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Poland signed a multibillion-dollar deal for new combat vehicles

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul10,2024

Poland signed a multi-billion agreement on new combat vehicles

On July 8, in Warsaw, Poland signed a significant contract for the supply of several dozen Rosomak wheeled armored personnel carriers with integrated ZSSW-30 remote-controlled turret systems.

The contract is worth approx. 2.6 billion zlotys ($661 million) was signed between the State Treasury – By the Armaments Agency and a consortium consisting of Huta Stalowa Wola SA, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA, Rosomak SA and WB Electronics SA

The agreement provides for the purchase of 58 Rosomak armored vehicles equipped with SPIKE-LR anti-tank guided missile launchers. In addition, the contract includes a logistics package that includes spare parts.

Deliveries are scheduled to be completed between 2026 and 2027, which will significantly strengthen Poland's military equipment.

The ZSSW-30 turret system was developed jointly by Huta Stalowa Wola SA and WB Electronics SA, resulting in a prototype and technical documentation. The complex is designed to destroy armored targets, enemy fortifications and provide fire support during hostilities. The electro-optical systems of the tower allow you to work in different weather conditions, both during the day and at night.

The main armament of the “Wolverine” is with the ZSSW-30 system is the Bushmaster Mk.44S automatic gun, capable of automatic and semi-automatic fire with five different types of ammunition, including programmable shells. Auxiliary weapons include a modified 7.62-mm UKM-2000S machine gun and a paired SPIKE-LR anti-tank guided missile launcher. The weapon can be loaded both externally and internally.

One of the outstanding features of the ZSSW-30 system is its ability for the commander and weapon operator to independently observe, detect, identify and track ground and air targets using the autotracker function. The system also allows the crew to operate in a “hunter-killer'' mode, where the commander identifies and locates a target, which is then passed to the weapon operator for targeting and destruction.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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