PGZ signed contract to supply radio-electronic systems for Swordfish

Rohde & Schwarz will supply radio-electronic reconnaissance and defence systems for three Miecznik-type frigates being built at PGZ’s Naval Shipyard for the Polish Navy.

The German company announced yesterday that it had signed a contract with the Polish Armaments Group for the supply of communications systems and RCESM (Radar and Communications Electronic Support Measures).

The purpose of this advanced system is to detect, track and identify threats, as well as ensure the safety and security of ships. It intercepts sources of radar and radio signals. Based on tracked radio transmissions and radar signatures, it can quickly identify hostile vessels, including ships, aircraft and drones, assisting in the selection of adequate means to defend one’s own surface platform.

– We are honoured to have been selected by PGZ as the supplier of the RCESM system for the Polish Navy’s Swordfish frigates. This contract is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest quality technology and solutions to our customers. We look forward to working closely with PGZ to ensure a successful implementation of the system on the new frigates,” said Michael Niew√∂hner, vice president ELINT / RESM at Rohde & Schwarz.

As Rohde & Schwarz points out, the RCESM system is a key component of its naval offering. Already in use by another navy (the German F126 frigates under construction will also be equipped with such a system – ed.), the system is designed to be fully configurable and scalable, making it ideal for a wide range of maritime applications.

Rohde & Schwarz, is a private company based in Munich, which was founded 90 years ago in Germany. The founders were Dr Lothar Rohde and Dr Hermann Schwarz. Its initial focus was on the design and manufacture of high-frequency technology, mainly television and radio transmitters, but over time it also added measurement and test equipment, defence electronics and security components for communication networks.

Today, the company is a leading global supplier of measurement technology, cyber security and broadcasting equipment. It employed around 13,800 people.


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