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28 june 2022

Contract for more Kormoran II ships

At the Naval Base in Świnoujście, on June 26, 2022, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak approved a contract for the construction and delivery of three more Kormoran II-type mine countermeasures vessels for the Navy.

The parties to the agreement are the State Treasury - Armament Agency and the Consortium consisting of Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdansk as the leader, PGZ Naval Shipyard and the Research & Development Maritime Technology Centre in Gdynia.

Like the first three ships of this type, the next ones will also be built at Remontowa Shipbuilding.

- I had the opportunity to approve an agreement on equipping the Polish Navy with three more minehunters. As I heard from the sailors, these are very good ships - the Deputy Prime Minister said. The head of MOD added that three more ships produced by the Polish shipyard would be delivered to the Polish Navy as a series.

During the ceremony, the head of Poland’s MOD also presented the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla sailors with distinctions and departmental honours. He also thanked them for their service both at home and within NATO.

Kormoran II-type ships are used for searching for, identifying and combating sea mines, conducting reconnaissance of waterways, guiding other vessels through mine threat areas, laying mines and remotely controlling self-propelled anti-mine platforms. They can perform their tasks in the Polish economic zone and the Baltic and North Sea, within missions in tactical groups (teams of NATO, EU or multinational coalition forces vessels).