Poland successfully tests the CAMM missile for the Mała Narew air defense system
Significant improvement in capabilities Polish air defense On June 22, 2023, the Polish Ministry of Defense announced the first test launch. Successful CAMM surface-to-air missile inside air defense system OPL “Mała Narew”.
The launch took place on June 22, 2023, at the Central Air Force Training Ground, in the presence of the head of the Ministry of National Defense. marking a milestone in the country’s defense modernization efforts.
The firing of combat test missiles, using the advanced Mała Narew system, demonstrated CAMM’s capabilities The missile in . Counter airborne threats. The launch was conducted within the specified range, ensuring a controlled environment for evaluating system performance and effectiveness.
OPL “Mała Narew”
OPL represents the “Mała Narew” system, which includes CAMM missile , a crucial element of Poland’s air defense strategy. The system is designed to address a wide range of air threats, and combines advanced technology with operational flexibility. To protect the national airspace and enhance public security.
The successful launch confirms the willingness and effectiveness of the Mała Narew system for integration into the Polish Army’s air defense infrastructure. The participation of the head of the Ministry of National Defense confirms the strategic importance attached to the system’s capabilities and its importance to Poland’s defense readiness.
And on April 27, 2023, the Polish Armaments Agency (AA) and MBDA signed a contract to enhance the capabilities of Polish air defense . Through the Pilica + upgrade program. The contract, worth £1.9 billion (US$2.37 billion), includes the purchase of 44 launchers. and hundreds of CAMM anti-aircraft missiles.
This historic agreement is the largest European acquisition of short-range air defense systems (SHORAD) within NATO.
CAMM represents Air defense missile system (Joint Modular Anti-Aircraft Missile) The latest generation of Air Defense . Developed by MBDA and PGZ. Weighing 99 kg and a length of 3.2 m, CAMM missiles offer multi-channel, radar-guided capabilities. making it highly effective against a wide range of airborne threats.
The system’s advanced features include a high rate of fire against multiple simultaneous targets and soft vertical firing technology, which reduces firing signatures and ensures high performance.
The CAMM system’s small size allows it to fit multiple weapons in limited spaces, while its compatibility with any surveillance sensor allows for accurate targeting. With a maximum range of 25 km and a supersonic speed of Mach 3 1020 meters per second. CAMM missiles provide fast response and reliable performance in a variety of operational environments.
The system’s vertical launch capability allows for 360-degree coverage in all launch sectors, further enhancing its effectiveness. Merge is guaranteed missiles CAMM in the Mała Narew air defense system, mounted on the Polish Jelcz 8×8 truck chassis. Mobility and versatility in air defense operations, contributing to strengthening Polish air defense capabilities and national security.