A unit of 10 U.S. airmen has arrived at an air base in Poland for what will be the first permanent U.S. military presence in the country. Continue reading
The Polish Air Force today signed a contract with Airbus Military for the acquisition of five C295 transport aircraft to further expand their transport capabilities. Deliveries will start end of this year and continue into 2013. The aircraft will join the existing C295s currently in service, increasing the fleet to 16 aircraft, and will be used to support the Polish Air Force in its national and international operations. Continue reading
The Polish Ministry of National Defense is embarking on the acquisition of a new transport helicopter for the Polish military, at an estimated budget of US$1 billion. This multi-phase helicopter procurement will be divided into several stages, the first will include the acquisition 26 aircraft for the Army, Navy and Air Force through 2017.
The Air Force will also receive three helicopters configured for Combat SAR (CSAR). Continue reading
From January 26 to 28 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Arvydas Pocius was conducting a formal visit in Poland. Continue reading
AgustaWestland’s subsidiary in Poland will supply the Polish air force with four new helicopters and will upgrade 14 other aircraft.
The contracts received by PZL-Swidnik from the Polish Ministry of National Defense are worth more than $114.5 million. Continue reading
The Polish military prosecutor who shot himself in the head on Monday just moments after cutting short a press conference claims he had a US$782,000 contract on his head.
Colonel Mikolaj Przybyl said Tuesday his suicide attempt was an effort to expose what he called “serious corruption” in defence procurement contracts and said there was a contract out to kill him. Continue reading
A Polish military prosecutor has shot himself in the head after cutting short a news conference in his office, officials and media reports say.
Col Mikolaj Przybyl was defending a military investigation into media leaks related to the air crash that killed the Polish president in 2010. Continue reading
Poland’s Ministry of Defense has approved a contract with Kongsberg Defense Systems of Norway for additional Naval Strike Missiles.
The NSM is an anti-ship and land attack weapon using composite materials for stealth characteristics. It has an operational range of more than 114 miles. Continue reading
Poland has scrapped a 1.45 billion zloty ($456 million) tender for training-combat aircraft in which Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) had faced off against Italy’s Alenia Aermacchi in final talks, the defence ministry said on Thursday. Continue reading