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    Poland to supply Estonia with Polish Piorun anti-aircraft missile systems

    Estonia will purchase Polish-made Piorun (English: Thunderbolt) air defence systems which have been battle-tested in the Ukraine war. Man-portable Piorun surface-to-air missiles are designed to target low-flying aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.

    “Today, Deputy Prime Minister Mariusz Błaszczak took part in the signing of an agreement between the Polish and Estonian arms industries for the purchase of anti-aircraft missile sets Piorun in Skarżysko-Kamienna,” the Ministry of National Defence informed on Twitter.

     

     

    Under the deal, Poland will supply Estonia with 300 missiles and 100 launch mechanisms made by Mesko, a Polish defence technology company. Mariusz Błaszczak, the Polish defence minister and his Estonian counterpart Hanno Pevkur signed the agreement today.

     

    Błaszczak said at the signing ceremony in Skarżysko-Kamienna, that the Piorun systems would be delivered to Estonia at the beginning of next year and “it will not be at the expense of supplies for the Polish army.”

     

    In June, the Polish government increased its order for the Piorun systems for the Polish armed forces amid the war in Ukraine.

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