Poland Selects Lockheed Martin's HIMARS Launcher for Homar Program for Exclusive Further Negotiations
(Source: Lockheed Martin; issued July 7, 2017)
DALLAS --- The Polish Armament Group (PGZ) has selected Lockheed Martin for exclusive further negotiations to develop the Polish Homar program on the basis of the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
The partnership will develop in-country defense technology modernization via transfer of technology, in-country production/manufacturing and future modernization.
Lockheed Martin produces HIMARS launchers for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and international customers. The highly mobile platform delivers accurate, lethal, quick-strike munitions ranging from 15 to 300 kilometers.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Lockheed Martin Has Become A Partner of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa in the "Homar" Program
(Source: PGZ Group; issued July 5, 2017)
On 4 July, the Consortium led by Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. recommended American Lockheed Martin for continuing talks on squadron-level fire-module of multiple rocket launchers "Homar”. This paves the road for the PGZ-led consortium to submit an offer to the Polish MoD's Armament Inspectorate and to start the goverment-to-goverment procedure on granting US administration's consent for Lockheed Martin to participate in the "Homar" program.
Acquisition by the Polish Armed forces of such a squadron-level fire-module of multiple rocket launchers (code-name Homar) is one of the key elements of the Plan of Technical Modernization of the Polish Armed Forces. "Homar" consists in purchase of three squadron-level fire-modules of multiple rocket launchers.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. is a leader of the Consortium created to execute the "Homar" program for squadron-level fire-modules of multiple rocket launchers. As part of preparation of an agreement to be submitted to the Armament Inspectorate of the Polish MoD, the Consortium is engaged in advanced talks with foreign partners being the suppliers of technology necessary to create the potential of the Polish industry for the Homar program.
During these talks Lockheed Martin's offer was deemed to be the most advantageous from the point of view of requirements of the Polish Armed Forces and as regards technology transfers, and on 4 July 2017 Lockheed Martin was formally selected as a dedicated partner for rockets and missiles for the "Homar" program of squadron-level fire-modules of multiple rocket launchers. This selection opens the road towards further negotiations with Lockheed Martin and towards the final proposal from the Consortium to the Armament Inspectorate.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. has informed the Ministry of National Defence of Poland about the above recommendation, so that the Ministry could commence the government-to-government procedure on granting US administration's consent for Lockheed Martin to participate in the "Homar" program.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) is the leader of the Polish industry and one of the largest defence firms in Europe. It brings together 60 companies (defence, shipyard, new technology sectors) and generates annual revenues at the level of PLN 5 billion. Thanks to the potential of technology polonisation, strict cooperation with Polish scientific environment and emphasis on the research and development process PGZ offers innovative products which improve the safety. Furthermore, PGZ is modernising and servicing the vehicles, airplanes, helicopters, ships (as well as the former USSR equipment). In the years to come PGZ will develop space, satellite and cyber technologies.