09/14/2015 Victor M. S. Barreira - defenceiq.com
Turkish state-owned missile and rocket house Roketsan signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Polish companies Zak?ady Metalowe Mesko and Wojskowe Zak?ady Lotnicze Nr 1 (WZL 1) covering future cooperation on a range of defence industry activities. Both Polish companies are owned by the local armaments group Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ).
The scope of the signed MoU with ZM Mesko is to formalise the intent of collaboration on products and programmes involving capabilities and solutions including Cirit 70mm laser guided rocket and UMTAS (Uzun Menzilli Tanksavar Sistemi) long range air-to-surface anti-tank missile developed by Roketsan, air defence missile, guidance kits for conventional ammunition and other precision guided weapon systems.
The agreement with WZL 1 is to formalise the intent of collaboration on products and programmes involving the integration of Cirit and UMTAS weapon systems and other equipment on various types of platforms in the Polish Army inventory.
Both can be fired from helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, armoured vehicles, light attack aircraft, surface vessels and stationary platforms. The T129 ATAK helicopter is being offered to Poland’s Kruk programme.