Infantry Weapons

Poland seeks short-range ATGM

09 October 2017

Poland’s Armament Inspectorate has initiated a technical dialogue for a short-range anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system, labelled ‘Pustelnik’.

Poland is seeking information about lightweight shoulder-fired ATGM systems with a range of 1,400 m. The technical dialogue will be conducted from 20 November 2017 to 15 January 2018.

The acquisition of a new weapon is intended to fill the gap in anti-tank defence capabilities between disposable and multi-use grenade launchers with a 300–600 m range, and longer-range anti-tank systems.

Since 2014, Poland’s state-owned firm Mesko has been developing the Pirat lightweight ATGM system with a range of 2,500 m, with a design based on the Ukrainian KB Luch R-3 Korsar missile.

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