On August 3, the Polish Armament Agency signed a contract with the defence company Mesko, a subsidiary of the state-owned defence industry holding Polish Armament Group (PGZ), for a large batch of Spike-LR anti-tank guided missiles.
Many key details of the order remain unspecified. However, the Polish Armament Agency said that the contract covers the production and delivery of ‘several hundreds’ of Spike-LR anti-tank missiles. The contract is valued at approximately PLN 400 million (EUR 90 million), and it is expected to be fulfilled between 2023 and 2026.
It is worth noting that Spike-LR missiles will be manufactured in Poland by the Polish defence company Mesko under a license provided by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the producer of the Spike family of missiles.
This will be another large batch of Spike missiles to be delivered to the Polish Armed Forces. In 2004-2013, the Polish army received 264 launchers and 2,675 Spike missiles. The first missiles of this batch were produced in Israel and delivered to the Polish Armed Forces directly by Rafael. However, in 2017-2020, the Polish defence company Mesko produced and delivered a batch of 1,000 Spike missiles to the army.