Polish Defense Holding and Finmeccanica cooperation
Polish Defense Holding and Finmeccanica signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the intention to strengthen their collaboration in aerospace, defence and security sectors both on Polish and International markets during MSPO (International Defense Industry Exhibition) that just ended in Kielce, Poland.
The two industrial groups, respectively through Bumar Labedy and PCO and Oto Melara and Selex ES, have already established a cooperation on the programme Rosomak for armoured vehicles.
The MoU paves the way to long-term industrial cooperation with important opportunities in sectors as helicopters, with the state-of-the-art multipurpose military helicopter AW149, offered by AgustaWestland’s subsidiary PZL Swidnik SA within the tender for the supply for the Polish armed forces; Defence systems sector with Oto Melara latest solutions for military land vehicle applications; and space, satellite services of Telespazio for Earth observation telecommunication.
Giovanni De Gennaro, Chairman of Finmeccanica, declared: “The MoU is a key milestone for Finmeccanica’s commitment to further strengthening the group’s position in Poland, which we consider – alike Italy and the UK – one of the group’s domestic countries”.