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In Poland, they told how decommissioned defective army parachutes were delivered from the USA

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Scandalous proceedings continue in Poland storiesthat happened with a former soldier of the Polish army, who at one time participated in operations in Iraq and Yugoslavia, as well as with his friend - an employee of the Polish police. It's about a man named Ireneus Michalik - a fairly well-known person in Poland.


This man got into a scandal due to the fact that his participation (together with a police officer) in frauds with parachutes of the American army was revealed. This is written by the Polish portal Onet.

In the Polish media it is reported that Mikhalik, who resigned several years ago, organized a family business, which consists of tailoring backpacks, uniforms, bags and other accessories for the police and members of hunting clubs. Also, the family of a retired Polish soldier owns a private shooting range, frequent visitors of which are people who are directly related to law enforcement agencies. Policeman Przemyslaw Nokon, who visited the shooting range, suggested "expanding" the business - selling decommissioned American parachutes to various Polish flying clubs.

The story began to unwind several years ago, when in Poland a plane crashed with 12 paratroopers on board. Despite the fact that the paratroopers had equipment, only one of them survived as a result of the crash.


During the investigation of that catastrophe, it was found that parachutes could have defects, and numerous.

The story itself: a Polish police officer Przemyslaw Nokon conspired with the aforementioned Mikhalik in order to search for a man in the American commandos (which Mikhalik had previously served with) to sell decommissioned American parachutes to Poland. Mikhalik promised to help, and Nokon promised to take over all the questions on the import of parachutes previously operated in the US airborne units.

The problem was that even after the parachutes were written off in the US Army, they could not be taken abroad. But there was one technical loophole: it is impossible if they are intact and in the category of “military property”, and if they are defective, then there are options. Parachutes should at least be deprived of paraphernalia and other “military component”. Not only that, if parachutes are listed as military, then the import duty to the EU on them is over 30%.

In other words, Polish "entrepreneurs" needed a man who in the USA would "turn" military parachutes into civilian ones and submit them for sale. And such a man was found. It turned out to be a representative of the US National Guard, who was involved in the decommissioning of military property in Alaska. Parachutes were transferred to the category of "civilian" with the mark "for subsequent use when shooting films." But a new problem arose - with the transportation of goods in Poland in large quantities. It is unlikely that US customs would believe that Poland was going to shoot some kind of large-scale movie, where hundreds of American decommissioned parachutes with defects were needed.

Further, the story developed as follows: from Germany to Poland, a contingent of American troops is being transferred, among which there is an ethnic Pole. He is invited privately to shoot at the Mikhalik shooting range. An acquaintance is made, during which an American soldier is told about a "small problem for doing business." He promises to help, but demands that his spouse be introduced to the business. The Poles agreed.

Subsequently, it became clear that the American soldier of Polish descent, after retiring, himself planned to stay in Poland and engage in a profitable business for the delivery of decommissioned property of the US Army.

As a result, the scheme has acquired a complex form. In the US state of California, a "laying company" was created, which acquired decommissioned parachutes with defects, as it were, for the needs of Hollywood. This turned out to be necessary to avert suspicion from the mentioned person in Alaska. Next, parachutes went from California to German Stuttgart - to the very base to the state of which an American soldier was assigned, who agreed to a scam. Already from there parachutes were delivered to Poland.

As a result, defective parachutes, each of which was imported into Poland at a price of approximately 120 dollars, were sold in this country at 3,5-3,8 thousand dollars after the “repair”. Repair was carried out in the workshop of Mikhalik. It turns out that inserts from another fabric were sewn into the domes, they tried to "assemble" one of several parachutes, allowed the removal of parts of the emergency parachute system. The work was carried out by girls who had no idea about the real structure of the American army parachute systems. Nokon begins supplying such parachutes to flying clubs. And Mikhalik, allegedly, claims that no one will jump with such parachutes, they will be exclusively as props.

As a result, the investigation into the disasters with the death of paratroopers and the machinations of “entrepreneurs” is still ongoing in Poland. It is also known that an American soldier of Polish descent resigned in May, and his wife is no longer listed in the management system of the very business in question.
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  1. Terenin
    Terenin 27 November 2019 18: 15 New
    +8
    In Poland, they told how decommissioned defective army parachutes were delivered from the USA

    Who hears you? You silently prepare a memorial in Poland - "Heavenly Hundred - 2". Some maydanutym - cookies, others - parachutes, and the result is the same.
    1. Honest Citizen
      Honest Citizen 27 November 2019 18: 19 New
      +4
      Poland itself must be saved, from such clever people ...
      Although in the light of their rhetoric - the entire political elite is back on the plane, put on parachutes and drop, to a satisfactory result.
      1. ltc35
        ltc35 27 November 2019 18: 27 New
        0
        There are enough such clever people everywhere. Only now, with the staff, they pierced and took a seamstress-minder to repair the parachutes.
      2. Leeds
        Leeds 27 November 2019 21: 31 New
        -1
        She will go to rags, to wash the equipment of them (parachutes) of the previous owners.
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 27 November 2019 22: 39 New
        +5
        Quote: Honest Citizen
        Poland itself must be saved, from such clever people ...

        Save Poland? Is it necessary? No, we need to give her the opportunity to reach the point where she will have no one to blame except herself. Itself, itself ....
  2. knn54
    knn54 27 November 2019 18: 43 New
    +3
    I will not be surprised if a "Russian trace" is found in this case.
  3. faterdom
    faterdom 27 November 2019 18: 53 New
    +6
    Here are fellow Americans. Even shabby cowards will be sold to "allies", and even under the guise of a great benefit.
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 27 November 2019 20: 02 New
      -3
      To trade and ours would not hurt to learn from sworn friends .....)
  4. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 27 November 2019 18: 58 New
    +1
    That's right - more shtatovskih shtatovskogo shit to Przekia!
    Less Russophobia will be ...
  5. K-50
    K-50 27 November 2019 19: 14 New
    +1
    In Poland, they told how decommissioned defective army parachutes were delivered from the USA

    So pin dos nicknames do not feel sorry for an ally. request
    And they will defend Poland to the last Pole. yes fellow lol
  6. Uncle Izya
    Uncle Izya 27 November 2019 19: 25 New
    +1
    Yes, for those god we are worthless
  7. Masha
    Masha 27 November 2019 19: 27 New
    +4
    In the US state of California, a "laying company" was created, which acquired decommissioned parachutes with defects, as it were, for the needs of Hollywood. This turned out to be necessary to avert suspicion from the mentioned person in Alaska. Next, parachutes went from California to German Stuttgart - to the very base to the state of which an American soldier was assigned, who agreed to a scam. Already from there parachutes were delivered to Poland.

    cycle of dough in nature .... wassat
  8. Alien From
    Alien From 27 November 2019 20: 00 New
    0
    Pans thought their mattresses were partners, but no, it turned out that the pans were consumable biomaterial. Brzezinski mattresses in hell are bonfire now))
  9. Piramidon
    Piramidon 27 November 2019 21: 17 New
    +1
    - Pull this ring and the parachute will open
    - And if it doesn’t open?
    - Pull it, the spare will open.
    - And if the spare is not revealed?
    - Well, then you go to the warehouse and change both.
  10. Ax Matt
    Ax Matt 27 November 2019 21: 35 New
    +1
    Trump: "We have the most excellent parachutes! The best in the world! Our greatest friends, the Poles, will fly them to the ground the fastest! And this is the best news for today!"
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 27 November 2019 22: 14 New
      +1
      Quote: Ax Matt
      "We have the most excellent parachutes! The best in the world! Our greatest friends - the Poles will fly them to the ground the fastest! And this is the best news for today!"

      Well, maybe Trump is right, because he is talking about parachutes with a valid period, and not about parachutes decommissioned and sent for scrap. Who is to blame that the Poles rushed to "freebie".
      1. Ax Matt
        Ax Matt 28 November 2019 01: 30 New
        0
        If I didn’t know the “topic”, I wouldn’t write ... In Israel, a friend from the Special Forces “Desert Fox” told how he “accepted” regularly cargoes from the States. In containers ... M-16 rifles. Decommissioned at home. The condition is a decayed corpse. But for Israel it will do. Yes, even at $ 4 / pc.! On the street, the patrols are like that. It looks formidable, but you can't shoot from IT. He and his comrades, going on a mission "across the river", leaves "Galila" and "M-4" in the barracks. Take the AK-74M with a body kit. Life is dearer than ostentatious patriotism ...
      2. Ax Matt
        Ax Matt 28 November 2019 01: 37 New
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        A familiar sergeant major from the Foreign Legion, a Corsican airborne regiment (himself, by the way, is a Frenchman!), Told what a frankly shitty technique they have for landing "on the back" precisely because of the design of the parachutes. There are many injuries because of this. When I was in the Pskov 76th airborne assault, I shook my head in surprise when I looked at our "Crossbows". And he swore in French ...