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MSPO 2022: Composite OSU-35K maritime air defence system to equip Kormoran II, Miecznik vessels

7th September 2022 - 13:30 GMT | by Grzegorz Sobczak in Kielce


OSU-35K with EO head and portable fire control panel, pictured on the PIT-Radwar stand at MSPO 2022. (Photo: Grzegorz Sobczak)

Polish firms combine to develop a new 35mm gun system for naval air defence that can fire airburst munitions and sub-calibre ammunition.

PIT-Radwar and Mechanical Works Tarnów (ZMT) presented during MSPO 2022 a new configuration of the OSU-35K naval air defence system, which has been designed to equip the Kormoran II-class mine countermeasure vessels and will also be installed on the three future Miecznik frigates for the Polish Navy.

The design of the OSU-35K makes wide use of pre-impregnated carbon-epoxy composites for the entire structure of the turret.

OSU-35K has its own fire-control system (FCS) with TV and IR cameras, a laser rangefinder with 30MHz measurement frequency, a video tracker and interrogation system. The EO head has a stabilisation system developed

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Grzegorz Sobczak


Grzegorz Sobczak

Grzegorz Sobczak is based in Warsaw, Poland.

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