Poland buys new Piorun MANPADS


Key Points

  • Polish Armed Forces to acquire 1300 Piorun/Grom-M systems by 2022
  • Additional systems to be purchased for qualification and acceptance trials

Poland’s Armament Inspectorate has signed a six-year PLN932.2 million (USD232.7 million) contract with Mesko (part of PGZ, the Polish Armaments Group) to acquire the new PPZR ‘Piorun’ (manufacturers designator: ‘Grom Modernizowany’- Grom-M-) man-portable air defence system (MANPADS).

The Polish Armed Forces will receive 1,300 new PPZR Piorun (Grom-M) Man-Portable Air Defence Systems between 2017 and 2022. (Mesko)The Polish Armed Forces will receive 1,300 new PPZR Piorun (Grom-M) Man-Portable Air Defence Systems between 2017 and 2022. (Mesko)

The contract, which runs from 2017 to 2022, provides for 1,300 new PPZR Piorun MANPADS launchers and missiles, and 420 fire control units (FCUs), GR-D day sights, and CTP-1 thermal sights. An initial batch of 150 Piorun MANPADS and 40 FCUs are scheduled to be handed over to the Polish Armed Forces by the end of 2017; these will be followed by annual increments to a final annual production rate of 250 missiles and 80 FCUs from 2019 to 2022.



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