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Poland will purchase airspace intelligence systems for border security from the United States

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May23,2024

Poland will purchase air space intelligence systems for border security from the US

Poland's Minister of Defense Władysław Kosiniak-Kamys reported that the country signed an agreement with the US on the supply of an air space intelligence system to monitor the northern eastern borders of Poland worth 960 million dollars.

“Poland will be the second country in the world to use this system. The agreement defines our security, it is another act of cooperation between Poland and the USA”, — he said.

According to the contract, Poland will receive four aerostats, or moored balloons, to be deployed at posts along Poland's eastern and northeastern borders.

The contract also provides appropriate material and technical and program support. The system will be delivered and fully operational by 2027, Kosiniak-Kamish added.

According to the head of the Polish Armaments Agency, General Artur Kuptel, radars suspended on tethered balloons will monitor the sky to Ukraine , Belarus and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad from the airspace of Poland.

They are capable of detecting a wide range of objects, such as missiles, aircraft, drones and surface ships at a distance of more than 300 km.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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