Thursday, December 8, 2022

Ukraine, Poland to jointly develop surface-to-air missile system

Ukraine offering Poland to jointly develop an improved version of surface-launched air defence system that uses the R-27 missiles developed by ARTEM state joint stock holding company.

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According to the report, during the negotiations held in March 2017 Ukroboronprom State Concern proposed to the Ministry of National Defense of Poland to cooperate under the “Narew” short range air defence system programme being implemented by Poland’s PGZ jointly with the European defense consortium MBDA. Ukraine’s project has the draft name R-27 ADS (Air Defense System).


Poland is expected to purchase a total of 19 surface-to-air missile batteries under the Narew programme, with the first scheduled to enter service before 2022.

According to Altair, some elements of the system, including airborne radar, missile radar, mobile firing positions, missile tracking and control systems, and command and communication systems will be made in Poland. According to preliminary information, tests of R-27 ADS with participation of Polish military servicemen are scheduled for 2018.

As reported, in summer 2016, the consortium formed by Ukraine’s Spectechnoexport and Poland’s WB Electronics won a tender to supply R-27P1 medium-range air-to-air missiles for MiG-21 fighter jets of the Polish Air Force. In December 2016, Ukroboronprom and Poland’s WB Electronics S.A. signed a cooperation agreement on creation of new samples of antiaircraft and surface-to-air missile weapons.

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