PZL- Swidnik has delivered all of four upgraded W-3PL Gluszec helicopters to the Polish Army 1502111
Defense Industry News - PZL Swidnik
Tuesday , February 15, 2011, 10:38 AM
PZL- Swidnik has delivered all of four upgraded W-3PL Gluszec helicopters to the Polish Army.
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that PZL- Swidnik has delivered all of four upgraded W-3PL Gluszec helicopters, a multirole combat version of the W-3 Sokól, to the Polish Land Forces.
W-3PL Gluszecmultirole combat helicopter
PZL- Swidnik and the Polish Ministry of Defence signed a research and development phase contract in 2003 for a prototype W-3PL (Gluszec) helicopter, a modernised version of the Army’s existing helicopter. A second contract was signed in 2006 to upgrade four in service helicopters to W-3PL standard. PZL- Swidnik and the Polish Land Forces are now discussing the possiblility to modernize additional W-3 helicopters to the Gluszec standard.
The multi-role W-3PL Gluszec draws on knowledge gained from the Polish Air Brigade’s experiences on combat missions in Iraq. An in-depth modernization of all the helicopter’s systems was implemented to enhance its capabilities for a range of missions including troop transport, combat search and rescue (CSAR) and armed attack of ground targets.