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MBDA strikes $2.4 billion anti-air deal with Poland

2nd May 2023 - 17:39 GMT | by Sam Hart in London


Brigadier General Artur Kuptel, Head of the Polish Armaments Agency and MBDA UK Managing Director Chris Allam on April 28th. (Photo: MBDA)

Poland has announced a $2.4-billion deal with the UK arm of Europe’s MBDA for 44 iLauncher anti-air platforms and several hundred CAMM missiles.

Continuing Poland’s renaissance in military spending, the deal announced by the Polish and UK governments on April 28th is the latest in a stream of acquisitions by the Polish Armed Forces. Analysis by Shephard Defence Insight values Polish defence procurement at upwards of $16.2 billion in the last 12 months alone.

The 44 iLaunchers will support Poland’s modernisation and manufacture of a total of 22 PILICA+ air defence batteries, described by MBDA as “the largest European short-range air defence acquisition programme in NATO”.

Capable of defeating air threats out to 25km, MBDAs Common Anti-Air Modular Missile (CAMM) is already

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Sam Hart


Sam Hart

Sam Hart is the Land Analyst for Shephard Media's Defence Insight. Before joining Shephard, Sam …

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