The Polish Ministry of Defence has shortlisted Navantia as a potential partner of the PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium for the navy’s future frigate combat management system (CMS).

The PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium includes the PGZ Group and PGZ Stocznia Wojenna (PGZ SW).

Navantia’s proposal submitted for the tender was based on CATIZ CMS, which has been developed by Navantia Sistemas.

During this stage, Navantia Sistemas will develop a CMS proposal to meet the needs of the Polish Armaments Inspectorate (AI).

The company will focus on the integration of suitable sensors and weapons systems in its proposal.

According to the company, the contractor decision is expected next year.

The Miecznik programme involves the construction of three multi-mission frigates at the local PGZ naval shipyard in Gdynia through a ToT contract with an international firm.

It is part of a strategic plan launched by the Polish Government to upgrade its armed forces with an investment of €115bn until 2035.

Last month, the Polish Ministry of Defence selected Navantia’s offer in a ‘shortlist’ alongside two other finalists for the ToT programme. If selected, Navantia will build three frigates under the ToT programme.

The future frigates are intended to replace the Polish Navy’s two Oliver Hazard Perry-class vessels.

Navantia has presented its systems integration and Technology Transfer (ToT) expertise at the MSPO defence fair conducted in the Poland city of Kielce this month.