PGZ Stocznia Wojenna will provide an external communication system and a Radioelectronic Warfare system for the Miecznik frigates. A Radioelectronic Warfare Academy will also be established at the Shipyard.

PGZ Stocznia Wojenna has signed two contracts for the supply of equipment for the Miecznik frigates with the German company Rohde & Schwarz.

The first contract covers the delivery of sets of external radio communication means of the HF/VHF/UHF range. The radios, receivers and antenna field elements supplied by R&S will form elements of the Integrated Communications System (IcommS) produced by PGZ Stocznia Wojenna. Similar systems are being developed and supplied by PGZ SW, e.g. for the Kormoran type mine destroyers, where they have met with very favourable evaluations from users. The Mieczniks will receive a solution that is the result of several years of development work by the shipyard’s Electronics and Armament Centre. The Polish IcommS will provide secure information exchange in tactical channels using audio end terminals and MMHS Hermes military text message management.

The second contract is for the supply of a radio-electronic warfare system (RESM/CESM). The Miecznik will be equipped with the proven state-of-the-art WRE systems from Rohde & Schwarz used successfully on the recently commissioned four German F-125 frigates. The same systems will also be on the future F-126 frigates. Thanks to the strategic relationship between the companies built in recent years, a Radioelectronic Warfare and SIGINT Academy will also be established at the PGZ Stocznia Wojenna based on the R&S software simulator. This will be Poland’s only international RESM/CESM engineering and training base, as well as COMINT and ELINT for Polish Navy ships.

Radio-electronic warfare systems (Electronic Warefare, WRE in NATO nomenclature) use electronic equipment in military operations to provide an advantage to allied forces. The purpose of WRE operations is to identify, intercept and assess threats, to supplement reconnaissance imagery of communications systems and radar signals and to present condensed information in a battlefield and battlefield imagery system to facilitate decision-making by ship crews.

With the contracted system, the Polish frigates will be able to detect, determine direction, intercept, identify, record and analyse radar and radio communication signals.


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