ROSYTH will boast links to Poland after two new warship contracts were secured by Babcock International.

The plans include delivering "first-class frigates" under the Polish Government's MIECZNIK programme.

The firm was also chosen earlier this year as the platform design provider and technology partner for the country's new frigate, light warships with a mixed armament, programme.

David Lockwood, Babcock chief executive, said: “Our work in Poland builds on the shared interests of the NATO countries.

"Babcock will deliver first-class frigates that will contribute significantly to the sovereign defence capability in Poland.

“We look forward to building on our close working relationship with the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium.”

Babcock, who are leading the UK Type 31 programme, is supporting the build of three Arrowhead 140 frigates in Polish shipyards, following the start of construction of the first of five to be made for the Royal Navy.

The company will share its technology, engineering expertise and industry know-how with PGZ SA, PGZ SW and Remontowa Shipbuilding.