MSPO 2017: ROSOMAK with HITFACT Unveiled

ROSOMAK with Leonardo HITFACT 120mm gun

 

MSPO 2017 saw a new version of a multirole workhorse of the Polish Army, the wheeled ROSOMAK (WOLVERINE) vehicle, equipped with a HITFACT 120mm gun provided by Leonardo. According to the producer, it is a, “self-propelled mortar designed for indirect, semi-direct and direct fire.” The vehicle is integrated with the C4I system, based on Polish TOPAZ and is equipped with a TALIN 5000 INS + GPS + odometer. The declared rate of fire is 6-8 rounds per minute.

To install a 120mm gun, the length of a vehicle must be increased by roughly 40cm compared to a standard ROSOMAK. No further details are available because it is just a conceptual proposal provided by the producer of the ROSOMAK vehicles –  Rosomak SA company from Siemianowice Śląskie. Currently this variant is not planned to enter service.

It is important to note that during MSPO 2015 the Rosomak SA company presented the ROSOMAK vehicle with the XC-8 120 HP turret and a 120mm smoothbore gun provided by Cockerill (variant codenamed WILK – WOLF). During MSPO 2015, the ROSOMAK with the CMI CT-CV 105mm gun was presented.

During MSPO 2017, several other variants of the ROSOMAK are presented. Among them is the ROSOMAK-WEM (Wóz Ewakuacji Medycznej) for MEDEVAC operations and ROSOMAK-WRT (Wóz Rozpoznania Technicznego) for so-called ‘technical recognition.’ Its role is to provide basic technical assistance to damaged vehicles. 34 such vehicles have already been ordered by the Polish Armed Forces. ROSOMAK-WRT is the first vehicle of the Polish Army which is armed with the remotely-controlled weapon station, known as ZSMU-1276A (with 7.62 mm UKM-2000C machine-gun) provided by ZM Tarnów. The first WRTs were delivered to the 17th Mechanized Brigade in December 2017. The first WEMs were handed over in December 2007. In total 31 WEMs were ordered by Poland.

Robert Czulda

 

Publish date

09/07/2017

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