BAE Systems, Polish Defence Holding team for Polish MTP bid
BAE Systems Hägglunds has announced that it will team with Polish national defence company, Polish Defence Holding, to offer a solution for the Polish armed forces’ Modular Tracked Platform (MTP) programme. The teaming agreement was announced on 30 May.
Together the companies will offer new tracked armoured combat vehicles for the MTP programme, which is part of Poland’s National Armor Program. The companies will propose a family of vehicles which draw heavily on CV90 technology.
Erwin Bieber, president, BAE Systems’ Land & Armaments sector, said: ‘Polish Defence Holding has extensive experience as an in-country prime contractor and will be critical in developing solutions for this new family of armoured fighting vehicles that will meet the military’s requirements in Poland.’
BAE Systems said that this partnership brings the team one step closer to meeting the demanding technical and time challenges of this major Polish programme and delivering critical operational capability to the Polish land forces.
The MTP programme schedule will see a production contract likely to be let in 2015 with first vehicles delivered for service in 2018.
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