The offer submitted by Navantia to the Polish Ministry of Defence to build three frigates in a Technology Transfer (ToT) program has been selected in a ‘short list’ along with two other finalists.
Now, Navantia will participate in the Viability Phase in order to propose a design that further adjusts to the requirements of the Armaments Inspectorate of the Polish Ministry of Defence. The final decision on the contractor is expected in 2022.
The offer presented by Navantia is based on the design of the F-100, in service for the Spanish Navy, which has been the starting point for successful export contracts to Norway and Australia.
“Navantia is ready to have a local presence in Poland in order to support the construction and sustainment of the ships. We are proud to offer the Polish Navy a collaboration model that has proven to be of mutual benefit and that will allow Poland, a friend and ally, to have a highly technological naval defense capability, proven both by the Spanish Navy and by other international clients”.
Commercial and Business Development Director of Navantia, Javier Herrador: ” The Miecznik program for the construction of frigates is part of an ambitious plan launched by the Polish Government to modernize its Armed Forces with an investment of 115 billion euros until 2035.”