OBRUM – AN INNOVATIVE MEMBER OF THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY, TOMASZ KURCZEK
Abstract. The article discusses, taking OBRUM as an example, the importance of the entities that create innovations that strengthen the Polish defence industry. Historical changes in ownership status of OBRUM are presented shortly. Important areas of OBRUM's innovative activities are shown. The role of innovations that form the foundations for building the strength of the Polish defence industry is referred to. In the summary, the role of innovative entities that have an effect on forging of the competitive edge is indicated.
MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AS BASIS FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT WORK, ANTONI KURZEJA, JACEK WIELICKI, TOMASZ STROJECKI
Abstract. One of the basic areas of research and development conducted at OBRUM were and are instruction and training devices used in the instruction processes. IT technologies used by OBRUM specialists, combined with a new look at instruction methodology, enabled the development of an innovative training mode offered to the client. The tools used are based on the latest IT multimedia technologies (image, sound, animation, film), virtual reality, augmented reality or advanced, three-dimensional real-time computer graphics. The article describes the proposed solutions that create a comprehensive instruction system. A step-by-step instruction mode is proposed in the area of use and maintenance for users of complex equipment. The scopes of individual and team (e.g. vehicle crew) instruction are discussed. The summary refers to the possibility of using the developed methodology and tools for both military and civilian clients. The possibilities of including additional stages or new instruction materials in the instruction stages proposed in the system are shown.
LATEST TRENDS IN DESIGNING SPECIAL VEHICLES, SŁAWOMIR KCIUK, ARKADIUSZ MĘŻYK, EUGENIUSZ ŚWITOŃSKI
Abstract. The paper presents new trends in design, particularly in the design of military vehicles. The idea of mechatronic design, which is a synergy of research methods in order to achieve optimal product, is outlined. The method of designing special vehicles which is the combination of both virtual and real models of selected vehicle components is described. Additionally, trends in development of military vehicles are analyzed.
ARMOURED COMBAT EQUIPMENT OBRUM'S KEY PROJECTS, BOGDAN SZUKALSKI, MAREK Ł. GRABANIA
Abstract. The basic tasks that OBRUM has always been assigned with was to conduct comprehensive scientific, research and development work aimed at preparing and launching manufacture on an industrial scale of new or improved products. One of the principal domains of these tasks were projects on armoured combat equipment, including MBT (Main Battle Tank) class tanks. In this article the authors discuss some selected projects completed at OBRUM that were based on acquired Soviet designs (modernization of T-54/55 tanks, adaptation of T-72 tank licence) and proprietary developments (required modernization) that adapted the technical specifications of T-72 to the requirements of modern battlefield. Results of work on the Polish version of the PT-91 tank are presented, as well as R&D projects undertaken (and ended at various stages of development) related to tanks code-named: Goryl, Anders and concept design PL-01. Initial results of work on the development of a series of tracked vehicle types based on the Universal Modular Tracked Platform (UMPG) and of the Combat Support Vehicle (WWB). In the summary reference is made to the results attained over the years: developed equipment deployed in the Polish Army and in the Middle East countries and Malaysia.
MILITARY ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT DEVELOPED AT OBRUM, BOGDAN SZUKALSKI, ROBERT HAŁEK
Abstract. During the 50 years of OBRUM's functioning in the defence industry the company has completed a number of projects pertaining to modern products for the engineering troops. This article presents the major products based on tracked chassis developed by OBRUM's research and technical staff. Clearly defined needs and good cooperation with the engineering troops have brought about launching of products based on modern technological solutions. OBRUM's specialization in the field of engineering equipment resulted from the need to use the available chassis and to ensure compatibility between the vehicles manufactured in the country. In the products developed use was made of chassis of tanks T-54, T-55, T-72 and PT-91. The machines developed and introduced into production included tractors, minelaying vehicles, recovery vehicles and engineer tank.
VERSATILITY OF THE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS APPLIED IN THE BRIDGES OF THE DAGLEZJA GROUP, KRZYSZTOF BASIURA, TOMASZ PŁATEK
Abstract. One of the most important areas of research and development carried out at OBRUM during the current decade is that of transportable bridges designed for the engineering troops of the Polish Armed Forces. OBRUM has undertaken design and fabrication works on the bridges of the Daglezja group. The works included three types of bridges: MS-20 Daglezja support bridge on wheeled chassis, MG-20 Daglezja G assault bridge on tracked chassis and MS-40 Daglezja S support bridge. The article discusses the most important elements that are decisive for the high degree of versatility of design and that stand out against the background of design offered by Western manufacturers. Engineering solutions devised at OBRUM and applied in all three bridge types are described. The development history of the control panel of HMI (Human Machine Interface) class is presented. Description is given of a dedicated simulator working in a virtual space for training in the manipulation and operation of a bridge. In the summary, the effects of the projects completed at OBRUM and prospects for their further use in industrial manufacture of products for the domestic market and exports are assessed.
PMC - LEGUAN ASSAULT BRIDGE, MAREK Ł. GRABANIA, MICHAŁ GRABIŃSKI
Abstract. The article describes the design of the PMC - LEGUAN assault bridge/tactical bridge on tracked chassis developed by OBRUM and Bumar-Łabędy S.A. for export to Malaysia. Basic technical and performance specifications of the LEGUAN bridge span are listed in a table. The design of the main structural units determining the optimal union of the PT-91M chassis with the LEGUAN bridge spans is discussed. In conclusion, reference is made to the final results of the completed research and production launch tasks.
OBRUM'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT OF RADAR FORCES, LECH BOROWIEC, STANISŁAW TOMASZEWSKI
Abstract. The article presents carriers vehicles designed and manufactured at OBRUM provided with complete equipment for the implementation of mobile and stationary radar equipment. This work was carried out with leading research institutions in Poland: the Industrial Telecommunications Institute (PIT) and the Warsaw Radio Works RAWAR (WZR RAWAR). The most important OBRUM projects covering the development of technical documentation and fabrication of chassis – carriers for radar equipment are described in a synthetic way.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF OBRUM, MAREK GROCHOWSKI
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF OBRUM, MAREK GROCHOWSKI