PGZ has unveiled two new missile carrier vehicle concepts with four different possible base platforms for the Polish Ottokar Brzoza tank destroyer programme at the 2019 International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO being held in Kielce, Poland, from 3 to 6 September.
A missile carrier vehicle on the BWP-1 platform (IHS Markit/Mark Cazalet)
The two missile launcher types on display are a box-shaped missile turret housing 12 missiles developed by Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne (WZM) and two individually elevating launch stations with four missiles each developed by Wojskowe Zakłady Uzbrojenia (WZU). The former is shown on the modified BWP-1, the Polish domestic variant of the BMP-1, and the universal modular tracked platform (UMPG) chassis developed by OBRUM.
The eight-missile launcher arrangement is only shown on a modified K9P chassis built by HSW, but a representative of WZU, part of the PGZ consortium, stated that it was also being offered on the Opal chassis, the Polish domestically produced variant of the MT-LBu carrier with a modified hull.
A missile carrier vehicle on the K9P platform (IHS Markit/Mark Cazalet)
All vehicles involved in the competition have been developed by members of the PGZ consortium and are showcased with various missiles. According to the WZU representative, the missiles in primary consideration for the competition are the MBDA Brimstone missile and the Rafael Spike extended-range (ER)/Spike non-line-of-sight (NLOS) missiles.