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”.

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