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First Polish Miecznik-class frigate’s steel has been cut

The first Polish Project 106 Miecznik (Swordfish)-class frigate had its steel cut on August 16 at the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa: PGZ) Naval Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland.

With the help of its strategic partners Babcock (as the platform design provider and technology partner), Remontowa Shipbuilding, MBDA, and Thales, PGZ Naval Shipyard is constructing three frigates for the Polish Navy as part of the Miecznik program, which is estimated to be worth around PLN8 billion (USD1.95 billion).

2022 saw the selection of Babcock’s Arrowhead 140 design as the foundation for Poland’s Miecznik-class frigate. The Iver Huitfeldt-class platform, which is already in use by the Royal Danish Navy, served as the inspiration for the Arrowhead 140 design. This platform also served as the foundation for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 31 general-purpose frigate development.

PGZ stated in a 16 August notice that the initiative was proceeding according to plan. According to current plans, the lead frigate, ORP Burza, has its keel started.


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