Poland to procure SP mortars and artillery C2 vehicles 41005161

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Poland to procure SP mortars and artillery C2 vehicles
The Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo signed the contract for the procurement of self-propelled mortars and command and control vehicles for the Army. The ceremony took place on 28 April 2016 at the Huta Stalowa Wola SA (HSW) factory, according to the company’s announcement.
Poland to procure SP mortars and artillery C2 vehicles 1The Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo in front of a RAK 120mm self-propelled mortar
during the  ceremony (Photo: HSW)

Under the contract, the company will provide 64 RAK 8x8 vehicles featuring a 120mm mortar turret and 32 artillery command and control vehicles. All of them will be based on the Rosomak platform, which is the local-made Patria AMV variant.

The RAK 120mm mortar turret is equipped with a ballistic computer, an inertial navigation system TALIN 5000 (GPS signal, odometer), integrated communication digital radio station RRC 9311 AP with FONET communication management system, battlefield management system with tactical situation on a digital map for the commander and automatic co-operation with external command and fire control systems of C4I class, ballistic computer, laser warning OBRA and WB Electronics computerized fire-control system.

The turret features a 120mm mm breech loaded mortar system including an automatic loading system. The 120mm mortar, with a barrel length of 3,000 mm has an elevation from -3 to +80º with a traverse of 360°. The rotation and lift mechanisms are controlled electrically or manually in case of emergency or failure. In direct fire the 120mm mortar has a minimum firing range of 500m. Its maximum indirect fire range is between 8,000 but can be increased to 15,000m with the use of extended range ammunition.

The RAK 120mm self-propelled mortar carrier has a crew of three. It can be ready to fire from a running position in less than 30 seconds and leave the firing position under 15 seconds. The 120mm mortar system has a rate of fire from 6 to 8 rounds per minute.
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