Dezamet and Mesko to supply ammunition to Polish army

The Polish Ministry of Defense has signed contracts for the supply of 155mm shells for the tracked self-propelled howitzer Krab, and 5.56mm and 9mm rounds for personal weapons, Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak wrote on Twitter on Dec. 9. The total value of the contracts is PLN 815 mln (EUR 191 Mn).

Dezamet and Mesko to supply ammunition to Polish army
Krab 155mm self-propelled howitzer (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The ammunition will be supplied by Polish Armaments Group's subsidiaries Dezamet and Mesko, the former based in Nowa Debia, south-east Poland, and the latter located in Skarzysko-Kamienna, south-central Poland, TheFirstNews reports.

The Defense Ministry has ordered 24,000 shells for the Krab self-propelled howitzers, and personal weapons ammunition rounds. The total value of the contract is EUR 191 Mn. The supply of the small-caliber ammunition will start by the end of this year.

At MSPO 2015 International Defence Industry Exhibition in Poland, the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) had unveiled its Krab self-propelled howitzer armed with a 155mm/52 calibre gun. The Polish Company HSW S.A., which is the main contractor for the development of the new Krab, had signed an agreement with South Korea to produce a new tracked self-propelled howitzer based on the South Korean K9 chassis produced by Doosan. The armament is based on the AS90 Braveheart. Under the contract, AS90 Braveheart turrets were supplied to HSW for integration into the Krab for the Polish Army.