Poland Orders Spike Missiles to Equip Rosomak IFVs

The ZSSW-30 turret unveiled by HSW at the MSPO exhibition this year is designed for the Rosomak M2 IFV. The new weapon station mounts the Mk44 30mm chain gun along with two Spike-LR ATGM. The EO systems are provided by Selex-ES.

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The latest variant of the Rosomak will receive a new turret mounting two Spike-LR missiles. These launchers will be loaded with with low-signature, low-smoke propulsion, minimizing the exposure of the vehicle or missile trajectory in flight.

The Polish Armament Inspectorate awarded  Mesko a production contract worth over $150 million, for the delivery of 1,000 Spike anti tank guided missiles to equip the Polish Army’s Rosomak infantry fighting vehicles. (Rosomak is the locally produced variant of Patria AMV). Defense24 reported.

Rosomak APCs currently equipped with Hitfist-30P turrets will be refitted with missile launching assemblies, fitted with standard

ZSSW-30 remotely operated turret for the Rosomak Mk2.
ZSSW-30 remotely operated turret for the Rosomak Mk2.

Spike LR canisters, which also conform with the dismounted operations already used by Polish infantry units.

During the recent MSPO exhibition in Poland the Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) company unveiled a second prototype of the unmanned ZSSW-30 turret designed for the Rosomak M2 IFV. The unmanned turret fits the same turret ring carrying the manned Hitfist-30P used on the current Rosomak version. The new weapon station mounts the Mk44 30mm chain gun along with two RAFAEL Spike-LR ATGMSelex ES will provide the optronic systems for the commander independent optronics and gunner sight.

 

The ZSSW-30 turret mounts the ATK Mk44 30mm chain gun, 7.62 mm coaxial machinegun and two Spike LR missiles.
The ZSSW-30 turret mounts the ATK Mk44 30mm chain gun, 7.62 mm coaxial machinegun and two Spike LR missiles. Selex-ES is providing the ball-shaped commander’s independent sight and gunner’s sight. 
Firing tests of an early version of the ZSSW-30 turret.
Firing tests of an early version of the ZSSW-30 turret.