WARSAW ($1=4.30 Polish Zlotys) — Poland will equip its Rosomak 8 × 8 multi-role APCs with brand new ZSSW-30 unmanned turrets. The Polish online portal Defense24 writes about this, presenting details about this year’s exhibition conference Defense24 Day.
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Rosomak 8 × 8 multi-role APC is a Polish production under the license of the Finnish Patria’s armored modular vehicle. Poland is expected to purchase nearly 900 vehicles under various versions, modifications, and functional uses, but the new ZSSW-30 unmanned turrets will be integrated into 341 Rosomak 8 × 8 multi-role APCs.
Rosomak 8 × 8 multi-role APC weighs just over 22 tons and can carry up to 8 passengers. The crew of the vehicle consists of three people. The vehicle is powered by a DI 12 Scania diesel engine that guarantees at least 360 kW [480 hp] or 405 kW [543 hp]. Rosomak 8 × 8 multi-role APC can develop a maximum land speed of about 100 km / h, while in the water it reaches a maximum p to 10 km / h [6.2 mph]. With a single refueling of the tank, Rosomak travels the distance of 800 km.
Defense24 writes that the integration of ZSSW-30 unmanned turrets really means that for the first time this system will be used at all. The unmanned turret project is one of the most important projects implemented in the Polish arms industry because it is the ZSSW that will eventually equip the most mechanized and motorized battalions. The system will be able to hit various types of targets, including heavily armored vehicles. There is export and development potential, as the solutions introduced there could be used in many other programs that require the integration of missiles and barrels in combat vehicles.
According to preliminary information, ZSSW-30 unmanned turret on Rosomak 8 × 8 multi-role APC must accept the following armament: one 30 × 173 mm ATK Mk44 Bushmaster II gun and one 12.7 mm WKM-B or 1 × 40mm Mk 19 in Rosomak M3. As a secondary weapon, Rosomak APS is expected to be equipped with a 7.62 × 51mm NATO UKM-2000C coaxial general-purpose machine gun.
Defense 24 writes that the turret fire control system is fully integrated with ATGM and allows the launch of anti-tank missiles from the same console from which the cannon and machine gun are controlled.
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