Polish Company HSW Conducts Field Tests with Rosomak ZSSW-30
Polish Company HSW Conducts Field Tests with Rosomak ZSSW-30

Polish Company HSW Conducts Field Tests with Rosomak ZSSW-30


The Polish Company HSW (Huta Stalowa Wola) hast conducted field tests with a new version of the Rosomak 8×8 armored vehicle fitted with a new unmanned turret ZSSW-30 30mm cannon. The ZSSW-30 is a new remotely operated weapon station designed and manufactured by the Polish Company HSW (Huta Stalowa Wola). The turret provides the same level of protection as the hull of the vehicle. The ZSSW-30 turret is armed with one 30mm ATK-44 chain gun, one coaxial machine UKM-2000C 7.62×51 NATO caliber successor of the Soviet-made PKT, and two launchers for the Spike-LR ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile). Selex-ES is providing the ball-shaped commander’s independent optronics sight and gunner’s sight.
Polish Company HSW Conducts Field Tests with Rosomak ZSSW-30
Polish Company HSW Conducts Field Tests with Rosomak ZSSW-30

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. In December 2002, the Polish Ministry of National Defense signed a contract to buy 690 Patria AMV vehicles, to be manufactured in Poland. The vehicle is a licensed variant of Patria’s Armored Modular Vehicle. In January 2015, the Polish army ordered 200 additional vehicles. This will bring the total up to 977 vehicles in 2019. The Rosomak will replace the obsolete OT-64 SKOT APCs and partially the BWP-1 IFV currently in service with the Polish Land Forces.

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Polish Company HSW Conducts Field Tests with Rosomak ZSSW-30
Polish Company HSW Conducts Field Tests with Rosomak ZSSW-30

The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8×8 multi-role military vehicle produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria. The main feature of the AMV is its modular design, which allows the incorporation of different turrets, weapons, sensors, or communications systems on the same carriage. The vehicle has a very good level of mine protection and can withstand explosions of up to 10 kilograms (22 lb) TNT. The AMV has protection levels up to 30 mm APFSDS frontal arc. Another important feature is the very good mobility (combining speed, agility, and crew comfort) in rough terrain, enabled by the sophisticated but rugged hydropneumatic suspension adjusting each wheel individually.

Polish Company HSW Conducts Field Tests with Rosomak ZSSW-30
Polish Company HSW Conducts Field Tests with Rosomak ZSSW-30
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