2015 WSF Partners

Main Sponsors

Airbus makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The company – a division of Airbus Group – helps shape the future of air transportation and drives sustainable growth around the world. Based on a deep understanding of ever-changing market needs, Airbus pioneers technological solutions and seeks the most efficient sourcing and manufacturing possible – so airlines can grow and people can connect.

The Direction des Constructions Navales Services success as an advanced technology company with global reach is built on meeting customer needs by deploying exceptional know-how, unique industrial resources and an ability to develop innovative strategic partnerships.

DCNS designs and builds submarines and surface combatants, develops associated systems and infrastructure, and offers a full range of services to naval bases and shipyards. The Group has also expanded its focus into marine renewable energy.

Aware of its corporate social responsibilities, DCNS is a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The DCNS Group generates annual revenues of €3.1 billion and employs 13130 people.

Lockheed Martin is an American aerospace, defence, security and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. It is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. federal government agencies.

MBDA is a world leader in designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS) has been developed to International Common Operational Requirements to provide system capabilities not met by fielded air and missile defence systems.

MEADS incorporates the advanced hit-to-kill PAC-3 MSE missile, surveillance and fire control sensors, battle management/communication centers, and high-firepower launchers. It combines superior battlefield protection with unprecedented flexibility that allows it to protect maneuver forces and to provide homeland defence.

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services.

SAAB is a long-term partner of Poland with leading-edge solutions to today’s complex defence and security challenges, offering a product portfolio that supports local forces in all domains. SAAB is reinvesting into R&D programmes, supporting technology transfer, and boosting local export markets. The company constantly develops, adapts and improves its capabilities while creating new and better services for the partners and end users around the world.

WB Electronics S.A., the continuator of technological transformation in the Polish army and the defence sector. Operating in the field of specialised electronics and military IT, it has led the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland into the 21st century, setting binding standards in key areas for national security. It is the leader of the WB Group – the largest private defence industry group in Poland. Exporter of concepts and technologies to several dozen countries around the world, including the United States of America. It is guided in its business by innovativeness and the creation of major technological breakthroughs. The business philosophy adopted by us is expressed in a product offer that has incorporated unique solutions on a global scale, implemented in the toughest and most demanding markets.

General Sponsor

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries.  Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

Strategic Sponsor

KONGSBERG is an international technology corporation that delivers advanced and reliable solutions that improve safety, security and performance in complex operations and during extreme conditions. The Group is a customer focused organization with a worldwide performance culture. KONGSBERG works with demanding customers in the global defence, maritime, oil and gas and aerospace industries.

Honorary Patronage

The Constitution gives the Minister of National Defence the right to realize the President’s entitles to the supremacy over the Armed Forces during peace time. The Minister of National Defence manages the activities of the Ministry of Defence and of the Armed Forces directly and with the assistance of the Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, the Secretary or Secretaries of State, and the Undersecretaries of State. The Minister of National Defence has all disciplinary powers in relation to all persons in active military service; he cannot transfer these powers to any other person. In relation to persons on active military service, the Minister’s decisions have the power of a military order.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a government agency providing comprehensive support to the minister competent for: foreign affairs, matters associated with Poland’s membership of the European Union. The mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to pursue the interests of the Republic of Poland through European and global cooperation for security, democracy and development.

Institutional Partners

Amicus Europae is a foundation established by former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski.  Its main goals are to propagate ideas of European integration, Neighbourhood Policy, Polish output, reinforcement of the democratic principles, and co-operation between states.

Freedom Institute (Instytut Wolności) is an independent Polish think tank focused on energy security, the free market, improving modern education, and extending cooperation between countries.

Jagello 2000 is civic association, specializing the field of communication strategy within the membership of the North Atlantic Alliance and of security policy, with the aim of informing the public about transatlantic relations and security politics.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is an international organization whose aim is to serve as a forum and source of ideas for strengthening transatlantic cooperation with particular focus on issues related to Poland and Central Europe as well as to the U.S. and European Union.

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

The Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation – PAUCI was established in April 2005 as a legacy organization to the Poland-America-Ukraine Cooperation Initiative. Since 1999, this initiative served as a unique tri-lateral program