Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak tweeted on 1 May that his ministry would order 60 new Rosomak-S anti-tank guided missile vehicle designed to carry Spike LR Dual ATGM (Anti-Tank-Guided Missile) launcher units, missiles and operators. Mariusz Błaszczak said a contract with Polish company Rosomak, a subsidiary of the state-owned Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), is to be signed by the third quarter of 2020. Today only a small number of Rosomak-S vehicles are used in the Polish Army 12th and 17th Mechanized Brigades.
The Kołowy Transporter Opancerzony “Rosomak” (Wolverine) is 8×8 multi-role military vehicle produced by Rosomak S.A. (formerly Wojskowe Zakłady Mechaniczne) in Siemianowice Śląskie, a Polish Armaments Group company. The vehicle is a licensed variant of Patria’s Armored Modular Vehicle. The Rosomak-S is an unarmed version of the baseline Rosomak APC, but the original troop’s compartment has been modified to accommodate two Command Launch Units (CLUs), tripods, up to eight missiles, and soldiers to operate the ATGMs.
The Polish Ministry of National Defense signed a contract to buy 690 Patria AMV vehicles, to be manufactured in Poland. As part of the initial order, 690 vehicles were to be delivered in two basic variants including IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) and APC (Armored Personnel Carrier). The vehicle entered into service with the Polish Army in 2013. The Rosomak was deployed with the Polish Army during combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and during peacekeeping missions in Chad and the Central African Republic.