The next batches of rifles developed at the Military University of Technology will go to the Polish Army

At the headquarters of Fabryka Broni "Łucznik" in Radom, Mariusz Błaszczak, Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of National Defense, approved an annex to the contract for the supply of another batch of MSBS GROT Modular Firearm System and the contract for the supply of MSBS GROT 7.62N semi-automatic sniper rifles for the Polish Armed Forces.

The weapon was developed by Fabryka Broni "Łucznik" - Radom Sp. z o. o. and the Military University of Technology.


Thanks to the annex to the currently implemented contract of July 2020, deliveries of MSBS GROT for the Polish Armed Forces will increase. It became possible thanks to the consistent development of the contractor's production capacity. Pursuant to the annex Fabryka Broni "Łucznik" - Radom Sp. z o. o. will deliver to the Polish Armed Forces by the end of 2026 nearly 88,000 another GROT C16 FB-A2, cal. 5.56×45 mm, worth about PLN 1 billion. As a result, the order will cover a total of nearly 184,000 carabiners, and the total value of the contract will be approx. PLN 2.1 billion gross.


Another contract concerns the delivery of 250 sets of semi-automatic sniper rifles (7.62 mm SKBW). The gross value of the order is approx. PLN 11 million, and the weapons will be delivered in 2024.


The WAT expert comments


As emphasized by dr hab. inż. Ryszard Wozniak, prof. Military University of Technology from the Institute of Armament Technology of the Faculty of Mechatronics, Armament and Aviation, co-author of the projects of the implemented weapons, signing of documents for the delivery of another 88,000 MSBS GROT fills with satisfaction both the creators of weapons from the Military University of Technology and Fabryka Broni "Łucznik"- Radom, as well as Polish soldiers who need it.


As assured by prof. Woźniak, further joint studies of the Military University of Technology and the factory in Radom are almost ready for implementation. This is the MSBS-5.56K and the MSBS-5.56B in the buttstock system - the effects of the development project entitled RAWAT, co-financed by the National Center for Research and Development. “The weapon has already passed the qualification tests with a positive result and is almost ready for implementation. The measurable results of the practical cooperation between the Military University of Technology and the Fabryka Broni in the field of modern small arms construction - confirmed by the introduction of the Polish MSBS-5.56R to many representative (ceremonial) formations in 2016 - prove that the alliance between science and industry and industry with science can bring many benefits, especially for the Polish Army" - emphasizes the expert.


oprac. Ewa Jankiewicz

rzecznik prasowy WAT

fot. źródło MON

tłum. Anna Pęzioł