Polish MoD to Acquire Batch of SPIKE LR Missiles in a New Deal with Rafael and MESKO

By Arie Egozi

Defence Industry
Photo Credit of Signing Ceremony: Courtesy of Mesko (Image includes members of RAFAEL & MESKO Delegations)

Tel Aviv: The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD), through its Armament Authority, announced that it is purchasing hundreds of SPIKE LR Missiles through Rafael’s local industrial partner, MESKO, in a deal worth around US $ 100 million.

As Rafael’s local Polish industrial partner, MESKO has already manufactured SPIKE Missiles for the Polish Ministry of Defence. This will be the third such deal involving the SPIKE Missile Family. MESKO and Rafael have collaborated in working with the Polish market since 2003, allowing for the sale of completely “Poland-ized” missiles to be provided for the Polish user. The robust local manufacturing capabilities have provided the Polish MoD with over 3,000 SPIKE missiles that are entirely Polish-made.

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The legacy of success between Rafael and MESKO has brought about yet another achievement. Through 20 years of joint work, the companies have helped support the Polish defence establishment in securing the country’s valued assets and providing its armed forces with the most sophisticated technology of its kind in the world.

In keeping with RAFAEL’s global strategy, the support of local industry and allowing for not only technology transfer but also know-how has brought about another example of local industrial success and a thriving global partnership. This latest agreement further strengthens the existing relationship, and more similar deals are expected in the future.