Saab and MESKO S.A. (Mesko) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the possibility of establishing a service centre for RBS15 anti-ship missiles in Poland.
The aim of the MoU is to define the terms of cooperation in the establishment of an RBS15 servicing capability, through which Polish industry will be able to provide direct support to the Navy (MW).
The agreement defines specific areas of cooperation, including, among others, training for operators and technical personnel, technical and service support for missiles and onboard systems. The agreement includes the possibility of establishing an RBS15 Recertification, Servicing and Repair Centre in Poland.
– Saab, as a supplier of RBS15 for Orkan missile ships, has been supporting Poland’s security for many years. We are proud that our system has been recognised by the User and selected for the new Swordfish type frigates. Given the current security situation in Europe, this significant strengthening of the MW capability makes the creation of a local support centre for RBS15 systems even more important,” said Stefan Öberg, Vice President and Head of Business Unit Missile Systems at Saab.
Saab is working closely with Mesko in this venture, which will not only bring direct benefits to the user, but will also create new jobs and increase the competence of the Polish industry.
– Our cooperation will guarantee the full operational capability of the MW by ensuring security of supply for the Polish Armed Forces,’ stressed Jyrki Kujansuu, President of Saab Technologies Poland.