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    Poland to patrol eastern border with MQ-9A drones

    The Polish Defence Minister has announced that the country has taken out a lease on MQ-9A Reaper drones from the United States, to monitor its eastern border.

    “Poland has received MQ-9A Reaper MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) class drones that have been leased from the US under an urgent operational need; they will serve in the Air Force by conducting surveillance of our eastern border, among other areas,” Mariusz Błaszczak tweeted on Sunday.

    The impressive Reaper boasts a wingspan of over 20 metres and can remain airborne for a full day, monitoring and gathering data. Furthermore, it can be fitted with a payload, including weapons.