Partnership For Protection


Our partnership is centered on helping Poland defend against outside threats while strengthening the country from within.


Through the sustainment of thousands of highly-skilled Polish jobs, we support national economic growth and deliver world-leading innovation. Our PZL Mielec facility, one of Poland’s largest defense exporters, develops Poland’s local industrial base and plays a critical role in the global  Black Hawk supply chain. And the unmatched capabilities of programs like the  F-35 stealth fighterJavelin and  HIMARS are redefining Poland’s national security while increasing interoperability with European and NATO allies.
 

A Strong Heritage


Lockheed Martin has been a trusted partner supporting Poland's national interests for more than 20 years. However, our heritage dates back much farther, to the establishment of our PZL Mielec facility. Our timeline of shared milestones in the advancement for Polish aerospace, industry and defense is a proud one. 

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Unmatched Security


We partner with the Polish Ministry of National Defence on a variety of crucial defence and security programmes. These include fighter aircraft, utility helicopters, missile defence and precision fire systems.

Below are several flagship programs we provide to Poland.

Black Hawk

Built in Poland by PZL Mielec, the multi-role Black Hawk is the preferred combat assault and utility helicopter for 30+ global operators.

F-16 Fighting Falcon

In 2020 Poland became the latest NATO member to join the F-35 family, set to acquire its first fifth-generation stealth fighter in 2024.

JASSM-ER

Advanced missile capability to protect soldiers, citizens and infrastructure, while reducing overall mission costs.

Enduring Alliances, Global Supply Chains


The long-standing partnership between Lockheed Martin and Poland supports thousands of jobs across hundreds of Polish businesses.



More than 1,300 of the 1,700 suppliers to our PZL Mielec facility are Polish businesses. Find supplier resources here.

Through the sustainment of nearly 7,000 highly-skilled Polish jobs, we support national economic growth.

PZL Mielec is one of Poland's top defense exporters, accounting for 29% of all exports in 2019.


Polish Black Hawks

As of December 2020, 62 S-70i Black Hawks were built and delivered from PZL Mielec. Nine countries around the world operate these Polish-built aircraft, a testament to the skill and capability of the Polish industrial base.
 

Contributing to Community

 

We play an active role in helping to strengthen the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. Our community outreach efforts in Poland primarily support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, research and development, and military and veteran causes.
 

Investing in Today

Through our community partnership programme, we support Polish military veterans and their families, recognising their service and sacrifice for Poland.
 

Investing in Tomorrow

We're developing industry and science partnerships with insititutions across Poland, increasing its competitiveness in Europe and around the world. In the last three years, we have supported 70 students in their journey to highly-skilled positions as the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists.
 

 

Media Contacts:

Lockheed Martin:
John Neilson
Email:  john.neilson@lmco.com
Phone: +44 0 207 979 8075

PZL Mielec:
Agnieszka Emerling-Gasiewszka
Email:  agnieszka.emerling-gasiewska@lmco.com
Phone: + 48 177 431 786

Business Development:

Robert Orzylowski
Email:  robert.orzylowski@lmco.com
Phone: +48 22 584 7220

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