At the end of October this year deliveries of elements included in the next company fire module of 120 mm RAK self-propelled mortars for the needs of the 21st Podhale Rifle Brigade from Rzeszów were completed.
As a result of this delivery, the 21st Podhale Rifle Brigade received 8 more 120 mm RAK self-propelled mortars and 4 artillery command vehicles (AWD).
The above deliveries are the result of the contract for the supply of 5 company fire modules of 120 mm RAK self-propelled mortars, which was concluded on May 22, 2020 between the Armament Inspectorate and the consortium consisting of: Huta Stalowa Wola S.A. and Rosomak S.A. The subject of the contract is the delivery of 40 120 mm self-propelled wheeled mortars and 20 artillery command vehicles on the KTO ROSOMAK chassis. This is the first KMO RAK delivered as a result of the contract in question, and deliveries of two modules each year are planned in the following years.
The gross value of the contract is PLN 703.1 million, and deliveries will be made in 2022-2024. This is already the third contract for the supply of 120 mm self-propelled wheeled mortars and artillery command vehicles included in the KMO RAK.
The RAK fire module in its final configuration will consist of eight 120 mm self-propelled wheeled mortars, four artillery command vehicles (AWD) on the KTO ROSOMAK chassis, two artillery reconnaissance vehicles (AWR) and logistics support vehicles: three artillery ammunition vehicles (AWA) and one Artillery Armament Repair Vehicle (AWRU).
Other vehicles included in KMO RAK are acquired as a result of separate contracts. By the end of October 2019, 8 AWRUs were delivered to the Polish Armed Forces, resulting from the agreement of December 28, 2017, concluded between the Armament Inspectorate and Huta Stalowa Wola S.A. Pursuant to the contract of August 13, 2019, concluded between the Armament Inspectorate and Huta Stalowa Wola S.A., 24 AWAs were purchased and delivered by the end of 2020. The contract concluded with Huta Stalowa Wola S.A. is currently being implemented. on May 22, 2021, according to which the contractor will deliver 21 AWA and 7 AWRU in the years 2022-2024. On the other hand, on September 6 this year, under the contract between the Armament Agency and Rosomak S.A., 30 AWRs were ordered, which are the last element of the regular equipment of the RAK KMO, the deliveries of which will be carried out in the years 2024-2026.
So far, on the basis of the above and previously concluded agreements between the Armament Inspectorate and the members of the consortium, the following prototypes have been delivered to the Polish Armed Forces, including the following: 93 120 mm RAK self-propelled mortars, 45 AWDs, 9 artillery armament repair vehicles (AWRU) , 21 artillery ammunition vehicles (AWA) and 1 artillery reconnaissance vehicle (AWR), which went to the units of the 11th Armored Cavalry Division, 12th Mechanized Division, 16th Mechanized Division, 18th Mechanized Division and the Artillery and Armament Training Center (CSAiU ) in Torun.