The tender, concerning the “repairs and modifications of the TOPAZ automated fire control suite used by the 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer Squadron”, has been announced on 23rd August 2017, with the results officially published on 2nd October 2017, as a result of an agreement being signed with the WB Group. The agreement value has been defined as PLN 1,538,683.20 net // PLN 1,947,930.34 gross.
The results of the aforesaid tender shall not be surprising, since its requirements have included a provision as follows: The contractor shall remain in possession of certificates that would authorize him to dismantle and set up the TOPAZ ZZKO and FONET systems”.
WB Group is the creator and manufacturer of the ZZKO TOPAZ system that facilitates command and fire control procedures, also allowing the user to make use of the data provided e.g. by the FlyEye UAVs, in real time. Topaz solution is being utilized by the Polish Armed Forces both in case of the modernized artillery systems: 2S1 Gvozdika, WR-40 Langusta; and, lately, in case of the newly introduced 155 mm Krab self-propelled howitzers and 120 mm Rak self-propelled mortars, with the latter systems being based on the Rosomak APC.