The French offer is built on a strategic partnership between France and Poland to deliver the military and industrial autonomy that Poland requires. The Polish Scorpene equipped with naval cruise missiles will be the most powerful conventional submarine in NATO, with combat capabilities equivalent to those of the French SSN Barracuda. The French Embassy in Warsaw denied in an official statement the press articles that falsely claimed that France had withdrawn its support to the offer proposed by Naval Group and MBDA for the ORKA programme. The French authorities reaffirmed their full support to the providing of a naval deep strike capability to Poland through the French offer that includes Scorpene submarines fitted with naval cruise missiles. Naval Group and MBDA remain fully committed to propose the best possible offer to the Polish authorities for the Orka programme. We are awaiting the final decision of the Polish authorities to launch this strategic project in the framework of the new Armed Forces Technical Modernisation Plan. Our plan to cooperate on the long term with the Polish naval industry meets Polish authorities’ ambition to revitalize the Polish shipyards.
Scorpene fitted with Naval Cruise Missiles, a gamechanger for Poland
07 décembre 2018 International Innovation Communiqué de presse