Manufactured by Polish defence company Mesko, the PIORUN man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS) is a modernised version of the GROM MANPADS and is designed to destroy low-flying fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The missile has a fuse equipped with a proximity sensor, which allows for destroying the target in case of its close passing.
The modernized launcher also features an additional day sight and a thermal vision sight, allowing the operator to efficient set usage also in night conditions.
The missile set has a new starting mechanism, that allows among others selection of pursuit-collision mode, target type, weather conditions, performs Friend or Foe inquiry, communicates with optical and thermal imaging sights, and can be equipped with an authorization system.
|Type:||Man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS)|
|Country of origin:||Poland|
|In service:||2019 – present|
|Weight:||16.5 kg (loaded)|
|Missile weight:||10.5 kg|
|Warhead:||High Explosive Fragmentation|
|Warhead weight:||1.82 kg|
|Engine:||Solid-fuel rocket motor|
|Operational range:||400 – 6000+ m|
|Maximum speed:||2,400 km/h (1,500 mph)|