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Unmanned Vehicles

UAV deal breaks new ground for Poland and Turkey

27th May 2021 - 17:04 GMT | by Grzegorz Sobczak

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Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak inspects a Bayraktar TB2 during a visit to Incirlik airbase on 25 May. (Photo: Leszek Chemperek/Polish MoD)

The decision by Poland to buy 24 Bayraktar TB2 UAVs is significant for multiple reasons.

On 24 May, the Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak signed a contract to buy 24 Bayraktar TB2 UAVs for ISR and combat missions.

However, the deal — signed during a visit to Turkey by Polish President Andrzej Duda — caused some bemusement in the Polish defence industry.

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