2018-06-29 | 05:00Defence
Polish defence industry exhibits a significant growth potential. Polish army equipment tenders open huge prospects to companies.
As assessed by Krzysztof Krystowski, Deputy President of the Board of Leonardo Helicopters, the company which owns PZL-Świdnik, the Polish army and defence industry should undergo simultaneous modernisation. The participation of domestic entities in the army equipment tenders announced by the Ministry of National Defence (MON) is a huge opportunity. Given the scale and complexity of such contracts, their implementation will be based on strict cooperation between various Polish companies, with the potential cooperation between PZL-Świdnik and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (Polish Armaments Group) in building a combat helicopter being an accurate example.
2018-06-25 | 05:00EU funds
The Polish aerospace industry is at the edge of important changes. It is likely to become one of the major European players.
The Polish priority National Space Programme, to be implemented over the coming 2-3 years, is going to be ready in the second half of the year. Poland is also in talks regarding the accession to the European SST Consortium which performs space surveillance and tracking. “The domestic sector has an opportunity to participate in the new financing perspective after 2021,” the President of the Polish Space Agency said. The Agency itself is also due to undergo major changes in the upcoming months. These events might elevate the use of satellite technologies in the country to a new level.
2018-05-22 | 05:50Politics
New helicopters are necessary to ensure security on the Baltic Sea. The Navy needs a technological leap.
“The upgrade capabilities of military helicopters which have been in service since the 1960s are quite limited and we need a technological leap,” said Gen. Piotr Patalong, former commander of Special Forces. As part of a procedure carried out by the Ministry of National Defence, eight helicopters intended for anti-submarine warfare and sea search and rescue operations will be delivered to the Navy. Today, this function is performed by well-worn post-Soviet Mi-14 helicopters. New machines are necessary to ensure the military and civil security on the Baltic.
2018-03-27 | 06:00Defence
Polish scientists have developed a new method for optical laser communication. This new technology will improve communication range and minimise interference during data transmission.
Contrary to continuous wave lasers commonly used in data transmission, the Polish invention will use pulsed lasers. This will ensure a significantly greater range and minimise interference during data transmission. Experts from the Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology (WAT), are working on employing this new technology in laser distance meters to allow soldiers to communicate in difficult terrain and during radio silence. NASA has taken an Interest in optical data transmission technology as well.