Poland gave up on Soviet type armored combat vehicles: The new favorite 'Borsuk'

2023-03-01 10:00:57 | Last Update : 2023-03-01 10:06:10

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced that the old Soviet type infantry fighting vehicles will be replaced by "Borsuk" armored combat vehicles, calling it a "historical project". The Polish Minister also stated that a contract was signed for the production of 'Borsuk'.

Poland gave up on Soviet type armored combat vehicles: The new favorite 'Borsuk'
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In his statement, Blaszczak stated that the contract in question was signed with the company "Huta Stalowa Wola", which produces the "Borsuk" armored combat vehicle.

Noting that they aim to modernize the Polish army quickly, Blaszczak emphasized that they focus on modern weapons in this context.

Blaszczak said that the "Borsuk" armored combat vehicle will replace the old Soviet type infantry fighting vehicles used in the army.

Pointing out that "Borsuk" is equipped with a remote-controlled turret system, Blaszczak said, "Borsuk has high mobility and the ability to overcome terrain obstacles, including water obstacles."


Noting that "Borsuk" has a ZSSW-30 unmanned turret, Blaszczak said, "Our vehicle is equipped with the MK-44 Bushmaster II 30 millimeter automatic cannon system with 200 rounds per minute as the main weapon on the turret, a 7.62 millimeter coaxial machine gun, and fog mortars. and two launchers for Spike missiles mounted on the right side of the turret."

Underlining that they are taking steps to move away from post-Soviet equipment, Blaszczak said, "The first 4 Borsuk will be tested by the Polish army this year. I hope our army will be equipped with new combat vehicles soon."

Blaszczak said that "Borsuk" is a historical project.

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