Poland imported components for new ATGM from Ukraine

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In November 2017, the Polish company MESKO S.A imported through the Ukrainian State Company “Ukrspetsexport” the components of light Pirat anti-tank guided missiles.

According to the importgenius.com, a website which crawls and compiles a publicly available bill of lading data indicates that Polish company MESKO S.A imported 5 sets for developing new light Pirat anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) from Ukraine through Ukraine’s defense export company Ukrspetsexport.

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The Pirat is a Polish family of light ATGM jointly developed with Kyiv-based Luch design engineering bureau. The new polish ATGM based on the Ukrainian R-3 Korsar missile system developed by the Luch design engineering bureau.

According to the MESKO company, the new Pirat is a light, portable shoulder-launched ATGM that would be capable of penetrating up to 550 mm of steel armour covered by ERA.

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The tactical and technical assumptions mention the range of 2500 meters, missile weight of 10.1 kilograms (2.5 kg for the warhead) and diameter of the missile body of 107 mm.


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