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James Price signs record export deal with Poland

The £1.9 billion agreement is for a British air defence system
12 May 2023
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James, sixth from right, having signed the deal
James, sixth from right, having signed the deal

James Price (School 1990-95) is the European sales director for UK company MBDA, and signed an export deal at the end of April to roll out a British air defence system across Poland.

The agreement provides Poland with cutting-edge, ground-based-air-defence capabilities that will protect the country for generations to come, as well supporting hundreds of highly skilled jobs across the UK.

The deal is one of the largest bilateral European air defence deals of its kind in NATO and is the culmination of months of close collaboration between the UK and Poland. It will see the UK equip 22 Polish air defence batteries with UK Common Anti-Air Modular Missiles (CAMMs) and launchers, under a programme called PILICA+.

The missiles can be deployed to protect high value, mobile assets such as deployed military forces or critical national infrastructure.

Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace said: 'I am delighted that the UK and Poland’s deep and historic defence ties take another step forward with the signing of the largest ever UK defence export deal with Poland.'

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