On September 2, 2015 Boeing and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed an agreement outlining areas where Boeing and PGZ member companies will cooperate in the field of aerospace and defense.
Boeing will access talent and innovation within Poland’s defense industry while cooperating with PGZ companies in advancing their business goals. Together they will explore opportunities to support, sustain and upgrade defense systems; integrate unique Polish systems on Boeing platforms; strengthen manufacturing capabilities; incorporate PGZ companies in Boeing’s supply chain; pursue joint research and development and advance defense industrial capabilities.
“PGZ member companies are diverse and have the potential to play an even larger role in the international aerospace and defense industry. The collaboration opportunities available through Boeing’s expansive military, commercial, security and space portfolios can turn potential into reality for PGZ,” said Jeff Kohler, Boeing’s vice president for International Business Development for Defense, Space & Security.
One of the first Boeing platforms offering potential for Polish industry collaboration is the AH-64E Apache, which is a candidate for Poland’s attack helicopter requirement as part of the country’s defense modernization program. Boeing and its industry partners will continue to work with PGZ companies to identify opportunities across other military and commercial platforms and systems.