Director of the Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements (PIAP) stressed the fact that the contract signed last Tuesday constitutes the second delivery of PIAP’s products that is destined to be received by the Polish military. Its relevance comes in a form of the fact that when selling the product abroad, we need to answer a question whether our soldiers use these robots. Now, with a much greater courage, we will be able to say that indeed, they are using them – Szynkarczyk said.
As clarified by the PIAP’s representative, the PIAP RMI® Robot showcased on Tuesday (Robot Mobilny Interwencyjny - Mobile Intervention Robot) is going to act as a basis for robots that would be received by the military. According to the PIAP’s director, RMI® meets most of the requirements. The most important modifications will concern the survivability of the system, as well as integration of that system with tools, sensors and armament indicated by the Armed Forces. The whole design will also undergo modernization. Professor Szynkarczyk stressed that PIAP yields full control over the technologies the company uses in its robots.
The delivery schedule is very specific. Next year a single example, following a test programme, will be handed off to the user for testing. 17 examples would follow, during both subsequent years.
When asked about the contract value (81 million zlotys is the pricetag for 35 robot kits), the Director noted that not only does the price cover robots, but it also concerns the equipment of these robots At least half of the price of a single example covers the equipment of the robot – Szynkarczyk noted.