Slovakia buys Scipio 8×8 IFVs

obrnene_vozidlo_scipio_14_2015_mosrJane’s is reporting that Slovakia plans to purchase 31 Rosomak 8×8 armored personnel carrier vehicles for $31 million.  In Slovakian service the vehicles will be armed with the Slovakian TURRA 30 unmanned turret, and known as the Scipio infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).  The Rosomak is a version of the Finnish Patria AMV (specifically the XC-360P variant) built under licence in Poland by Siemianowice Slaskie (formerly known as WZM), part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ). Each Rosomak chassis costs $1.1-1.4 million.  The TURRA 30 is armed with a 2A42 30×165 mm cannon (the same that equips the BMP-2), a PKT 7.62×54 mm machine gun, and two anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) launchers (for either the 9K111 Fagot ‘AT-4 Spigot’ or 9K113 Konkurs ‘AT-5 Spandrel’). For the export market a version of the TURRA 30 was unveiled in May at IDET 2015 armed with an ATK Mk 44 Mod 1 Bushmaster II cannon (30×173 mm) and a M2HB 12.7 mm (.50 cal) machine gun. It can optionally be equipped with other ATGMs such as the Rafael Spike

Full article here.

Photo gallery of the Scipio available here.


  1. locobarcambodia says:

    I would interested to know what the total cost of this order is with the TURRA 30


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