MBDA, Europe’s leading missile manufacturer, has partnered with MESKO S.A. to bring the Polish firm into its global missile supply chain. Contracts from MBDA to MESKO S.A. were signed at MSPO 2019 which took place last week in Kielce, Poland.
The scope of work includes components within multiple missiles including the CAMM air defense missile family and the Brimstone strike missile.
Warren Devine, MBDA Head of Industrial Co-Operation Poland, said: “These contracts validate our assessment that MESKO can provide quality missile components to MBDA’s exacting standards whilst enhancing our global competitiveness. MESKO will become a valuable part of MBDAs supply chain and a strong partner for deep cooperation.”
Gabriel Nowina-Konopka, Vice CEO of Mesko S.A. said: “Today’s agreement confirms our capabilities in manufacturing and delivering advanced missile systems. We are now included in the supply chain of components for one of the largest global manufacturers, and we are working on expanding this partnership on other ambitious projects.”
The contracts between MBDA and MESKO S.A., a PGZ company, follow on from the signing of a strategic co-operation agreement between MBDA and PGZ on missiles in February 2017. Since then, detailed assessments have been undertaken between both parties, which recognize the benefits and strengths of co-operation between each other.
CAMM and Brimstone are also offered to Poland for the Narew and Tank Destroyer programs. In addition to global supply chain opportunities, MBDA’s co-operation with PGZ involves unprecedented depth of missile technology and know-how transfer to Polish industry.
MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air).
With a significant presence in five European countries and within the USA, in 2018 MBDA achieved revenue of 3.2 billion euros with an order book of 17.4 billion euros. In total, the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development.
MBDA is jointly owned by Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%), and Leonardo (25%).
MESKO’s main task is to supply modern and high quality ammunition and rockets to the Polish Armed Forces and other bodies responsible for national security by implementing the most advanced technologies.
Mesko S.A. with its headquarters in Skarżysko – Kamienna, Poland has started to operate in 1924, initially as National Ammunition Factory. Celebrating its 90 years of existence/ presence, MESKO S.A. is leading manufacturer of Ammunition- Rocket Group, which was established within Polish Defense Industry consolidation.
The group is composed of Dezamet S.A., ZCh Nitro-Chem S.A., BZE Belma S.A., Gamrat Sp. z o.o. and other former companies, which were incorporated and now they are branches of Mesko S.A. - WSK Warszawa II, ZM Kraśnik, FPS Bolechowo and ZPS Pionki.
The company is the producer of world-class products and assemblies for ammunition and rockets used by Polish Armed Forces and entities responsible for national security and eligible supplier for NATO troops. The company has also the most modern demilitarization facilities in Europe.
Three rocket programs which are the most important and of strategic importance for Polish Army, include AAMS SPIKE and AAMS GROM.
In 2015 MESKO S.A. has become a part of Polish Armaments Group (PGZ).