Poland intends to launch the production of FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank systems on its territory, and a corresponding memorandum has been signed today. This is reported by the Polish press with reference to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic.
The Polish Arms Group (PGZ - Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa) signed a memorandum of intent with the Javelin Joint Venture consortium, which includes the American companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. The document provides for the deployment on the territory of Poland of the production of Javelin anti-tank systems. The signing took place within the framework of the MSPO defense exhibition taking place in Poland.
Together with PGZ, we are exploring a range of opportunities to use the skills and experience of the Polish industry for co-production
- said the president of Javelin Joint Venture Andy Amaro.
At the moment, no concrete steps have been taken yet, PGZ is also evaluating the existing production facilities, where it is planned to deploy the assembly of American anti-tank systems. It is assumed that some elements of the ATGM will be produced in Poland, and the final assembly process will also be launched. The full-fledged production of the FGM-148 Javelin systems is expected within a few years.
The main contractor will be the defense company PGZ Mesko, a number of other Polish companies will act as subcontractors.
As stated, the FGM-148 Javelin ATGMs produced in Poland will be supplied both for export and to the Polish army, which in 2020 purchased 60 launchers, as well as 180 guided missiles.