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Poland acquires Rosomak-S vehicles

The Polish Ministry of Defense has signed a contract for 60 Rosomak-S 8x8 armoured modular vehicles for the cost of over 105 million Polish Zloty ($28 million) (Rosomak-S AMVs for Poland, 2020-05-02).

Additional Rosomak-S vehicles will most likely be delivered to Polish Army's units stationed in the East of the country / Photo by: Rosomak S.A.

Rosomak-S vehicles will be manufactured by the Rosomak S.A. company, a subsidiary of the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ). Deliveries of new vehicles should take place in 2021-2022. Rosomak-S vehicles should be delivered to units stationed in the East of the country, such as the 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade or 15th "Giżycka" Mechanized Brigade.

New Rosomak-S vehicles will be assembled from already delivered chastises of baseline Rosomak 8x8 armoured modular vehicles, which are a local derivative of the Finnish Patira AMV 8x8 platform. They are designed to carry SPIKE Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM).

The main difference is that Rosomak-S vehicles are not equipped with any weapon systems (Rosomak in the standard configuration for the Polish Army is fitted with a 30mm Hitfist turret). Each can carry up to two Spike ATGM launchers along with missiles and operators.

Today only a marginal number of Rosomak-S vehicles are used in the Polish Army. They serve in the 12th and 17th Mechanized Brigades and provide support to artillery companies equipped with 120mm Rak self-propelled mortar systems (also on the Rosomak / AMV platform).

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