Rosomak is the Polish version of the Finnish Patria AMV 8×8 armored personnel carrier.

The Polish Prime Minister announced that the Ukrainian government has ordered 100 Rosomak multi-purpose armored vehicles, with funding from the US and Europe. The announcement was made on April 1. Morawiecki did not disclose technical details and contract value. This is good news for the Polish defense industry, he stressed.

A Polish army Kolowy Transporter Opancerzony Rosomak, or “KTO Wolverine”, waits for a live-fire training exercise to begin at Bemowo Piskie Training Area June 13, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. (Michigan Army National Guard photo by Spc. Robert Douglas/ released.)

Rosomak is the Polish version of the Finnish Patria AMV 8×8 armored personnel carrier. The vehicle is armed with a 30 mm Mk.44 automatic cannon with stabilizer and 7.62 mm UKM-2000C machine gun. Poland, a member of the NATO military alliance, has strongly supported Ukraine since Russia launched the operation in late February 2022. Warsaw also played an important role in persuading its European allies and Washington to supply Kiev with heavy weapons.

The Rosomak has been in service with the Polish Armed Forces since 2004. This versatile vehicle is used for various roles, including troop transport, reconnaissance, and combat support. It is known for its modular design, which allows for easy customization and adaptation to various mission requirements. Currently, Rosomak is the core of the Polish ground forces.

Similar to the Patria AMV, the Polish 8×8 Polish Rosomak is available in several variants: an armored personnel carrier, an infantry fighting vehicle, an anti-tank missile carrier, a self-propelled mortar vehicle, or an ambulance. The standard APC version has a crew of two and carries 10 soldiers. The IFV version is fitted with a Bushmaster II 30 mm cannon and coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun. This version has a crew of 3 and carries 8 soldiers. Also there are other versions, that are armed with remotely controlled 12.7 mm machine guns, or do not carry any weapons at all.

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.

Rosomak provides crew protection according to STANAG 4569 standard, offering ballistic protection against firing of heavy weapons 14.5mm AP all-around the hull, and mine blast explosion of 10 kg TNT under the center and the wheels of the vehicle. Enhanced armor module provides maximum protection against 30 mm armor-piercing rounds. A cage armor can be fitted for a higher level of protection against RPG-7 rockets. NBC protection and fire suppression systems are fitted as standard. The Rosomak weights between 16 and 26 t according to armor and weapon systems.


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