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MSPO 2016: Israeli missiles for Polish helos (video)

8th September 2016 - 09:24 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Kielce

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Helicopter manufacturer PZL Świdnik, teaming with Israeli company Rafael, wants to increase the firepower of Polish Land Forces W-3PL Głuszec gunship with the integration of Spike anti-tank missiles.

The W-3 Głuszec was on display at this year's MSPO in Kielce, Poland, with both Spike NLOS and ER missiles. The helicopter entered service with Poland in 2010 and features advance avionics and a weapon suite that includes unguided rockets and a nose-mounted machine gun.

Luca Niccolini, who is responsible for market development at PZL Świdnik, told Shephard that there was still potential to upgrade the helicopter further with weapon system upgrades and new rotorblades to increase the aircraft's lift capacity.

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