MEADS International, a joint venture betweenÂ Lockheed Martin and MBDA,Â has submitted a proposal to the Polish government to build and deliverÂ air-and-missile defense systems, Defense News reported Tuesday.
Jen Judson writes the submission is in response to aÂ solicitation noticeÂ on Poland’s Wisla missile defense program.
Marty Coyne, Â Medium Extended Air Defense SystemÂ director at Lockheed, saidÂ that the proposal covers the production and delivery of 16 fire units over aÂ 50-month period, according to the report.
The report said MEADS’ offering incorporatesÂ the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhanced missile technology.
In September 2016, MEADS signedÂ a partnership agreement with Poland’s state-owned defense firm Polska Grupa ZbrojeniowaÂ to exploreÂ potential business opportunities involving the Wisla medium-range air defense program.
Judson reportedÂ Poland has anÂ option to acquire PatriotÂ missiles and Northrop Grumman‘sÂ Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System via a foreign military sales deal with the U.S. or purchase the MEADS systems through a hybrid sale.
MEADS plansÂ toÂ establish a systems integration laboratory in Warsaw for the development of future performance and capacity updates as part of itsÂ proposal to the Polish government.
RaytheonÂ also offered a workshare plan to compete for the Wisla program,Â Judson wrote.