Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Norway bought Polish Piorun MANPADS

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 The Norwegian armed forces will receive Piorun anti-aircraft systems, manufactured by Mesko S.A.

The contract is the result of an open procedure in which Mesko competed with European and American suppliers of this class of armaments.

The contract worth $35 million was signed on Tuesday, November 29 in the capital of Norway, Oslo. It includes several hundred missiles and starter kits. 

Piorun MANPADS can engage targets at distances from 400 m to 6.5 km and at altitudes from 10 m to 4 km. It is characterized by high resistance to interference. The combat capabilities of this system are confirmed by the experience from Ukraine, where systems of this type were used, among others, to combat Su-25 and Su-34 aircraft, Mi-24/35 and Ka-52 helicopters, as well as Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles, difficult to track and dangerous at the same time because they are designed to coordinate Russian artillery fire.