Go to section

Eurosatory 2024: International debut of the Jack-S anti-tank missile from Mesko

At the Eurosatory 2024 trade fair held in Paris from June 17-21, Mesko, a company within the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), showcased the lightweight Jack-S anti-tank missile system.

At the Eurosatory 2024 trade fair, held from June 17-21 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Mesko, a company from Skarżysko-Kamienna within the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), showcased the lightweight Jack-S anti-tank missile system. This system is an advancement of the Pirat anti-tank missile, developed in response to requirements of international customers.

It is worth noting that in Paris, the system was showcased in desert camouflage, while in March in Poland, it was presented in forest camouflage / Photo: Jakub Link-Lenczowski, MILMAG.

The Polish premiere of the system took place in March this year. The system is designed to engage stationary and moving targets (with a maximum speed of up to 50 km/h regardless of the direction of movement), including low-flying (hovering) targets at distances from 200 to 2600 meters.

The system weighs 15.5 kg (with the launch canister), and the penetration capability of the High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead is equivalent to 500 mm of rolled homogeneous armor (RHA). The container housing the 107 mm caliber missile is 1215 mm long. The system can operate in temperatures ranging from -35°C to +50°C.

The manufacturer has not ruled out the possibility of integrating the system onto vehicles such as armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, light reconnaissance vehicles, boats, or autonomous vehicles (robots). A distinctive feature of the Jack-S is its optical sighting system with automatic tracking and guidance to a target illuminated by a laser beam.

Compared to the Pirat, the new system implements a different method to initiate the fuze. As reported to the editors of MILMAG Military Magazine, this solution requires field tests and firing trials to confirm the correctness of the design assumptions in this area as well as the safety of the system’s use. After positive verification of these changes, the final configuration of the Jack-S will be tested, followed by extensive factory trials to confirm the assumptions of the new design.


Nobody has commented on this article yet.

Leave a Reply