On Tuesday, January 9th, a meeting with representatives of the Honeywell Group took place at the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) office in Warsaw. The objective was to commence preparations for their joint participation in this year’s edition of the European Defence Fund (EDF) projects. The deadline for submitting proposals passes in November 2024.
The European Defence Fund (EDF) is a key financial instrument of the European Union supporting research and development cooperation in the field of defense industry in Europe. The European Commission, during the period 2021-2027, will allocate over 7 billion Euros for this purpose. This program focuses on projects dedicated to cutting-edge interoperable defense technologies. It also promotes collaboration among businesses across the European Union.
Honeywell Group meets the qualifications required of a legal entity to participate in the EDF and has been cooperating with the Polish Armaments Group since July 6, 2022, when a memorandum was signed regarding the establishment of local service capabilities for key components and military infrastructure related to engines, propulsion systems, and vehicle electronics for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland. The American company manufactures engines and electronic systems used, among others, in the M1A1/M1A2 Abrams tanks.
Poland has ordered 250 M1A2SEPv3 tanks and 116 M1A1FEP tanks from the United States. These modern tanks are powered by gas turbine engines (AGT1500) and other components designed and produced by Honeywell. The partnership signed less than two years ago focuses on providing knowledge and technology that will enable PGZ companies to develop the capability for ongoing maintenance and servicing of these vehicles. The memorandum also covers other areas that utilize solutions based on Honeywell’s product portfolio.
Based on the press release