Kongsberg Defence Systems (KONGSBERG) has entered into agreement with PGZ (Polish Armaments Group) to develop business opportunities across the two organizations. KONGSBERG with its 7.500 employees and PGZ with 17.500 are both significant European defence industries.
KONGSBERG and PGZ have a long successful cooperation in Poland delivering the NSM (Naval Strike Missile) based Coastal Missile System for the Polish Navy. With this new agreement, the two companies extend the cooperation pursuing new opportunities across air defence, naval programs and space activities with the aim to build a long-term partnership for the Polish and international markets.
The agreement signed today was witnessed by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway and President of Poland His Excellency Mr Andrzej Duda, during the President`s State Visit to Norway.
“I am very proud to sign this agreement with PGZ on behalf of KONGSBERG. KONGSBERG is developed through international cooperation and we understand the principles of PGZ to grow with international partners. We see interesting opportunities working together and are ready to enter into a long-term partnership with PGZ”, says Harald Ånnestad, President, Kongsberg Defence Systems.
"The Letter which is signed is only a starting point for long-term cooperation between PGZ and Kongsberg. Our goals are ambitious. PGZ and Kongsberg decided to join industrial potentials in order to increase defence capabilities of both countries as well as support the economy development of our countries", says Arkadiusz Siwko President of PGZ SA.
Source: Kongsberg Gruppen
Date: May 24, 2016