The Miecznik Class takes its design from the Arrowhead-140PL frigate, similar to the Royal Navy’s Type 31 frigates but optimized for Polish Navy requirements.
The INBS is a variant of OSI’s Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS), the leading Warship Integrated Navigation and Tactical System. INTS features capabilities designed for modern naval operations and is powered by ECPINS, the predominant WECDIS supplied to NATO and Allied navies.
Ken Kirkpatrick, President & CEO, OSI, stated, “The Arrowhead 140 frigate represents the pinnacle of contemporary naval architecture; it is most fitting that OSI’s world-class naval integrated navigation and tactical system will be integrated into these platforms. Incorporating OSI’s system into Miecznik will provide the Polish Navy and prospective A140 customers with a formidable warship option.”
OSI and PGZ SW share a Long-Term Partnership Agreement (LTPA) which includes training PGZ SW staff to conduct installations, set-to-work, configuration and commissioning activities. Furthermore, OSI is helping PGZ SW to develop a Navigation Laboratory and Mission System Integration Facility. Thanks to this cooperation, OSI will become the preferred supplier for all Polish Navy new-build and retrofit WECDIS-based navigation solutions.
Jim Davison, VP Business Development, OSI, expressing enthusiasm about this significant agreement, said, “This contract, now our third INBS contract in Poland, underscores the robust collaboration between PGZ SW and OSI, forged through our joint efforts on the Kormoran and Arctowski programmes. OSI’s familiarity with the Type 31 design as the fleetwide provider of WECDIS to the Royal Navy ideally positions us for this endeavour.”
The Miecznik frigate features a length of 138.7 meters, width of 19.7 meters, and depth of 5.5 meters and boasts a displacement of approximately 7000 tonnes. With a complement of 100-120 personnel, the frigate is designed to have an operational endurance of 30 days at sea without replenishment, can achieve a maximum speed of 28 knots and has an impressive range exceeding 6,000 nautical miles