President of the Administration Board of Huta Stalowa Wola S.A. Bart?omiej Zaj?c and Roman Koehne, President of the Administration Board of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH, have signed a license settlement for the manufacturing of L44 cannon parts, together with 120 mm tank barrels. At present owned by HSW S.A. competences within the manufacturing of barrels embrace calibers from 30 mm to 155 mm and lengths as much as 9 meters. At HSW S.A. For a number of years now, barrels for 120 mm mortars (RAK), for 155 mm howitzers (KRAB) and trailed mortars have been produced. The signed contract issues the granting of a license for a interval of 20 years. The scope of the license covers the manufacturing of 120 mm barrels for the Leopard tank, which is the gear of the Polish Armed Forces and the acquisition of competences to incorporate HSW S.A. within the Rheinmetall provide chain.

Rosomak-Rak 120mm Self-Propelled Mortar System

One of many parts of PGZ’s improvement technique is the creation of competence facilities for particular product segments within the Group. Huta Stalowa Wola, which has the best capability within the discipline of barrel manufacturing within the nation, immediately expands this space with an especially vital product supposed for the Leopard 2 tanks. Right this moment’s settlement is subsequent step in striving to grow to be a provider of first selection for the Polish Armed Forces within the discipline of army gear and complete service of its life cycle. The obtained license for the manufacturing of barrels for tanks makes HSW S.A. From then on, it’ll have the complete spectrum of artillery barrel manufacturing at its disposal and can acquire fully new competences and enterprise alternatives within the manufacturing of tank barrels.


AHS Krab Self-Propelled Howitzer
AHS Krab Self-Propelled Howitzer

The cooperation with Rheinmetall was began in 2012 and remains to be performed immediately primarily within the discipline of the manufacturing of barrels for the KRAB howitzer. The license settlement for the manufacturing of tank barrels is one other stage of fine cooperation, which is able to profit not solely each events to the contract, but in addition the Polish Armed Forces within the type of securing the essential safety pursuits of the state within the discipline of tank cannon parts by launching the manufacturing of the L44 cannon barrel in Poland. HSW S.A. funding outlays for the group of the barrel manufacturing division within the years 2014-2017 amounted to PLN 34.35 million for the acquisition of kit, together with over PLN 20 million from the State Treasury not constituting state support. Within the subsequent years, from 2018 to 2020, the whole expenditure was PLN 16.4 million. Whole capital expenditure incurred by HSW S.A. associated to making sure the barrel manufacturing capability amounted to PLN 50.7 million. HSW S.A. It spent almost PLN 3 million on analysis and improvement associated to the event of know-how and implementation of the manufacturing of barrels of assorted calibers