Two Israeli companies are competing for a contract to equip Polish combat helicopters with advanced air-to-surface missiles.

Israel Aerospace Industries is offering its laser-guided Lahat, which has a range of 5.4nm (10km), while Rafael's Spike ER is also on offer, manufactured under license by Polish Defence Holding.

Poland is pursuing separate deals to acquire a new fleet of utility and attack helicopters, with bidders including AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters, Boeing and Sikorsky.