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    Błaszczak: “I approved a contract for the supply of two Earth observation satellites with a ground station in Poland.”

    Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak and Defence Minister Sébastien Lecornu approved a contract to buy two Earth observation satellites from France. The satellites will increase the capabilities of the Polish Army in acquiring data based on observation of the Polish-French constellation.


    A contract between the French, European company Airbus and the Polish Armaments Agency (AU) was signed on December 27.

    “Signing this agreement will significantly contribute to increasing the capabilities of the Polish Army in the field of reconnaissance of the situation on the battlefield. The current situation shows how important it is for each country to be independent and autonomous in its assessment of the situation. Therefore, it is extremely important not only from the point of view of autonomy but also security. Space is becoming increasingly militarized and has an increasing impact on warfare and how things are interpreted. That’s why I assure you that we will deliver the service and equipment in excellent quality.”,

    said Defence Minister Sébastien Lecornu.

    Thanks to the EO satellites, the ability of the Polish army to obtain reconnaissance data with an accuracy of 30cm will be boosted. Poland’s new satellites will allow for imaging a much larger area of ​​the Earth than it is possible for one country.

    “Together with Minister Lecornu, we have just approved a contract between the French, European company Airbus and the Polish Armaments Agency (AU), for the supply of two reconnaissance satellites for the Polish Army.”,

    said Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak.

    The value of the contract is approx. EUR 575 million net. The Earth observation satellites for Poland will be built and launched into orbit by 2027. Next year, the Polish army will receive access to data from the Pléiades Neo optical constellation.

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