Polish Briefing 29 March, 2018 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: Poland has signed a contract for the of Patriot missiles

What goes on in Poland on the 29th of March.

Tchórzewski: We are waiting for the verdict in the spy case

Energy minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski said that Marek W., suspected by the Internal Security Agency for spying for Russia, is still employed in the Ministry.

– We must wait for the court’s decision about half a year. Then it will turn out whether the arrester actually spied – the minister said.

Tchórzewski said that the area of ​​energy could be interesting for foreign intelligence, but the Ministry of Energy is vigilant in the spirit of responsibility for the state. However, he did not want to disclose what kind of information he wanted to gain access to. He only said that the Ministry of Energy would increase the security of classified information, important for the whole country.

Poland has signed a contract for the of Patriot missiles

Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister of National Defense, signed a contract for anti-aircraft and missile medium-range missile systems of the WISŁA – 1 Phase.

The “WISŁA” system will be one of the main components of the country’s Air Defense system. Its basic task will be combating tactical short-range ballistic missiles (including maneuvering), self-propelled rockets and piloted air strikes in the entire range of speed and flight altitude used by tactical aviation as well as combatting unmanned aerial vehicles.

The IBCS / PATRIOT system, delivered to Poland as part of the WISŁA program, will make the country very resistant to air attacks. The system will monitor the airspace 24 hours a day, it will recognize the threat itself, eg a rocket or enemy plane, and it will be able to neutralize it within a dozen or so seconds.

The system will allow the Polish Armed Forces to achieve operational capability to provide cover for important facilities, administrative and economic centers, troops in the areas of operational development and during the combined defense operation, in a national and allied system.