C4iSR: Air

First Poprad air defence systems delivered

05 September 2018

On 31 August, the first seven SPZR Poprad self-propelled very short-range air defence systems were handed over to Polish air defence forces. (PIT-Radwar)On 31 August, the first seven SPZR Poprad self-propelled very short-range air defence systems were handed over to Polish air defence forces. (PIT-Radwar)On 31 August, the first seven SPZR Poprad self-propelled very short-range air defence systems were handed over to the 8th Air Defence Regiment in Koszalin.

Manufactured by PIT-Radwar, the system consists of a turret with a stabilised electro-optical (EO) target acquisition system with identification friend-or-foe and four Grom (possibly Piorun) infrared (IR)-guided missiles manufactured by Mesko, installed on an upgraded AMZ-Kutno Zubr-P 4×4 all-terrain armoured vehicle.

The Poprad system can operate in autonomous mode or as part of an air defence battery coupled with a short-range radar.

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