Poland seeks new MRCAs
Poland has begun the process of selecting a new multi-role combat aircraft type, the initial stages involving an analysis of potential options. “Companies willing to take part in the future competition have been encouraged to send information about their aircraft,” after which the request for information (RFI) will be based on the preliminary studies and an internal analysis by the military. Requested is a multi-role aircraft capable of supporting land forces, the navy and special forces. Companies are being asked to submit information about airborne electronic jamming as part of a separate programme. It is expected that Poland will eventually buy around 48 new aircraft and the probable candidates are the F-16V, Gripen E and Typhoon.