The Navantia company has been selected as finalist for the offer submitted to the Polish Ministry of Defense to build three frigates by Transfer of Technology (ToT). The company will participate in the feasibility phase, in which it will present a proposal adjusting the design submitted to the requirements of the Material Directorate of the Polish Ministry of Defense and whose resolution will be known in 2022.
Navantia has explained that the offer presented is based on the design of the F-100, in service for the Spain navy, which has been the starting point for successful export contracts to Norway and Australia, as reported by the company in a statement.
Thus, the Miecznik program, launched by the Polish Government, provides for the construction of three multi-mission frigates at the local PGZ shipyard through a Technology Transfer (ToT) contract with an international company, a business model in which Navantia, recalled, “has solid experience.”
“Navantia has a long experience in the design and construction of a wide range of frigates, with proven flexibility, therefore, to adapt to the needs of the Polish Navy,” they stressed in their statement.
Navantia has efficiently executed different technology transfer models that have allowed the local development of shipbuilding capabilities and also life cycle support, a business model with high added value in which the company has success stories through its contracts in Turkey, Saudi Arabia or Australia , as reported Efe.
“We are proud to be able to make available to the Polish Navy a collaboration model which has proven to be beneficial both for us and for our partners and that will allow Poland, a friendly and allied country, to equip itself with a technologically advanced and proven naval defense capacity both in Spain and in other international clients ”, declared the director Commercial and Business Development of Navantia, Javier Herrador.
The Miecznik program for the construction of frigates is part of a plan launched by the Polish Government to modernize its Armed Forces with an investment of 115,000 million euros until 2035.