Mesko from Poland signs contract to deliver Piorun MANPADS to a Baltic country


The Polish company MESKO S.A. announced on December 31, 2022, via its Twitter account, a new contract with a Baltic country for the delivery of Piorun MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense system).
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The Piorun is a Man-portable air-defense missile system designed and developed by the Polish company Mesko. (Picture source Army Recognition)


This is another success for the Polish company Mesko after the contract signed in November 2022 with Norway. The contract on behalf of Mesko S.A. was signed by the vice president of the company, Przemysław Kowalczuk. As part of the contract worth tens of millions of Euros, Mesko S.A. will deliver several hundred Piorun rockets and starter kits.

The Polish company MESKO is a producer of military products since then more than 100 years. The core range of MESKO’s activities covers production for national defense and security purposes. Mesko products are used by Polish Armed Forces and entities responsible for national security. MESKO is also an eligible supplier of military products for NATO troops.
Mesko designs and develops modern technologies in the fields of rockets, missiles and ammunition, including sub-caliber ammunition, as well as infrastructure for the demilitarization of outdated combat resources.

The Piorun also called GROM-M and nicknamed "Thunder" is a modernized version of the GROM MANPADS (MAN-Portable Air-Defense Systems) including a single-shot short-range missile designed and manufactured by the Polish Company MESKO based on the Soviet-made 9K38 Igla (SA-18 Grail).

The Piorun MANPADS uses a new short-range missile including a 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. A proximity fuse is used to allow more effective destruction of small-size aerial targets, such as UAVs. The missile of the Piorun has a hitting probability of 10% when jammed.