Technology and Knowledge Transfer Integral Part of Agreement
SMAG Mobile Antenna Masts (SMAM) is to provide novel lattice masts for Poland’s Patriot WISLA air defence system, the company announced on 16 December.
SMAM will fulfil three contracts in cooperation with Polish company Wojskowe Zakłady Łączności Nr 1 S.A. (WZL), a specialist developer of next-generation surveillance solutions. SMAM will deliver masts for the Mobile Communications Centres (MCCI) for WISLA, will transfer technology and knowhow for the building of lattice antenna masts to WZL1, and the two companies will partner for future joint projects in the domestic market. WZL1 will thus become the first company in Poland to begin series production of lattice antenna masts to be integrated onto vehicles in service with the Polish armed forces.
The managing directors of both parties are convinced that current and future projects show high demand for innovative mast systems, and that further orders can be expected. “We have known WZL for more than 30 years now [it has] developed and modified Mobile Digital Communication Nodes (RWL-C) as a sole supplier to [the] Polish MoD and is also known as a provider of satellite communication solutions. This has proven to be a reliable and unique system on the market. Together we will now exploit synergies and develop a new type of mobile mast system that combines the advantages of both installations. The complete system will be installed on a 10×10 Jelsz truck, hosted on a 20 feet containerframe, which is [easily] transported to any point,“ stated Wolfgang Schnelle, SMAM Managing Director.