On Monday in Warsaw, contracts for new equipment and ammunition for the Polish Army were signed between the Ministry of Defense and companies of the Polish defense industry. Signed with the companies Mesko S.A. and Rosomak S. A., the contracts cover the delivery to the Polish Army of KTO Rosomak-S, adapted for the transport of Spike anti-tank missiles, as well as missiles for the Dan cannon howitzers, cannon shells and missiles for the Goździk howitzers. More than 60% of the orders of the Ministry of National Defense were directed to the Polish defense industry, and in absolute numbers it is PLN 6.8 billion, i.e. practically doubling the volume of orders from years ago. The implementation of the signed contracts is planned for the years 2020-23.
“Our main task is to modernize the technical equipment of the Polish Army, but we also remember that this modernization should take place using the potential of the Polish defense industry. This is important for two reasons. Firstly, because each sovereign state tries to ensure that – especially ammunition – but also other equipment serving the army, is produced in the widest possible scope in the country.are the most important recipient of weapons production and the production of ammunition by the Polish defense industry. We want this potential to be bigger and stronger. We are consistently modernizing the technical equipment of the Polish Army, and we are consistently strengthening the defense capabilities of the Republic of Poland because security is our primary and main task”, Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said after signing supply contracts for military equipment.
The Kołowy Transporter Opancerzony “Rosomak” (Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier “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. In December 2002, the Polish Ministry of National Defense signed a contract to buy 690 Patria AMV vehicles, to be manufactured in Poland. The name Rosomak (Polish for Wolverine) was chosen following a contest organized by the Nowa Technika Wojskowa magazine. The Rosomak will replace the obsolete OT-64 SKOT APCs and partially the BWP-1 IFV currently in service with the Polish Land Forces. The Rosomak-S is an Armored personnel carrier variant for two anti-tank teams armed with Spike anti-tank guided missile.