Thales and MBDAÂ have partnered with Poland’sÂ Wojskowe Zaklady Uzbrojenia toÂ offer theÂ Aster 30Â Block 1 missile in a joint bid for theÂ Polish government’s Wisla contract, Defense News reported Tuesday.
Pierre Tran writes that Thales and MBDA have submitted letters of intent for cooperation with WZU to bolster the localÂ industry’s autonomy inÂ producing and supporting Poland’s future missile defense system.
As part of their bid, WZU will manage finalÂ assembly of the Aster 30 launcher and work with other Polish companies to build equipment, provide training and design missile reloaders, the report said.
The three companies also established a long-term partnership to provide logistics support, where WZU willÂ be responsible for subsystem repairs and system-level support.
Tran reports that MBDA signed a separate LOI withÂ Zaklady Mechaniczne Tarnow on the supply of equipment for missile transit and storage.