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Mariusz Błaszczak: more Bayraktars went to the Polish Army

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The tests of the Bayraktar TB2 drones have successfully completed, Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced on Twitter on Friday. The contract for the purchase of drones worth almost USD 270 million was signed in May 2021.

“More Bayraktars have been delivered to the Polish Army. The drone tests have just been successfully completed, which were carried out at the 12th Base of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Mirosławiec. The first set was delivered in October 2022.” – the defense minister wrote on Twitter Mariusz Blaszczak.

The General Staff of the Polish Army informed in February about the first drone control flights Bayraktar TB2. The recording of the training flights was published by the General Command of the Armed Forces.

Poland buys Bayraktars

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The contract worth almost USD 270 million was signed in May 2021 during a visit to Turkey president Andrzej Dudaaccompanied by the Minister of Defense Mariusz Błaszczak.

The contract concerns the supply of four sets (six aircraft each) together with mobile control stations, simulators, a stock of spare parts and laser-guided MAM-L and MAM-C missiles.

Drone Bayraktar TB2PAP

The deliveries, which are due to be completed in 2024, are accompanied by training and logistical support. It is planned to transfer the technologies necessary to service the equipment in Poland.

How does Bayraktar TB2 work?

The Bayraktar TB2 is a Turkish-made unmanned combat-reconnaissance aircraft that first flew in 2014. It is 6.5 meters long, has a wingspan of 12 meters and weighs 650 kg. The drive is a single propeller located at the back of the structure, powered by a 100-horsepower piston engine capable of accelerating the drone to about 220 km/h.

This drone is designed primarily for air reconnaissance, but also for guiding artillery, as well as direct attacking the enemy – each drone can carry up to four laser-guided bombs.

Main photo source: Twitter/mblaszczak

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