Microdrones for the Polish Army: new UAVs will be useful in reconnaissance

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The Polish army will acquire its own drones micro grade. The competition for the supply of small unmanned aerial vehicles, announced by the Armaments Inspectorate of the Ministry of Defense of Poland, has recently ended.

The subject of the order for the Polish Army is six systems of unmanned aerial vehicles capable of performing surveillance functions in day and night conditions, regardless of weather and climatic conditions, using special equipment. Apparently, the Polish military expects to use similar equipment for reconnaissance purposes.



Each such system should include a remote control station with a transceiver and at least two aircraft. UAVs must have the ability to take off and land vertically and have a take-off mass of not more than 1,6 kg and a length of not more than 70 cm. As you can see, the dimensions are very minimal, which will allow for more efficient observation.

Only two companies participated in the competition. The first is the Air Force Institute of Technology (ITWL), the second is Asseco Poland SA. Each of them presented its systems, offering a 24-month warranty on them. Asseco wanted 4,62 million zlotys for sets, and the Technological Institute - 4,87 million zlotys. At the same time, the budget allocated for the acquisition of UAVs was estimated at 5,24 million zlotys.

It was the limited funds, apparently, that forced the Polish military department to stop at Asseco products. Deliveries must be made before November 30, 2020, unless, of course, the situation with the epidemic slightly shifts these dates. It is still unknown what kind of device the company will supply to the Polish Armed Forces. But last year, Asseco partnered with Dilectro, a distributor drones brand DJI.

The increased attention of the Polish military command to unmanned aerial vehicles is due to two main reasons. First, the Polish Army is rapidly arming itself, hoping to increase its security in the event of a conflict with Russia.

Secondly, Warsaw was inspired by the example of the successful use of unmanned aerial vehicles by Turkey during the fighting in Syrian Idlib. Although the ordered micro-drones are intended for reconnaissance and surveillance, there is no doubt that shock unmanned aerial vehicles will also be acquired by the Polish military in the foreseeable future.

The audience of the Polish media generally approves the decision to purchase drones:

Without our own shock reconnaissance drones with a flight range of at least 200-300 km and significant operational autonomy, there can be no talk of a real increase in the potential of the Polish Army. A few dozen UAVs, like the Turkish Anka-S, would perfectly complement the capabilities of a small Polish aviation,

- writes Marek.

True, many commentators are surprised by the small number of purchased devices:

Six sets ... Are they crazy?

- someone Terytorials is indignant.

Did I read it right? For several years, they discussed the purchase of 12 micro-class drones? Not 12 thousand, but 12 pieces ???? If this is true, then there are no normal human words,

- expresses its point of view Sidematic.
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  1. +3
    April 17 2020
    Microdrones for the Polish Army: new UAVs will be useful in reconnaissance
    UAVs must have the ability to take off and land vertically and have a take-off mass of not more than 1,6 kg and a length of not more than 70 cm. As you can see, the dimensions are very minimal, which will allow for more efficient observation.


    But in these parameters, it does not microdrones.

    Having read the headline, it was something like this:

    1. 0
      April 17 2020
      Quote: Insurgent
      But in these parameters, these are not microdrons at all.

      Exactly.
      Micro is up to 100 grams.
      From one hundred grams to 9 kg it is already "mini"
      If you use American terminology. Namely, the Poles use it with a probability of 99.9
    2. +1
      April 17 2020
      in these parameters, as described, not micro drones, but medium ones. such as Mavic Air, Mavic Pro, microdrones start at 250g or less. that is, with the Mavica mini. Isn’t the smallest reconnaissance drone Black Hornet?
  2. +4
    April 17 2020
    gentry found not immediately
    how to replace horses
    microclass minidrons !!
    and forth on Muscovites !!
    1. -2
      April 17 2020
      Quote: novel xnumx
      and forth on Muscovites !!

      The age-old "thought" of the Panovs, which ended in 1772 during the reign of Catherine the Great. After that Polska, only a limitrophe and a small satellite to the west. But I really want to be "Greater Poland from Mozhe to Mozhe". There is a “country” that thinks of itself “also“ From Xiang to Don. ”Well, a flag in the hands of fools (I'll give you the last piece of cake).
  3. 0
    April 17 2020
    In military affairs, there is no way anywhere without intelligence.
    The scouts will be chirping. That wherever they will begin to crawl and rustle with eight paws. Everything goes to that.
    1. +4
      April 17 2020
      and underground technocrates lol ... ours to you hi
      1. 0
        April 17 2020
        Quote: novel xnumx
        and underground technocrates

        So much for the mole ...

        1. +5
          April 17 2020
          Isn't it Czech?
          1. +1
            April 17 2020
            Quote: novel xnumx
            Isn't it Czech?

            Sorry, wrong, corrected Yes .
            1. +3
              April 17 2020
              I liked "mole and chewing gum!"
          2. 0
            April 17 2020
            ABOUT! Cool cartoon!
            Much "fabulous", cartoonish, becomes a reality!
            1. +3
              April 17 2020
              yes, but in color .. some kind of hallucinogenic
  4. -1
    April 17 2020
    Why arm Poland?
    Hundreds of Leopard tanks, now they want to buy a bunch of Abrams from the USA,
    dozens of HIMARS MLRS, one and a half hundred self-propelled guns Krab, dozens of F16, 3- Patriot batteries, the formation of a new division with wartime staff ....
    What is this for? Or for whom?
    With Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to fight? With Ukraine or Belarus?
    Or sea cast on the Swedes?
    Why is Poland an army that outnumbers the German?
    There are many questions. And the answers?
    It is necessary to strengthen the Kaliningrad region!
  5. 0
    April 17 2020
    The price is too big for a microwave
    But judging by the requirements, it's not micro
    It is not surprising that they worked with dji, the most suitable option, priced at $ 700-1500 initially, to refine in the sense of security of the drone itself and the control panel - and there will be a convenient, protected folding military Mavik for platoon
  6. -1
    April 17 2020
    Quote: "For several years they have been discussing the purchase of 12 micro-class drones? Not 12 thousand, but 12 pieces ???? If this is true, then there are no normal human words," End quote.
    You see, "colleagues", defense and attack are very expensive. The desire to have armed forces to satisfy geopolitical ambitions will have to pay with the standard of living. If you have a democracy, go to the polls and vote with your heart (especially if you have no mind).

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