The Narew system is the result of cooperation between MBDA and PGZ. Poland had hoped for delivery in 2027, but the crisis in Ukraine has demonstrated the importance of anti-aircraft systems. As a result, Poland has decided to move up its schedule.
On April 14, Mariusz Błaszczak, Poland's defense minister, signed a contract with MBDA for delivery of the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) at the end of this year. Poland had previously shown interest in the system but was not planning to buy it outright as it was targeting delivery in 2027. This deadline was cut short following the war in Ukraine and the growing tensions between Russia and Poland: the Ukrainians have clearly demonstrated the usefulness and effectiveness of the various anti-aircraft systems against the Russian Air Force.
The system, known locally as Narew, combines a PGZ 8x8 truck chassis with MBDA's CAMM short-range anti-aircraft system. The system has a range of approximately 25 km and this with a 360° launch capability. The Narew will replace modernized but still Soviet-era S-125SC Newa batteries.
The first delivery is announced for September 2022 and a second for the end of this year, possibly in 2023. Poland is also expected to receive its two new MIM-104 PAC-3 Patriot long-range anti-aircraft batteries later this year.
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