13/09/2015 23:37

WB Electronics and Thales unveil their UAS for Polish Gryf programme

WB Electronics and Thales unveiled today at Poland’s MSPO exhibition, their exclusive tactical unmanned aircraft system for the Polish Gryf requirement. The WB Electronics/Thales solution offers a capability that fully meets the Gryf requirements for an armed unmanned aircraft system, and delivers the capability through full Polish industrial collaboration.

Based on the combat-proven unarmed Watchkeeper system delivered to the British Army, the WB Electronics/Thales solution will integrate its surveillance capability with a strike capability of the Thales FreeFall Lightweight Multi-role Missile (FFLMM) together on a single platform.

Commanders can fully understand and exploit their environment using the high-performance Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability. In a fast changing environment, the solution can dynamically re-task to an effects-based capability allowing them to make faster, better informed decisions during critical target engagement.

Building on the partnership announced in July, the system will not only deliver the right capability, but will deliver the system through full partnership with the wider Polish industry.  Polish industry has extensive expertise in building unmanned aircraft. Many Polish solutions, such as the FlyEye offered by the WB Group, are currently being used by the Polish Armed Forces.

Through this unique partnership, WB Electronics and Thales will be able to establish a sovereign capability for the Polish Armed forces. Critical technologies developed by Polish engineers could also be exported to other countries in the future.