Saturday, February 24, 2024

Poland unveils next-generation infantry fighting vehicle at MSPO 2017

Polish heavy industry manufacturer Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) has developed the new infantry fighting vehicles under the Borsuk programme to replace Poland’s BWP-1s, which it unveiled at the recent MSPO 2017 exhibition.

The Borsuk infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) fitted with a ZSSW-30 turret that is armed with a 30 mm gun and SPIKE anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). The turret is located in the middle of the hull with the troop compartment extending to the rear.

The vehicle in amphibious variant will have a combat weight of 24-25 tonnes, the assault variant will have a weight of 30 tonnes. The Borsuk IFV is powered by a MTU multi-fuel diesel engine (600kW).

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

The chassis of the new IFV is to be a basic element of specialised variants, such as self-propelled 120 mm mortar, command, engineering vehicles, command and control, ammunition wagons and medical vehicles etc.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW

Russian army receives new batch of BMP-1AM fighting vehicles

Russia's "Vysokotochnye kompleksy" (Precision Systems) Holding, a part of Rostec, has delivered another batch of upgraded "Basurmanin" BMP-1AM infantry fighting vehicles to the Russian...