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    Polish Army increases air defence capabilities. Purchase of more anti-aircraft radars approved

    Poland’s Defence Minister has given the green light to the purchase of an additional batch of Bystra mobile radars for the Polish army from domestic producers. The decision was announced Wednesday by the ministry.

    The contract between the State Armament Agency and the PGZ-Pilica+ Consortium provides for the delivery of 22 transit-capable Bystra radar stations for the Pilica short-range air defence system equipped with British CAMM missiles.

    “I have approved another contract for the acquisition of transit-capable Bystra radar stations for the Polish Army. This is another agreement because the first agreement is already being implemented. This year the first transit-capable radar stations will go to the Polish Army. This agreement is another 22 transit-capable Bystra radar stations. The value of the contract is PLN 1.1 billion (EUR 235 million). The mechanism for the production of the stations is already in place. We have a delivery of the first units this year. We are building the anti-aircraft and anti-missile capabilities of the Polish Army. Such capabilities already exist, of course, but we are strengthening them with further layers,”

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak said at the PGZ-Pilica+ Consortium.

    On Wednesday, the 29th of March, the head of the national defence ministry approved the executive agreement between the State Armament Agency and the PGZ-Pilica+ Consortium. The agreement was concluded following the Ministry’s approval.

    “The Pilica+ system, which will include transit-capable radar stations, is a Polish project. It is a project that will complement the capabilities we already have and are developing,”

    the Deputy Prime Minister said.

    “We are building the anti-aircraft and anti-missile capabilities of the Polish Army, enhancing them with new layers (…) The Pilica+ system, which will include radar stations, is a Polish project,”

    Blaszczak added.

    Deputy Prime Minister Blaszczak stressed that, where possible, orders for the Polish Army are carried out in the domestic arms industry.

    “As a rule, wherever possible we place our orders in the Polish arms industry. I would like to thank the head of PGZ and the employees and staff of PIT-RADWAR for the preparation of production and implementation of the project. I assure you that we will consistently strengthen the Polish Army,”

    the head of the Ministry of Defence said. 

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