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Norway signed a contract for the purchase of Polish Piorun MANPADS

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Norway signed a contract for the purchase of Polish Piorun MANPADS

Poland is increasing the production of its own weapons and is making obvious progress in the European market. In particular, it has recently become known that Piorun MANPADS manufactured by Mesko SA will be put into service with the Norwegian army.


As Przemysław Kovalchuk, a member of the company's board, emphasized, "the contract is the result of an open tender, during which Polish manufacturers of military equipment competed with European and American suppliers of this class of weapons." It is known that the contract was signed on Tuesday, November 29, in Oslo, Norway. It involves the transfer of several hundred missiles and man-portable air defense systems to Norway. At the signing of the agreement, Mesko was represented by Przemysław Kovalchuk, member of the board.

Norway is the third country in a row that has decided to purchase Polish Piorun man-portable anti-aircraft systems. Previously, the Piorunas, interestingly, were ordered by the United States and Estonia (the contract was signed in September of this year). In September, Estonia purchased 100 systems and 300 missiles.

Thus, one cannot fail to recognize the obvious successes of the Polish defense industry. Its products are becoming more and more interesting, not only for countries such as Estonia, but also for Norway, and even the United States, which have a wide selection of MANPADS, both domestic and foreign.

Przemysław Kovalchuk told the Polish press that Mesko SA has a huge business potential. Probably, the agreement with Norway is not the last one expected in the near future. For many years, Mesko SA has been actively cooperating with the Norwegian company NAMMO in the field of medium-caliber ammunition, but the contract currently signed for the purchase of air defense systems is the first to supply this type weapons to the Norwegian armed forces.

It is worth noting that so far Norway has not had equipment of this class either in the air defense of the ground forces (since the withdrawal of the RBS 70 missiles in the first years of this century), or in parts of the territorial defense, although the need for such equipment has been signaled for at least several years. Mistral-2 missiles were previously used on ships of the Norwegian Navy, but they have already been withdrawn from service and recently transferred to Ukraine.

Thus, the Norwegian leadership decided to reconstruct the national short-range air defense system in the ground forces - based on a mobile system based on NASAMS solutions (launchers of IRIS-T SL and NASAMS missiles). The country's air force, in turn, uses advanced NASAMS kits, which in the future may receive a greater range. It is not yet known what kind of troops the Polish MANPADS will be supplied to. It is possible that they will be transferred to the air defense of the ground forces or to territorial defense.
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  1. Nexcom
    Nexcom 30 November 2022 11: 14
    +2
    Polish copy of a Russian (if not Soviet) product. With minor Polish modifications, on a foreign element base. And this is the success of the Polish military-industrial complex?

    Threat The main flag is to draw the Polish flag on the product, so as not to be confused with the "Moskal". laughing
    1. insafufa
      insafufa 30 November 2022 12: 42
      -1
      They buy here and now from someone who can sell immediately, until the buyer's pants dry out from fear from the connecting rod bear.
    2. n0001
      n0001 30 November 2022 15: 22
      -1
      It is no longer a copy. New solutions were used.
      1. poquello
        poquello 30 November 2022 19: 18
        0
        Quote: n0001
        It is no longer a copy. New solutions were used.

        curved pipe to approach the target in a spiral?
        1. Machito
          Machito 2 December 2022 08: 25
          0
          For some reason there was no information about the capture of the Polish Purgens in Ukraine. Apparently, the Poles are afraid to supply Purgens to UkroReich, so as not to spoil the advertising of their MANPADS that do not have analogues in the world.
          1. poquello
            poquello 2 December 2022 12: 01
            +1
            Quote: Bearded
            For some reason there was no information about the capture of the Polish Purgens in Ukraine. Apparently, the Poles are afraid to supply Purgens to UkroReich, so as not to spoil the advertising of their MANPADS that do not have analogues in the world.

            the mere fact that the bourgeois are stocking up on centuries-old Soviet-Russian developments says a lot about the inefficiency of the developments of bourgeois
  2. Uprun
    Uprun 30 November 2022 11: 16
    0
    In the photo, our "Needle" resembles. And what, the Vikings are not so cool, they can’t invent anything themselves? All from purchase?
  3. Tatanka Yotanka
    Tatanka Yotanka 30 November 2022 11: 18
    +1
    Norga fools, no entrepreneurial streak, the Ukrainians themselves would resell any Pole and non-Polish weapons to her at a big discount fellow
  4. alexey alexeyev_2
    alexey alexeyev_2 30 November 2022 11: 22
    -1
    But what about the holy javelin and stinger .. It would be better to buy from Russia. It would be cheaper and better. Most of the Iraqi T-72 tanks were made in Poland and Czechoslovakia. Yes, and their clones in Ukraine burn like candles ..
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 30 November 2022 11: 29
      0
      Yeah, sell it so that Polish mercenaries beat our turntables and planes? Doesn't money smell?
      1. Mylenef
        Mylenef 30 November 2022 11: 57
        0
        So after all, they will still buy and beat, nothing will change, except for the recipient of the money
    2. alexey alexeyev_2
      alexey alexeyev_2 30 November 2022 14: 54
      0
      Read again. The Norwegians are buying. The contract can be drawn up in such a way that it is forbidden to resell them to a third party without the consent of the seller. Standard contract
  5. Bingo
    Bingo 30 November 2022 11: 29
    0
    The stingers pierced the bottom - so they switched to a counterfeit Needle. Western military-industrial complex continues ahead of the rest
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 30 November 2022 11: 31
      +1
      They and PSRL-1 do not disdain (nee RPG-7), he does not need batteries for aiming and shooting - so it will work in any way, unless the grenade is not Chinese. Although ours didn’t work either - at the training ground for a company there were 3 that didn’t work in 89.
      1. Terran ghost
        Terran ghost 30 November 2022 15: 16
        0
        Quote: Nexcom
        PSRL-1 do not disdain (nee RPG-7)

        And why should they disdain? In fact, just a slightly modified American-made "clone" of the domestic (Soviet) RPG-7, with Picatinny rails to accommodate modern sights.
        EMNIP was developed by Airtronic for deliveries to those countries where there are stocks of shots for RPG-7 of Soviet or Chinese production.
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  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 November 2022 11: 44
    +1
    A strange situation, Norway has been a NATO member since its founding (1949) and has problems with MANPADS and short-range air defense in general. Has the conflict in Ukraine prompted decisive action to reconstruct the air defense system? The Norwegians are buying MANPADS from the Poles, the Poles are buying tanks and self-propelled guns from the Koreans, the Czechs are asking for German tanks, and over all the United States with the supply of their types of weapons. And after that someone will say that the arms race has not started?
    1. insafufa
      insafufa 30 November 2022 12: 41
      -1
      They buy from someone who can sell here and now until their pants are dry. wink
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 30 November 2022 12: 38
    -1
    Norway signed a contract for the purchase of Polish Piorun MANPADS

    I even know where they will be in the near future. Do the Nogros have an interest in Polish MANPADS? Yeah, fuck it
  8. Romanenko
    Romanenko 30 November 2022 12: 51
    +2
    In appearance, this is our Strela, and even earlier releases, maybe the Poles have tweaked something there, but I think this [email protected] has all the "childhood illnesses" of the old woman Strela in his asset.