The Polish Deputy Minister and Secretary of State, Wojciech Skurkiewicz confirmed a plan to accumulate PIRAT Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM). The PIRAT is an anti-tank guided missile collectively developed by the protection business of Ukraine and Poland. Defence24 reported that the missile developed by the Polish Protection Trade within the framework of the Pustelnik program. The Pustelnik program was launched by the Polish armed forces to accumulate new anti-tank weapon programs to cowl the hole between the anti-tank grenade launchers, and heavier anti-tank guided missiles. The Ukrainian RK-3 Corsar is getting used for the creation of the PIRAT anti-tank missile, through which beam-riding steering was changed with semi-active laser homing.

PIRAT Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM). (Picture by Mesko)

The PIRAT is a Ukrainian moveable anti-tank guided missile developed by Mesko and CRW Telesystem-Mesko. The PIRAT can be utilized in opposition to land and air targets and is ready to destroy fashionable fight automobiles and tanks protected by standard and reactive armor. The missile can also be in a position to destroy aerial targets equivalent to helicopters or plane flying at low speeds throughout day and evening. Two variations of the missile have already been developed together with the PIRAT 1 and the PIRAT 2. It makes use of a steering unit that’s widespread for APR 155 and APR 120 artillery munitions, destined for the Krab/Kryl howitzers, and Rak mortars respectively. The PIRAT missile was unveiled for the primary time to the general public throughout Worldwide Defence Trade Exhibition MSPO.


PIRAT Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM).
PIRAT Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM). (Picture by ZM Tarnow)

The PIRAT 1 is a lightweight, moveable shoulder-launched anti-tank guided missile designed to succeed in a most firing vary of two,500 m and the missile will be fitted with three several types of 2.5-kg warhead: armor-piercing, thermobaric, and excessive explosive fragmentation. The missile can be able to penetrating as much as 550 mm of metal armor lined by ERA (Explosive Reactive Armor). The second model is the PIRAT 2 which is a lightweight short-range anti-tank guided missile weapons system with a manually-launched missile that’s self-guided after launch following the target-reflected laser beam trajectory. Pirat-2 variant is a missile of upper velocity, that includes a high-explosive (HE) warhead.

PIRAT Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM)
PIRAT Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM). (Picture by ZM Tarnow)

The PIRAT has additionally been built-in on the ZM Tarnow’s RCWS built-in on an unmanned platform. The expertise gathered in Ukraine exhibits that the lighter platforms represent the majority of the anti-tank guided missile targets. That ought to make it simpler to achieve the next saturation of the stock with the anti-tank missiles, additionally when situations current themselves through which heavy anti-tank guided missiles are usually not a should – as an illustration when there’s a have to neutralize targets that don’t require heavier weapons, equivalent to infantry preventing automobiles, or armoured personnel carriers. The PERUN fight wheeled unmanned floor automobile has been demonstrated with PIRAT ATGM mounted on the automobile.