Polish Armed Forces order 58 Rosomak vehicles with ZSSW-30 unmanned turrets

By Defence Industry Europe

On July 8, a consortium led by Huta Stalowa Wola S.A., alongside Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A., WB Electronics S.A., and Rosomak S.A., signed a significant contract with the Polish Armament Agency. This agreement, valued at approximately EUR 610 million, calls for the delivery of 58 Rosomak infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) equipped with ZSSW-30 remote-controlled turret systems. This order follows an initial batch of 70 vehicles, marking the second contract under a comprehensive framework agreement that includes the provision of 341 turret systems.

 

The Rosomak 8×8, or KTO Rosomak, is a Polish-made wheeled armored personnel carrier that has been in production since 2004. Based on the Finnish Patria AMV and manufactured under license by Rosomak S.A., the vehicle entered service with the Polish Armed Forces in 2005. To date, over 800 units have been delivered in various configurations, including troop transport, medical evacuation, and reconnaissance.

 

 

The ZSSW-30 turret system, a hallmark of Polish innovation, is the country’s first domestically developed and produced unmanned turret. It features a 30mm Bushmaster cannon, SPIKE-LR anti-tank guided missiles, and advanced fire control capabilities, including a “hunter-killer” function. The system, adaptable to various platforms like the Rosomak vehicles and the new Borsuk amphibious infantry fighting vehicle, underwent successful state qualification tests in 2022.

 

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The initial contract under this framework was signed on July 5, 2022, worth 1.7 billion PLN, covering the production and delivery of 70 turret systems for the Rosomak vehicles. Deliveries of the ZSSW-30 systems to the Polish Armed Forces are ongoing and will continue as scheduled until 2027. This latest agreement also includes the supply of spare parts, with deliveries planned between 2026 and 2027.

 

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