Piorun MANPADS MAN-Portable Air Defense System
 
 
 
Piorun GROM-M MANPADS man-portable air-defense systems short-range missile technical data sheet specifications pictures video description information photos images identification intelligence Poland Polish Mesko army industry military technology
 
Description
The Piorun is a modernized version of the GROM MANPADS (MAN-Portable Air-Defense Systems) including single-shot short-range missile designed and manufactured by the Polish Company MESKO based on the Soviet-made 9K38 Igla (SA-18 Grail). The progress in micro-electronics, chemistry, and production technologies has allowed a depth upgrade of the existing GROM MANPADS system. The development phase was initially supposed to conclude before the end of 2014, but the deadline was later pushed to September 2015. The Piorun was presented for the first time to the public during the Defense Exhibition MSPO in September 2015 under the name of GROM-M. The Piorun (Thunderbolt) has an entirely new set of characteristics meeting the future battlefield, including the planned air attack and jamming systems. In December 2016, Poland's Defence Ministry has signed a contract with the Polish Company Mesko for the purchase of 1,300 Piorun (Thunderbolt) short-range anti-aircraft missiles.
 
Variants:
- GROM: Previous version of the Piorun with an hitting range of 5.5 km.
 
Technical Data
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Design
The Piorun MANPADS is designed to be operated by one soldier. It consists of a single-stage projectile, a single-use tubular launcher, a starting mechanism, and an on-ground power supply. The Piorun system including launch unit and missile has a total weight of 16.5 kg, same as for the GROM. One of the main feature of the new Piorun, there is a mini keyboard on the right side of the trigger module which can be used to select type of targets, environments and work modes. There is also a day/night optical sight mounted on the tube launcher.
 
Piorun GROM-M MANPADS man-portable air-defense systems short-range missile technical data sheet specifications pictures video description information photos images identification intelligence Poland Polish Mesko army industry military technologyThe mini keyboard to select type of targets, environments and work modes
Missile
The Piorun MANPADS uses a new short-range missile including new warhead that can hit a flying target at a distance from 400 m to 6 km and from an altitude of 10 m minimum to 4 km maximum. The missile has a weight of 2 kg. Proximity fuse is used to allow more effective destruction of small size aerial targets, such as UAVs. The missile of the Piorun has an hitting probability of 10% when jammed.
 
Piorun GROM-M MANPADS man-portable air-defense systems short-range missile technical data sheet specifications pictures video description information photos images identification intelligence Poland Polish Mesko army industry military technologyNew Piorun or GROM-M missile
Accessories
New rocket missiles, warhead, tracking and control systems, sights, power supply, etc. allow significant expansion of the hitting zone against a whole range of air attack systems.
Combat use
The Piorun MANPADS is designed to engage low-flying targets on head-on and pursuit courses in clutter and IR jamming environments. It can be used is all-weather conditions during day and night. It has a detection range of 8 km, 1 km more than the GROM MANPADS.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One Piorun missile
Country users
Poland.
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Combat weight
16.5 kg ready to fire
Target engagement
400 to 6,000 m
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Crew
1 soldier
Type of engaged targets
tactical aircraft, helicopter, UAV and cruise missile
Missile
Weight: ? kg
Weight Warhead: ? kg
Warhead type : HE Fragmentation
Flight speed: 660m/s
Altitude: 10 - 4,000 m
Reaction time
5 to 10 sec.
Guidance sysem
Passive IR Infafred homing device and night vision (operating in the medium IR range) with target engagement selection
Dimension missile
Length: ? m
 
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Piorun GROM-M MANPADS man-portable air-defense systems short-range missile technical data sheet specifications pictures video description information photos images identification intelligence Poland Polish Mesko army industry military technology
Piorun GROM-M MANPADS man-portable air-defense systems short-range missile technical data sheet specifications pictures video description information photos images identification intelligence Poland Polish Mesko army industry military technology
 
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