PZA Loara

When PZA Loara (Polish Przeciwlotniczy Zestaw Artyleryjski = antiaircraft cannons System), is a fully autonomous, all-weather combat-capable FlaK Panzer ( FlakPz ) Polish production.


The anti-aircraft cannon tank was developed in the late 1990s in Poland and is largely based on the chassis of the PT -91 Twardy. Originally, the PZA Loara was planned as a supplement for the anti-aircraft missile tank PZR Loara, but the PZR Loara project was discontinued. It uses the proven Oerlikon 35 mm machine gun. The Polish army used two specimens for testing purposes. The plan is to create a further 48 vehicles.


The Flugabwehrpanzer is equipped with two radar systems. The target elucidation of the PZA Loara on the turret rear has a powerful fold-down 3D search radar with a range of 26 kilometers. It can simultaneously track and identify 64 targets. The search radar can be operated even while driving the tank (English Search on the Move ), the data every second to be updated. Is the tracking radar on the turret front. In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a laser range finder, TV and FLIR cameras. This equipment enables the PZA Loara to operate in areas that are offset by strong electronic interference. The reaction time of the system is less than ten seconds. Effectively, the PZA Loara low-flying, fight about 500 m / s speed air targets up to a height of 5000 meters. In addition, the vehicle can fight lightly armored ground targets.

Similar systems

  • Panzir -S1 (Russia)
  • Tunguska M -1 ( Russia)
  • Cheetah ( Germany )
  • ZSU 23-4 Shilka - (Russia)
  • Type 87 (Japan)
  • K -30 ( South Korea)
  • Marksman (United Kingdom)