PGZ Stocznia Wojenna and PIT-RADWAR to Deliver OSU-35K Naval Guns to Polish Navy
PGZ Stocznia Wojenna and PIT-RADWAR to Deliver OSU-35K Naval Guns to Polish Navy

PGZ Stocznia Wojenna and PIT-RADWAR to Deliver OSU-35K Naval Guns to Polish Navy

PGZ Stocznia Wojenna and PIT-RADWAR have signed an agreement for the purchase and delivery of OSU-35K Ship Armament Systems. The execution of the contract, worth more than PLN 100 million, envisages the delivery of three OSU-35K sets by 2026 for vessels of the Kormoran II project. PGZ Stocznia Wojenna, together with Remontowa Shipbuilding and OBR Centrum Techniki Morskiej, is a partner in the consortium responsible for delivering Kormoran II units to the Polish Navy. PGZ Stocznia Wojenna is supplying internal and external communication systems (including integration with cryptographic equipment), the MHS Hermes tactical message management and distribution system and an integrated navigation system built in cooperation with the renowned Canadian company OSI for these vessels.

OSU-35K is fitted with a 35 mm automatic cannon coupled with an independent, optoelectronic target tracker. The system consists of the AM-35K automatic cannon, integrated ZGS-35K observation/tracker sensor, BSKO-35K fire control station, and secondary/reserve RSKO-35K fire control station. The gun offers a rate of fire of up to 550 rounds per minute and features a dual, two-sided feed. The maximum range is defined as 4,800 meters. The system weighs 3,300 kilograms, ammunition excluded. BSKO fire control system block integrates elements of the OSU-35K system in real-time.

OSU-35 presented at MSPO 2022 (Miecznik frigate model in the foreground)

The OSU-35K has been tailored for work within the Combat Management System (CMS) network. The contracted OSU-35K artillery systems are stabilised, remotely controlled naval weapon systems equipped with an automatic 35mm cannon with an independent target tracking system. They are used to detect and combat aircraft, helicopters, missiles and drones. They can also be used against lightly armoured and unarmoured surface and land targets. The systems consist of an automatic cannon, an observation and tracking warhead, a fire control system block and a back-up fire control station. Some of their components are made using carbon fibre technology.

PIT-RADWAR is a leading supplier of professional electronics solutions for the Polish Armed Forces. The company is also active in such product areas as air systems or fire control means for armoured vehicles. The company focuses activities on the maximum use of its competence potential as an integrator of technologically advanced security systems,directly responsible for the development and development of key radar technologies and programming competencies within the offered solutions. For decades, the products of PIT-RADWAR S.A. are used by all types of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland, as well as abroad.

ORP Albatros (Kormoran II project) at sea trials