Polish Armament Group Unveils New Borsuk Amphibious IFV With ZSSW 30mm Turret
The Polish Armament Group has unveiled its new amphibious infantry combating automobile (NAIFV) referred to as Borsuk (Badger) fitted with the ZSSW 30mm unmanned weapon station armed with one 30 mm Bushmaster Mk 44 automated cannon. It was designed to interchange the BWP-1 IFV. Most of them have been obtained from the Soviet Union, whereas some have been regionally produced beneath license. The Borsuk is predicated on a chassis derived from that of the South Korean K9 self-propelled howitzer. The Borsuk will enter service with the Polish navy it’s probably that a variety of its variants will probably be developed.
The Borsuk is fitted with a remotely-controlled turret, which was developed beneath the ZSSW-30 program. The ZSSW-30 turret has been developed because of a analysis and growth research pursued by a consortium led by HSW, with assist offered by WB Electronics. The turret incorporates a 30 mm Bushmaster Mk 44/S gun that may shoot ABM ammunition and be transformed to a 40 mm caliber. It is usually armed with a coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun and twin Spike ATGM launcher. The turret additionally options a sophisticated fireplace management system with an auto tracker, and two optronic programs for the gunner, and the commander (hunter-killer/killer-killer answer).
The Borsuk has a crew of three together with a driver, commander, and gunner, and can have the capability to hold a complete of as much as 8 navy personnel. The infantry combating automobile will present a excessive degree of ballistic safety for the crews and dismounted troopers, withstanding direct pictures from firearms and rocket-propelled grenades, in addition to the explosion of IEDs or mines. The Borsuk has modular armor that may be tailor-made relying on necessities. Conceptions of this armored automobile, revealed in 2016, show the Borsuk fitted with a Ukrainian Zaslon lively safety system.
The Borsuk is an amphibious tracked armored IFV that will probably be propelled within the water due to using two water jets mounted on the rear of the chassis. It will probably cross lakes and rivers afloat. It incorporates a composite rubber monitor system provided by the Canadian firm Soucy Protection. It will probably run at a most street velocity of 70 km/h with a most cruising vary of 600 km. The suspension of the Borsuk consists on both facet of six street wheels with a drive sprocket on the entrance and an loafer on the rear. Moreover, the Borsuk automobile will probably be characterised by its excessive maneuverability and skill to be simply transported by air or land.
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