army received the first Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones.
This was announced by the Polish Ministry of Defense on Twitter.
It is known that Poland signed the contract for the supply of Bayraktars back in May 2021.
"We are starting the process of equipping the military units with Bayraktars. We ordered these drones before the Russian aggression in Ukraine (before the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine. - Ed.). Today, we handed over the first units of unmanned systems to the fighters of the 12th UAV base," the Minister of Defense emphasized Mariusz Blaszczak of Poland added, "There is no modern army without drones. The Ukrainians, who used these modern drones to protect against the Russians, proved the high efficiency of the technology."
In his comments to the Polish press, he stated that the servicemen had already completed training courses in Turkey.
Vicepremier @mblaszczak przekazaz dźży zołędzirom 12 Bazy Bezzałogowych Statków Powietrznych pierwsze egzemplarze bezzałogowych systems #Bayraktar TB2.
— Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej (@MON_GOV_PL) October 28, 2022
Nie ma nowoczenego wojska bez dronów — said vice premier @mblaszczak podczas przekazania dronów #Bayraktar soldiers.
The high efficiency of the equipment was demonstrated by those who used modern drones to defend Russia.pic.twitter.com/9FffSKcig5
— TOP TVP INFO (@TOPTVPINFO) October 28, 2022
It will be recalled that the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, emphasized that
his country spends billions on defense
in order "to prevent them from speaking Russian in schools".
As reported, in July, Poland opened a Bayraktar assembly for the Ukrainian army.
Instead, the Turkish company Baykar announced that it
would hand over the Bayraktar, for which the Poles had raised money, to the Ukrainian army for free.
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