The Wojskowe Zakłady Uzbrojenia S.A. undertook to achieve a qualitative change in the air defense missile sets by implementing the advanced SPARROW RIM-162 ESSM missile, developed as a result of international cooperation by upgrading the SPARROW RIM-7 missile. The members of the international consortium established to develop the missile are Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the USA.
The mine effectively fights helicopters that come within a range of up to 150 m at a speed up to 300 km/h. The mine is remotely armed and disarmed, therefore, it may be used many times. It can be partially buried which facilities camouflage and significantly reduces the dispersion area. A smart targeting and command centre detects the target and decides on firing the projectiles. It is equipped only with passive sensors; thus, it is undetectable from the helicopter. The helicopter destroying elements are two explosively formed projectiles (EFP).