On Tuesday, 27 July 2021, Minister Mariusz Blaszczak approved the contract signed by the PGZ-Miecznik Consortium and the Armament Inspectorate for the delivery of three frigates under the Miecznik programme included in the Technical Modernisation Plan of the Polish Armed Forces.
Thus, the construction of the frigates began. These modern vessels will provide the Polish Navy with new operational capabilities, necessary to perform a wide range of activities at sea. The PGZ-Miecznik Consortium consists of: Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA, PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Sp. z o.o. and Remontowa Shipbuilding SA of the Remontowa Holding group.
The signed contract provides for the design, construction and delivery of three frigate-class surface ships with an Integrated Combat System (IWS) in the years 2021-2034. The value of the entire order, including the fire units and logistics package amounts to around PLN 8 billion, which makes it the largest contract in the history of the Polish defence industry. The perspective for the completion of the project is 2034.
– I expect that the construction process will be as fast as in the case of the Kormoran type mine destroyers, built at Remontowa Shipbuilding SA. It is a showcase of the capabilities and possibilities of the Polish defence industry and at the same time it proves that it is possible to build in Poland ships that are very well appreciated by Polish sailors. I am convinced that it will be also the case of the three multi-purpose frigates – said Minister Mariusz Blaszczak during the ceremony. As he added, the frigates will be built in response to the needs of the Polish Navy.