PIAP robots will support the engineer troops.
PIAP signed a contract with the Armament Inspectorate of Poland for supply of 35 Mobile Reconnaissance Robots (RPP).
On 27 November, the Industrial Institute for Automatics and Measurements (PIAP) signed a contract with the Armament Inspectorate of Poland for 35 Mobile Reconnaissance Robots that will support Polish explosives engineers. The ceremony was attended by Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister of National Defence and professor Piotr Szynkarczyk, Director of the Industrial Institute for Automatics and Measurements (PIAP). The contract is valued at 80.74 million PLN. PIAP will complete the deliveries in 2019–2021.
– I am certain that this contract and other like that (…) will improve the level of innovation in the Polish economy. It will not be possible without an active participation of the Polish defence industry and I am glad that the industry saw the potential of Polish research and development institutes, and PIAP is one of the best – said Jadwiga Emilewicz.
PIAP robot that will support EOD/IED mission to remove hazardous loads and materials will be delivered complete with sensor for visual reconnaissance of objects and items, mine and hazardous material detection devices, mass destruction weapon usage sensors and toxic chemicals usage sensor, including explosives launcher for remote neutralization. Tracks and electric drive allows RPP to operate both in urban and rugged terrain.
– Prototype robot presented when signing the contract is the result of many years of development. PIAP solutions are used all around the world. Our success is based on the combined effort of scientists and designers working in our institute. The result are modern solutions, often innovative at a global scale. Also, its undeniable advantage is a professional approach to sales and manufacturing guaranteed by PIAP – says Piotr Szynkarczyk.
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