In Warsaw, on the 27th of November, a contract between the Armament Inspectorate (Inspektorat Uzbrojenia – IU) and the Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP has been signed. Agreement was concluded in the presence of the Minister of Defence Mariusz Blaszczak and Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz. Contract is valued at EUR 18,8 million (PLN 80,74 million) and concerns procurement of mobile platforms (robots) destined for engineering support in EOD/IED handling and removal tasks.
According to the contract, Polish Army will receive 35 of RPP`s, together with logistic and training packages, ammunition, projectiles, and operational equipment. Deliveries will take place between 2019 and 2021.
Robot Patrolowy Przenosny will be 50-75 kg platform developed for engineering units. It will be utilized during combat and stabilization missions for detection, gathering and neutralization of mines, unexploded ordnance and IED`s.
RPP will be controlled remotely with a special control unit. It will be equipped with image sensors capable of producing high-resolution image in every lightning and weather conditions. Platform will be delivered with sensors for detection of explosives and NBC materials. RPP will also be equipped with a recoilless, pyrotechnical launcher for neutralization of explosives and other dangerous materials at the range of up to 30 m.