The Polish Minister of Protection has adopted a decision to supply local-made Piorun GROM-M MANPADS man-portable air protection missile methods to Ukraine following the tensions with Russia. As a member of NATO, Poland needs to indicate its help to Ukraine by supplying navy tools and weapons together with Piorun GROM-M MANPADS man-portable air protection missile methods. Throughout a press convention that was held on February 1, 2022, President of Poland Andrzej Sebastian mentioned, Poland will present Ukraine with “any assist” to provide the nation with humanitarian and navy wants.

The Piorun (which means “thunderbolt” in Polish) is a man-portable air-defense system of Polish manufacturing, designed to destroying low-flying plane, airplanes, helicopters and unmanned aerial automobiles. The Piorun system together with the launch unit and the missile has a complete weight of 16.5 kg. The design is predicated on the Soviet-made 9K38 Igla (SA-18 Grail). The set is a deep modernization of the PPZR Grom set, subsequently the second designation of the missile is GROM-M. It makes use of a brand new short-range missile together with a brand new warhead that may hit a flying goal at a distance from 400 m to six km and from an altitude of 10 m minimal to 4 km most.

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Poland Confirms to Provide Ukraine with Piorun GROM-M Man-portable Air-defense System

The Piorun is designed to be operated by one soldier. It consists of a single-stage projectile, a single-use tubular launcher, a beginning mechanism, and an on-ground energy provide. The Piorun system together with the launch unit and the missile has a complete weight of 16.5 kg, the identical as for the GROM. One of many predominant options of the brand new Piorun, there’s a mini keyboard on the suitable aspect of the set off module which can be utilized to pick out kinds of targets, environments, and work modes. There may be additionally a day/evening optical sight mounted on the tube launcher.

On 20 December 2016, representatives of the Administration Board of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. and members of the parliament, an settlement was signed between the corporate MESKO S.A., member of the PGZ Group, and the Armaments Inspectorate of the Ministry of Nationwide Defence. Its object is the manufacturing and provide of “PIORUN” man-portable air defence methods (MANPAD) for the Polish Armed Forces. The worth of the contract is nearly one billion Polish zlotys. Below the settlement, the corporate MESKO S.A., member of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, throughout the years 2017-2022 will produce and provide to the Polish Armed Forces 1300 missiles and 420 gripstocks, collectively forming the “PIORUN” man-portable air defence system (MANPAD).