Poland is set to equip its 8×8 multi-role APC Rosomak with ZSSW-30 unmanned turrets. More details on this is slated to be provided during this year’s exhibition conference Defense24 Day.
Poland produces the Rosomak 8×8 multi-role APC under license from Finland’s Patria’s armored modular vehicle.
Warsaw is likely to purchase around 900 vehicles under various modifications, and versions of the vehicle; however only 341 Rosomak 8×8 multi-role APCs will be fitted with the new ZSSW-30 unmanned turrets.
Weighing at just over 22 tons, the Rosomak 8×8 multi-role APC can carry up to 8 passengers. Manned by three people, the vehicle is powered by a DI 12 Scania diesel engine that guarantees at least 360 kW (480 hp). It can develop a maximum land speed of around 100 kmph and when in water it can attain a maximum speed of 6.2 mph (10 kmph), On a single tank, the Rosomak can travel a distance of 800 km.
The development and deployment of the ZSSW-30 unmanned turrets is one of the most important projects for the Polish arms industry. It will be deployed with the most mechanized and motorized battalions.
The ZSSW-30 will be able to significantly damage various types of targets, including heavily armored vehicles. The project has multiple variants, including an export edition.
The project has more development potential, since the solutions that have been introduced could also be used in many other programs that require the integration of missiles and barrels in combat vehicles.
According to preliminary information, the ZSSW-30 unmanned turret on Rosomak 8 × 8 multi-role APC can be fitted only on the following armaments: 30×173 mm ATK Mk44 Bushmaster II gun, 12.7 mm WKM-B, 1×40mm Mk 19 in Rosomak M3.
As a secondary weapon, the Rosomak APS is expected to be equipped with a 7.62×51mm NATO UKM-2000C coaxial general-purpose machine gun.
The turret’s fire control mechanism is fully integrated with ATGM and allows the launch of anti-tank missiles from which the cannon and machine gun are controlled.