|The background of Institute|
Military Institute of Armament Technology follows the tradition, experience
and activities of former institutions
wchich existed in Zielonka testing
range since 1926.
The background of Military Institute of Armament Technology dates to 25 March 1926 when an Institute for Artillery Researches was formally founded by the Ministry of Military Affairs in the Republic of Poland.
All the time until the start of the II War the Institute had been a centre of analysis, studies and research works on armament and had been dealing mainly with weapon systems and ammunition testing and the upgrading of equipment left by the First War Allied and Occupant Armies. Before the II War more than 200 types of weapon systems and ammunition were adapted, deployed and upgraded and more than 100 new solutions were developed. Many of them were the real edge of technology at that time and following items may be used as an example: 7.9 mm model 35 “UR” antitank carbine round penetrated 22 mm steel armour and 7.9 mm self-loading carbine was one of the first designs in the world of such category. There were also efforts undertaken to investigate possibilities for application of rocket missiles in the field artillery.
Activity of Institute after the II War was determined by factors which hindered the exploitation of its capacities but even then the Institute supported the Armed Forces and the Defence Industry through its scientific and research - development works. And as new types of weaponry entered into the service the organisational structure of Institute was also tailored to these changes and some new types of specialisation appeared. Many challenging tasks were undertaken and in the result a dedicated team of researchers was created. Thanks to the reasonable and consequent scientific career program many groups of high qualified experts had been working at well equipped installations, labs and testing set - ups.
Here are some examples of developments entered into service at that time:
In the nineties a lot of structural changes were carried out in Institute to adapt it better into more competitive market environment existing in the scope of its activity. New development perspectives were created after getting access to modern technologies and instruments and this was boosted also by these structural changes and upgrading of some testing installations.
Here are some examples of developments made at that time:
Integration of the Polish Armed Forces with NATO military structures has been bringing some
new challenges and Institute copes with them successfully. Weapon certification and test
quality assurance systems were implemented according to European standards.
Five testing labs received the accreditation from the Polish Accreditation
Centre and Institute is authorised to issue certifications for more than 150 items.