A landmark settlement has been reached between Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Polish Defence Minister Mariusz B?aszczak to cooperate on Poland’s future air defence system. The settlement will present enhanced safety and defence improvement for each nations, whereas creating and sustaining vital abilities throughout the missile sector in Poland and the UK. A primary for the UK-Poland relationship, the Assertion of Intent will see the 2 nations share pioneering expertise to develop NAREW, Poland’s future Floor-Primarily based Air Defence System, which is anticipated to have a multi-billion-pound finances. Within the UK, MBDA’s Widespread Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) household has been confirmed for the NAREW programme. Flying at supersonic speeds, CAMM missiles can destroy fashionable air threats together with stealth plane and high-speed missiles. Every CAMM household missile is provided with a complicated lively radar seeker that may see even the smallest, quickest and stealthiest targets via the worst climate and the heaviest digital jamming.

Chris Allam, Managing Director MBDA UK:” MBDA is delighted to be taking part in such a number one position within the UK-Poland Defence partnership. This settlement endorses the deep relationship we have now shaped with Poland’s Ministry of Nationwide Defence and Polish Trade and is underpinned by the character of our unprecedented expertise co-operation and switch proposal for NAREW and Polish Air Defence. In selecting MBDA, and the CAMM household, Poland will obtain the advantages of a real European missile partnership, the newest capabilities, and the power to safe and develop extremely expert jobs in its defence trade. We thank Poland for the belief positioned in us and we look ahead to delivering this programme in co-operation with PGZ.”


Defence Secretary Ben Wallace mentioned:” This settlement will ship a step change in our defence co-operation with Poland and paves the way in which for our militaries to function much more intently. Minister B?aszczak and I look ahead to seeing the GBAD partnership develop. Britain and Poland have traditionally stood facet by facet towards a spread of threats and can proceed to deepen our partnership.”

The Assertion of Intent was signed through the Defence Secretary’s go to to Poland the place he reaffirmed the UK’s dedication to European defence and safety and NATO Allies. The Defence Ministers visited personnel in Bemowo Piskie Camp, Orzysz, the place the UK Armed Forces are serving alongside Polish and different NATO Allies as a part of NATO’s Enhanced Ahead Presence. The Defence Secretary and Minister B?aszczak additionally mentioned the present state of affairs alongside Poland’s border with Belarus. The Defence Secretary affirmed UK assist for Poland, and the UK’s agency condemnation the Lukashenko regime’s try to engineer a migration disaster to undermine Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. He confirmed the UK will proceed to supply sensible assist via the deployment of UK army engineers to supply engineering technical and liaison help and wider engineering assist to Polish army personnel deployed on the border. Poland and the UK are each investing in bettering capabilities and in modernising our Armed Forces, exceeding NATO’s Defence spending goal of two% of GDP. The bilateral relationship between the nations is powerful, with forces working facet by facet on land, at sea and within the air. Endeavours to work collectively to face shared challenges are underpinned by the Defence and Safety Cooperation Treaty signed in 2017.

Wallace and B?aszczak signed an announcement of intent on 18 November to co-operate on Poland’s NAREW (CAMM) Floor-Primarily based Air Defence System. (Picture by Poland Ministry of Nationwide Defence )