The ORP Mewa has been commissioned into the Navy service. It is the third in a series of modern mine countermeasure vessels forming part of the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla. The new ship is equipped with the Głuptak mine defence system, which was developed at the Gdansk University of Technology.
On 14 February, at the Pomeranian Quay in Gdynia, with the participation of the highest military authorities, the white and red flag was ceremoniously raised on the minehunter ORP Mewa. The event was attended by, among others, commanders of the armed forces, parliamentarians, local government officials and representatives of the shipbuilding industry. Representatives of the Gdansk University of Technology also took part in the ceremony.
“In cooperation with the Research & Development Maritime Technology Centre JSC, we delivered the OPM Głuptak system developed at the Gdansk University of Technology to ORP Mewa. Our mine defence system is also on the other two minehunters: ORP Albatros and ORP Kormoran,” says Paweł Zariczny, director of the Centre for Security and Defence Technology at the Gdansk University of Technology.
CTBO PG has been the manufacturer of these systems for the Armed Forces for many years. The Gluptak modular version is also on the equipment of other ships, including ORP Drużno. CTBO PG is currently executing a contract for the implementation of the system on ORP Hańcza.