The Polish Minister of Defence emphasized that “detailed” negotiations are already underway in this matter. “I hope that they will succeed in short time,” the Polish Minister wrote on social media.
DPM @mblaszczak: I wish to say for the first time publicly that we are advanced in talks to obtain🇸🇪early warning aircraft. We are conducting detailed negotiations. I hope they will succeed in short time. This way we strengthen resilience of🇵🇱, but also of #NATO‘s eastern flank. pic.twitter.com/9MPIAg9glB
— Poland MOD 🇵🇱 (@Poland_MOD) May 22, 2023
Currently, no details are known about the purchase. Among the possible solutions is the acquisition of new Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft from Sweden, specifically the GlobalEye with the Erieye Extended Range radar.
Another possible option is the purchase of two used S100D Argus ASC 890 aircraft from Sweden’s Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force), equipped with an older version of the Erieye radar. The Swedes are already waiting for their successor. In 2022, two GlobalEye aircraft were ordered to replace them.