Polish company PGZ (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa) tweeted on December 1 that Rosomak S.A. will deliver another batch of 29 KTO Rosomak in a medical evacuation variant. The value of the contract is USD 100.8 Mn (PLN 450 million).
In December 2002, the Polish Ministry of National Defense signed a contract to buy 690 Patria AMV vehicles, to be manufactured in Poland and delivered in two main variants: APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) and IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle). In 2013, Poland placed an additional order to reach a total of 997 vehicles. The Patria Technology Transfer was concluded in 2005 but production and strong cooperation between Patria and Rosomak S.A. are active and ongoing.
The Rosomak is based on an 8×8 chassis powered by a DI 12 Scania Diesel engine developing 480 hp or 543 hp. The vehicle can reach 100 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 800 km. The Rosomak is fully amphibious and propelled in the water at a maximum speed of 10 km/h thanks to two waterjets mounted at the rear of the hull. The troop compartment can accommodate up to 10 infantrymen.
At MSPO 2019, Rosomak presented the Rosomak XP, a newer, improved and more capable version of the Rosomak 8×8. It was designed on the basis of previous experience, setting a new standard for the construction of 8×8 wheeled vehicle platforms. Its new design offers more room inside the vehicle and a higher payload capacity, providing the possibility of easy installation of specialized equipment in accordance with the user’s requirements, enabling the integration of ωєαρσи systems, protection and crew equipment at the same time. It uses new modern solutions in the area of crew protection, a high level of ballistic and anti-mine protection has been achieved which, due to the modular design, can be easily selected by the customer
The basic design of Rosomak 8X8 XP already provides crew protection inside the vehicle in accordance with STANAG 4569 – level 4a/4b, offering ballistic protection against firing of heavy ωєαρσиs 14.5×114mm AP all-around the hull, and mine blast explosion of 10 kg TNT under the center and the wheels of the vehicle. The vehicle structure was designed taking into account the requirements for electromagnetic radiation, specified in the MIL-STD-461F standard, which was confirmed by specialized tests in the EMC chamber. This new vehicle combines an improved propulsion system with a better engine providing 450 kW together with the Integrated Traction Control System (ITCS).