Alerts Cybersecurity SECURITY 23 May, 2024 7:30 am   
COMMENTS: Marcin Karwowski

The East Shield will use state-of-the-art technology

kosiniak1 Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz. Source: Wikipedia

Deputy Prime Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz said that the East Shield Project involves not only the use of fortifications such as reinforced concrete anti-tank dams, but also modern technologies such as drones and anti-drone systems.

Minister of National Defence Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz. Source:

During a meeting in the Sejm, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, Minister of National Defence and Deputy Prime Minister, commented on the state of Poland’s security. He touched upon the East Shield Project, which concerns the fortification of the eastern border of the country.

“The East Shield is the code name for deterrence and defense. It includes fortification activities on the eastern flank of our country, and thus the eastern flank of NATO. The goal is to amass fortification equipment of different kind, prepare the local government units to be able to prepare this equipment. Most importantly, this is about new technologies that will be used for fortifications. It won’t just be anti-tank road blocks or palisades. It will not only be a collection of equipment for use at the right time and place. The East Shield Project includes surveillance, full monitoring, reconnaissance and anti-drone measures. All the state – of-the-art systems will be located along the 400 kilometers of the Polish border, especially with Belarus and Russia,” said Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz.

The Deputy Prime Minister also stressed the role of drones and anti-missile systems in the East Shield Project. He also noted that Poland intends to learn from the conflict in Ukraine and prepare a defense that meets the current challenges. Poland plans to allocate a minimum of PLN 10 billion for this purpose, and will seek EU funding to cover part of the cost.

Marcin Karwowski