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Choices for Narew Polish air defence

24th August 2015 - 11:08 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Polish MoD will replace its ageing air defence systems under a new procurement project due to launch next year.

But Poland has a difficult choice to make between the industrial contenders for the Narew programme.

It will provide a short- to medium-range air defence system. Since December 2014 Poland has been talking to nine industry providers, these include: Diehl BGT Defence, MBDA France, IAI, Kongsberg Defence Systems, MEADS International, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., Thales Poland, Aselsan and the Polish consortium PGZ.

Due to start in 2016, Narew will see the obsolete 2K12 Kub (SA-6 Gainfil) and 9K33 OSA-AK

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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