PGZ's Piorun Man-Portable Air Defense Systems for Poland, Norway

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 03:01 PM, November 30, 2022
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PGZ's Piorun Man-Portable Air Defense Systems for Poland, Norway
Piorun man-portable air defense system @PGZ

Norway has agreed to buy hundreds of Polish Piorun man-portable air defense systems, while delivery of the same weapons has begun for Poland’s armed forces.

Piorun can destroy targets at altitudes of 10m flying 400m away.

Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) Mesko said on November 29 that Norwegian forces “will be equipped with Piorun missile systems” and an agreement for the same was signed between the two countries.

This contract is reportedly worth €34 million.

Poland’s defense minister, Mariusz Błaszczak, approved an agreement in June, increasing the number of Pioruns ordered for the country’s military to 3,500 missiles and 600 launch mechanisms. On November 30, the minister said “Deliveries of Piorun sets to the Polish Army are underway. Another several hundred anti-aircraft missiles and several dozen launchers were delivered to our soldiers.”

He added that the Polish military will receive another batch of Piorun systems this year.

The U.S. ordered “several hundred” Piorun systems from Poland just before Russian invasion of Ukraine. In September, the company signed a contract to deliver 300 Piorun missiles and 100 launch mechanisms to Estonia.

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