The ministry's Armament Inspectorate said in a statement it will select five bidders who will be invited to the next stage of the procedure. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by 2023.
The equipment should be able to detect troops within a 10-kilometer radius, helicopters and light military vehicles within a radius of 15 kilometer, and tanks within a 24-kilometer radius, according to the released document. The radars should be able to operate in the 10 GHz to18 GHz spectrum.
The estimated value of the planned procurement, which is to be carried out as part of Poland's ongoing military modernization efforts, was not disclosed by the ministry. The country's military upgrade and overhaul program for 2013 to 2022 is to total some 139 billion zloty (US $36.9 billion).
Jaroslaw Adamowski is the Poland correspondent for Defense News.