Armed Forces

Poland Receives the iLauncher System for the “Little Narew”

iLauncher launcher of the Little Narew system.
Photo. Armament Agency

The Armament Agency announced that another iLauncher system, a part of the “Little Narew” SHORAD system, has been delivered on 3rd July.

In late June we reported that more iLauncher systems were rolled out at the MBDA Bolton facility, being assembled before shipping to Poland.

The whole system entails an entirely new level of quality for the soldiers of the Polish air defence component since a single SAM element of that system can engage multiple air threats at once. This is a major improvement over the capabilities of the currently operated SAM systems, such as S-125 Neva, or 2K12 Kub - both capable of engaging a single target at once. The agreement signed in 2022 assumes that two batteries (6 launchers in total) would be procured. Ultimately the "Little Narew" would become a part of a larger system - Pilica+.

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Little Narew is a SHORAD system that would become a part of the Polish IADS, developed in collaboration between MBDA and the PGZ Group. CAMM missile is the effector of that system. It can defeat air threats at a distance of up to 25 kilometres, flying at up to 10 kilometres of altitude. The missiles feature an active radar seeker - they only need updated target position data during the flight. The iLauncher system with VLS solution has been placed on a Jelcz 8x8 platform. The "Little Narew" fire unit includes 3 CAMM launchers, Soła radar, loading/transport vehicles, and Zenit command system.