August 26, 2013 defense-aerospace.com
(Source: PZL-Świdnik; issued Aug. 23, 2013)
“Our presence at the Radom Air Show proves the unmatched capabilities of PZL-Świdnik as the only Polish manufacturer with the full ability to design, develop and produce state-of-the-art rotorcraft. What we will display, particularly the AW149 and the SW-4 Solo, shows the outstanding present and future capabilities of the Polish Armed Forces.”, said Mieczysław Majewski, President of the Management Board, PZL-Świdnik SA.
The latest achievement of PZL-Świdnik and AgustaWestland engineering teams, the AW149 has been designed and developed in the last few years. It is a modern military helicopter that meets the most stringent operational requirements in terms of flexibility, performance, security and cost-effectiveness.
The AW149, the most modern design offered within the tender, features open architecture and high growth potential. Having intellectual property of the so-called source codes, PZL-Świdnik and AgustaWestland, are able to guarantee Poland the broadest capability to modify and customize the helicopter to meet the needs of the Polish Armed Forces in the future.
“We are confident the AW149 helicopter is the only solution able to meet the Polish Armed Forces’ needs and bring measurable benefits to the Polish industry. What we are offering to Poland is not only the product itself. We are committed to delivering complete solutions, including logistic and training packages, which ensure the product’s broadest availability and helicopter’s safe operation throughout the next 40 years,” said Nicola Bianco, Managing Director, PZL-Świdnik SA.
The SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH, the result of a close collaboration between PZL-Świdnik and AgustaWestland, will also be among the show’s highlights. The Solo demonstrates the companies’ involvement in the development of the UAV sector, which shows significant growth potential and provides market opportunities.
“The SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH is one of the most advanced aviation technology achievements in recent years, which confirms PZL-Świdnik’s commitment to innovation. Its ability to perform both manned and unmanned flights considerably expands the capabilities of modern rotorcrafts.”, stressed Tomasz Bilski, Engineering Director, PZL-Świdnik SA.
PZL-Świdnik’s static display will also include the company’s flagship products, the light single engine SW-4 helicopter able to perform a wide range of military and civil missions and the W-3PL Głuszec helicopter, remaining in service with the Polish Armed Forces, which has proven to be a highly effective and reliable machine capable of operating in the most demanding conditions.
PZL-Świdnik is the strategic sponsor of the Air Show-2013 in Radom.