BAOBAB-K Scatterable Mine-laying System To Enter Mass Production Phase
The spokesman of the Armaments Company, Lt. Col. Krzysztof P?atek, introduced the completion of the qualification assessments of the BAOBAB-Ok truck-mounted scatterable mine-laying system developed by a consortium of Polish protection sector corporations. The Polish Armaments Inspectorate (now Armaments Company) awarded the PLN19.95 million (USD5 million) Baobab-Ok prototype growth contract to HSW in December 2018. The platform is being developed by a consortium of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) subsidiaries HSW, Jelcz, and Belma; Poland’s Army College of Expertise; and WB Group. BAOBAB-Ok is predicated on 8×8 JELCZ chassis with excessive mobility and payload capabilities. The automobile is manned by 2 troopers.
BAOBAB-Ok, the scattered mine laying automobile is meant to set scattered antitank barrier minefields by engineering tactical degree troops. The BAOBAB permits automated laying of barrier minefields of various dimension, density and time of self-destruction. In automated mode, the pc calculates the pace of the automobile, launcher settings and adjusts the frequency of launching mines whereas driving. The minefield laying course of is carried out mechanically through the use of a management station. Moreover, minefield parameters and coordinates are recorded on digital maps and displayed on the pc display and could be despatched via radio communications to larger command degree items. HSW can supply a tracked Baobab-G primarily based on HSW’s hydro-pneumatic chassis.
The automobile can carry 600 Belma MN-123.1 and MN-123.2 programmable anti-tank mines. BELMA is a Polish defence firm positioned in Biale Blota. The MN-123 anti-tank mines are designed for creating minefield utilizing the Engineering Mine Scattering System. The mine is actuated after detection of a vehicule define shifting above it or after a set self-destruction time has handed. The MN-123 mine is armed with a two-directional formed cost and fitted with a self-destruction and a self-neutralisation system. Belma TMN and MZK-E Mine Throwers are designed for firing anti-tank scatterable MN-123 mines. The thrower can be utilized by subunits of engineering troops to create anti-tank minefields by scatting mines. Belma is the one producer of anti-tank mines in Poland.
Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) offered the ultimate prototype of the Baobab-Ok truck-mounted scatterable mine-laying system on 1 February. WB Group-affiliated corporations are delivering electromechanical techniques, communications (RRC9311AP radios and FONET intercom), and TOPAZ Techniques minefield administration techniques, the latter of which permits the recording of minefield parameters and the co-ordinates of minefield corners on digital maps. All knowledge is then despatched through radio hyperlink to a better command degree. HSW SA is a part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA. The Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ SA) is a holding firm established by the Polish authorities to unite Polish, state owned defence business corporations. The headquarters of this group is in Radom.
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