Poland seeks new MRCAs

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation & Defence | News -

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.

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