The Ministry of National Defense has announced that in 2022 contracts will be concluded for the purchase of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the Gryf, Orlik and Gladius programs. These programs are already delayed, hence the comments that the Ministry of Defense did not have much love for this type of weapon. It will be different. In the coming years, the Polish army will become a drone power?
The first armed forces of 24 BSP Bayraktar TB2, which can perform air missions for up to 27 hours – with a maximum speed of about 220 km / h, armed with laser guided MAM missiles, will be delivered in 2022. Their deliveries will end by 2024.
Shortly before the end of 2021, Mariusz Błaszczak, the Minister of National Defense, approved the contract for the supply of NeoX 2 mini-class unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), codenamed Wizjer.
The minister emphasized that the next stage was the procedure for the delivery of the Albatros short range tactical short-range vertical take-off and landing UAV. The preliminary offer submitted by Schiebel Elektronische Geräte GmbH is currently being assessed.