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Poland takes delivery of third batch of Bayraktar TB2 drones

By Defence Industry Europe

On October 6, the Polish Armament Agency announced that the Polish Air Force had received the third batch of Bayraktar TB2 drones from the Turkish defence and aerospace company Baykar Technologies. This delivery includes one system consisting of six Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles, along with three ground control stations equipped with gimbals and reconnaissance sensors.

 

The additional equipment for the Bayraktar TB2 drones in this batch arrived in Poland in September. Subsequently, they successfully underwent acceptance tests conducted by the Polish Air Force, as stated by the Polish Armament Agency.

In May 2021, the Polish Ministry of National Defence signed a contract with the Turkish drone manufacturer to procure a total of four Bayraktar TB2 systems, each comprising six UAVs and three ground control stations. This contract also includes SAR radars, simulators, a spare parts package, and training services. The agreement is set to conclude in 2024. The initial set of Bayraktar TB2 drones was delivered to Poland in Autumn 2022, followed by the second batch in Spring 2023.

 

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Within the framework of this agreement, Poland has also acquired an unspecified number of MAM-L and MAM-C guided weapon systems to arm the Bayraktar TB2 drones.

As stated by the Polish Armament Agency, the Polish Air Force intends to utilize the Bayraktar TB2 UAVs for intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance (ISR) missions, as well as for combat missions.

 

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