Lockheed Martin and Polish Ministry of Defence finalise PAC-3 WISŁA Phase Two offsets agreement, growing the Polish industrial base.
Press Release, Warsaw, 25 August 2023: Lockheed Martin and the Polish Ministry of Defence finalised an agreement for offset commitments supporting the PAC-3 [Patriot Advanced Capability-3] WISŁA Phase II programme. The agreement creates eight new projects that will sustain high-value engineering jobs in Poland and provide new areas of technology, training, and technical assistance to the Polish defence industrial base. The offset companies include PGZ (Warsaw), PCO (Warsaw), WZL-1 (Deblin), WZL-2 (Bydgoszcz) and Mesko (Skarzysko-Kamienna).
“Our partnership with the Polish industrial base and Ministry of Defence is providing real economic prosperity to local communities across Poland and delivering critical security assets to Polish armed forces,”said Robert Orzylowski, director for Lockheed Martin Poland, Central and East Europe. “This work also boosts the critical skills needed to develop national industrial capability and expertise for the future.”
Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 MSE interceptor is a core element of Poland’s future missile defence, and its precision munitions and training systems provide vital capabilities to Polish defence forces.
Lockheed Martin has been a trusted partner for Poland’s national defence, industry, and economy for more than 20 years. In the past 10 years, the company has invested $1.8 billion (USD) in Poland. Today,its in-country operations sustain 6,700 high-value Polish jobs, of which 1,700 are with aircraft manufacturer PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company and one of Poland’s leading defence exporters.