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Polish Army to Receive 70,000 Additional FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles

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Polish Army to Receive 70,000 Additional FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles

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Polish Army to Receive 70,000 Additional FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles
Polish Army to Receive 70,000 Additional FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles

Poland-based firearms manufacturer Fabryka Broni Lucznik Radom has received a contract to deliver new assult rifles to the Polish Army. The order is expected to be completed by 2026. Under the agreement, valued at 826 million Polish zloty ($189 million), the company will provide 70,000 MSBS Grot C16 5.56×45-millimeter A2 carbine rifles , with more to be ordered. The latest contract amendment is worth some $188 million, and is in addition to 28,000 rifles already ordered between 2022 and 2022. The carbine rifle is based on the wider MSBS-5.56 project, which is fully designed and manufactured in Poland. In total, Poland plans to spend up to $250 million on the rifle procurement.

FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles
FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles

“As a leading Polish company in the defense industry, we feel responsible for equipping soldiers with the highest quality, reliable, modern equipment. We are proud of the trust placed in our carbine and the fact that the products of our plant serve to maintain the security of our country,” Radom Management Board President Dr. Wojciech Arndt added.

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“We maintain our goal, i.e. a minimum of 300,000 soldiers of the Polish Army, so we can talk about such a number in the context of orders for carbines. Of course, this is not all, because we also need to have prepared carbines that will be the equipment of reservists. At least 300,000 soldiers of the Polish Army plus reservists – this is the number discussed when it comes to orders for GROT carbines,,” Polish Deputy Prime Minister Mariusz B?aszczak said.

FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles
FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles. (Photo by Fabryka Broni Radom)

The FB Radom MSBS Grot (Polish: Modulowy System Broni Strzeleckiej Grot, Modular Firearm System “Spearhead”) is a modular assault rifle developed and manufactured by Fabryka Broni Lucznik Radom. There are two basic variants of the rifle: a conventional layout assault rifle and a bullpup. The MSBS Grot is the first machine carbine fully designed and produced completely in Poland since World War II as well as the largest firearms sale contract taken on by the Polish arms industry since 1989. Currently only conventional layout assault rifle, carbine, representational and semi-auto versions are available. The term ‘carbine’ can be used to refer to a shorter version of an assault rifle, or a long-afied version of a pistol caliber weapon.

FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles
FB Radom MSBS Grot Carbine Rifles. (Photo by Fabryka Broni Radom)

Fabryka Broni “Lucznik” – Radom is a Polish defence industry enterprise from Radom that produces firearms. The enterprise is a part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA. In the past it used to produce non-military equipment, most notably sewing machines and typewriters. The company was founded in the Second Polish Republic to produce arms for Wojsko Polskie. On 13 November 2000 the company was declared bankrupt, however, on 30 June 2000 a company Fabryka Broni “Lucznik” – Radom (Arms Factory ?ucznik – Radom) was created by ZM ?ucznik and the Industry Development Agency, which took over arms production. Main product scope of the Fabryka Broni are military firearms: 5.56 mm x 45 NATO Beryl assault rifles and Mini-Beryl automatic carbines, 9 mm x 19 Luger PM-98/PM-06 Glauberyt submachine guns, P99 and PR-15 Ragun semiautomatic pistols, as well as various sporting, hunting and training arms.

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