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    Minister Reports Air Defence No Longer Reliant on Soviet-Era Systems

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    For the first time Poland’s air defence forces are free of Soviet-era systems, the Polish defence minister wrote on Twitter on Monday, commenting on Poland’s introduction of the US-made Patriot anti-missile system.

    Poland has officially replaced its Soviet-era air defence systems, marking a major milestone in the country’s history. On Monday, the Polish Defence Minister announced the deployment of the US-made Patriot anti-missile system, marking the move on Twitter.

    Poland’s Minister of National Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, recently announced that the country’s air defence has been bolstered by the deployment of Patriot batteries and short-range defence systems, including Mała Narew and Pilica.

    “Training using Patriot, Mała Narew and Pilica systems is underway at Radom airport. Thanks to the purchases we have made in recent years, for the first time air defence training is taking place without any elements of post-Soviet systems,”

    Błaszczak wrote.

    Polish Armed Forces personnel are receiving instruction on how to use three air defence systems in Radom, a city in central Poland, as they prepare to take on the responsibility of operating the equipment.

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