Defence and security company Saab has signed on the 10th pf September a Teaming Agreement with Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze Nr 2 S.A. (WZL No.2) aviation facilities in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Under the Teaming Agreement Saab and WZL No. 2 will promote their joint offer to the Polish Air Force regarding modernization of their MiG-29 fleet by enabling the aircraft to carry Saab’s Electronic Warfare self-protection systems. The teaming agreement will also open the way to cooperate on modernization of other systems in use with Polish Air Force.
Polish Air Force MiG-29 are heavily engaged in air policing missions in Poland and abroad where they need modern Electronic Warfare capability. To display Saab´s capability in the Electronic Warfare field, a Saab BOL chaff dispenser mounted on a MiG-29 was recently displayed during a military fair in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Saab´s Electronic Warfare (EW) systems are designed to provide exceptional situational awareness with the ability to detect, localise and identify radar frequency based threats. They give the information and decision superiority a pilot need to be on top of the electronic battlefield. And if detected, protection from countermeasure systems will mitigate the risks in the hostile engagement in order to complete the mission and leave the engagement zone for a safe return home.
“As an international supplier of electronic warfare systems, Saab fully recognize the importance of finding the right partners to complement our portfolio. Along with WZL2, we can use our knowledge to develop projects that are very favorable to the Polish Air Force and the Polish industry,” says Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of Saab business unit EW-systems within business area Electronic Defence Systems.
“We are very pleased to note our cooperation with a trusted supplier to the Polish Air Force, WZL No. 2. Saab offers a large number of cutting-edge solutions to ensure that modern fighter aircraft attain operational superiority and high survivability in all scenarios. These Electronic Warfare systems have proved themselves on the export market, and are in use in many countries worldwide,” says Jason Howard, Country Manager, Saab in Poland.
Catering to the technical needs of Polish Air Force aircraft, WZL No.2 are one of the biggest aviation works facilities in Poland. The company, a part of the leading defence business in Poland, the Polish Armament Group (PGZ), has accumulated over 65 years of experience in working with military aircraft, most recently with Polish Air Force MiG-29 and Su-22 fighters.