Bloggers: in Poland developed an anti-tank missile system on the basis of the Ukrainian
Polish Firm Mesko is developing a new lightweight portable anti-tank missile system Pirat With a laser beam guidance system, the parameters of which are close to the Ukrainian portable ATGM RK-3 " Corsair ". ATGW Pirat developed in 2 versions - portable for infantry, and aircraft for weapons BLAH, informs the blog of the Center for analysis of strategies and technologies referring to printed illustrated edition of " Jane's Defence Weekly ". The maximum range shooting in the infantry variant should be 2500 m Rocket will be equipped with warheads three types of weight 2, 5kg - cumulative, thermobaric and high-explosive. Itself Rocket, inaccurate data, should have a mass of 10 kg and 107-mm, and will run from the transport-launch container length 1180 mm Weight curb TPK rocket fifteen kg of the composition of the sighting system ATGW will include the day and hour thermal sights, laser designator, electronic compass and GPS receiver. Since 2004 Mesko leading the production for the Polish Army Israeli Spike ATGM-LR with range shooting up to 4000 m and a combined guidance system With thermal imaging GOS type IIR and guidance through fiber-optic cable is expected to produce 264 PU and 2675 missiles Spike-LR). However, this complex is considered to be very expensive, which limits its distribution. The cost of one manufactured Mesko missiles Spike-LR 400-thousand Zlotys (about 130 thousand Dollars). It is planned that the Cost of the rocket complex Pirat will be more than three times cheaper. July 17, 2014 the Ministry of Finance of Poland decided to spend decapitalization Mesko on additional 47 million PLN ($15 million), to support the development of ATGW Pirat and activities of the National Centre of rocket fuel. It is planned that the field test ATGW Pirat will be launched in the summer of 2015, and mass production in 2017 or 2018. Indicates that Since 2011 Mesko actively collaborates on joint projects With Ukrainian companies SE CDD " Progress " (on the creation of managed artillery calibers 152 and 155 mm) and the state enterprise " State Kyiv design Bureau " Luch " (on the creation of a 98-mm managed mortars). Because of this blog authors believe that ATGW Pirat also uses these developments Ukrainian developers. Parameters ATGW Pirat and his rockets must be very close (if not identical) advertised for some time Kyiv design Bureau " Luch " portable ATGM RK-3 " Corsair " R-3 With the laser beam guidance system. Under the same parameters in range (2500 m) the R-3 has a weight of 8, 6 kg and a similar caliber 107 mm Length TPK With R-3 - 1160 mm, the mass of the rocket With TLC - 14, 6 kg. Check ATGW " Corsair " was held in 2013. As suggested by the authors of the blog, ATGW Pirat is truly Polish similar to Ukrainian complex " Le Corsaire ".