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Poland Orders 300 Armored Modular Vehicles

Oct. 24, 2013 - 04:29PM   |  
By JAROSLAW ADAMOWSKI   |   Comments
The Rosomak is built under a license acquired from Finland's Patria.
The Rosomak is built under a license acquired from Finland's Patria. (WZMS)
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WARSAW — Polandís Defense Ministry has ordered 307 Rosomak armored modular vehicles. The vehicles will be delivered from 2014 to 2019, and the contract is estimated to be about 1.65 billion zloty (US $500 million), the ministry said in a statement.

ďThis marks another ... step towards the implementation of the technical modernization of the Polish Armed Forces by 2022,Ē Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak was quoted in the statement.

The Rosomak is built by local state-owned defense manufacturer Wojskowe Zaklady Mechaniczne Siemianowice (WZMS) under a license acquired from Finlandís Patria. Since 2003, when the previous contract was signed by the ministry, the Siemianowice-based producer has delivered about 570 eight-wheel-drive vehicles to the Polish Army.

In July 2013, WZMS extended the license for producing the Rosomak in Poland for a further 10 years.

The vehicles are deployed to the Armyís 12th Mechanized Brigade in Szczecin, the 17th Mechanized Brigade in Miedzyrzecze, and Polandís military mission in Afghanistan, according to data from the ministry.

The Rosomak is available in several variants, including combat, reconnaissance, medical evacuation and command.

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