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Polish military and industrialists are ready to implement an ambitious project to create their own impact drone

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Polish military and industrialists are ready to implement an ambitious project to create their own impact drone

Poland is going to buy several dozen attack and reconnaissance UAVs in 2014, writes Defense News on Wednesday. The aircraft for the Polish army will be created by the efforts of the local industry, if it manages to find a development partner in one of the European countries, the newspaper notes.


Warsaw intends to hold a tender for the construction and acquisition of UAVs in quantities from 36 to 48 machines, said Polish Army Colonel Mariusz Yahol. He declined to name the tender budget, but called it “sufficient”. All in all, the Polish Ministry of Defense UAVs have allocated from the 2 to 3 a billion zlotys ($ 650 — 975 million) to the UAV program.

The Colonel’s speech was held at a meeting between top managers of Polish and French high-tech corporations, held in early December in Paris. The event, organized at the Polish Embassy, ​​was attended by representatives of the aerospace company Dassault, electronics manufacturers Sagem and Thales, as well as the military-industrial corporation EADS, which developed the fourth-generation multipurpose fighter Eurofighter Typhoon.

The Polish side was attended by senior army officers and the leadership of a consortium of research institutes and companies, the central of which is called WB Electronics. "The purpose of the meeting was intelligence from both sides," said Adam Bartoshevich, vice-president of this company.

The Polish industry is already independently developing opto-electronic systems, autopilots and communication devices for UAVs, there are native developments of composite materials. Local company Flytronic, which is part of the WB Electronics consortium, has already won a tender for the supply of the FlyEye mini-UAV to the army. Now the Poles are hoping to find a partner to create a full-fledged medium-range long-range drone that can carry weapons.

The main requirement for UAVs put forward by the army is a flight radius of at least 200 km. Its tasks will include the protection of the country's territory and the monitoring of its borders. While the main contender for the development of shock drone remains WB Electronics.

Poland’s creation of its own drone is in line with the current strategy of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO), which focuses on intelligence and observation, said Colonel Yahol. "We are planning to establish cooperation with representatives of the European industry," - said the military.

The Poles had experience in the import of drones, which could have prompted them to work on their own projects, Denis Fedutinov, an expert on unmanned systems, told Russian Planet.

“The supplier was chosen by the Israeli company Aeronautics - they had low prices, but a dubious reputation, which eventually came true - the contract was broken. However, on the other hand, perhaps this circumstance has pushed its own development. Now Polish companies are creating UAVs from mini to tactical class. By the way, some Polish developments in the field of UAV systems could be seen at the Russian exhibition Interpolitech at the end of October of this year, ”Fedutinov explains.

The mentioned case with Israeli Aeronautics is certainly a vivid example of negative cooperation, but there were also positive examples, the expert notes.

“By the way, our former partners in the social camp equip their armies with drones mainly due to purchases abroad, primarily in the USA and Israel. Mostly, these are UAVs of the mini- and tactical classes. They were used in particular during the Iraqi and Afghan campaigns, "adds Fedutinov.

Poland is actively engaged in the modernization of its armed forces. According to the constitutional amendment of 2001, 1,95% of GDP is allocated annually for defense (for comparison, in Germany this figure is 1,4% of GDP, in Italy 1,7%, in Russia 2,3%). The last major acquisition of the Polish armed forces was the German Tanks Leopard. A deal was concluded with Germany to supply 118 of these military vehicles in 2014 and 2015. The transaction amount is estimated at € 180 million.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 13 December 2013 10: 41 New
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    No wonder, and if they manage to connect Ukraine to this, then everything will turn out faster and better. So that Euromaidan is now understood in a slightly different light ...
    1. makarov
      makarov 13 December 2013 10: 54 New
      +2
      And what actually prevents Russian enterprises from concluding direct contracts with Ukrainian manufacturers ???
      P.S. just do not say that the Maidan ..
      1. svp67
        svp67 13 December 2013 11: 55 New
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        Quote: makarov
        And what actually prevents Russian enterprises from concluding direct contracts with Ukrainian manufacturers ???
        P.S. just do not say that the Maidan ..

        I will say this "and that" is done, "and the other" - interferes and interferes ...
      2. AVV
        AVV 13 December 2013 12: 31 New
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        Only after joining the vehicle !!!
      3. complete zero
        complete zero 13 December 2013 14: 19 New
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        Yes, hell ... he knows what’s interfering ... politics, apparently, it’s clear to everyone that since the times of the USSR, in Ukraine there was a serious base (scientific and production) for aircraft building and rocket science, God forbid that it would move from a dead point
      4. user
        user 13 December 2013 14: 46 New
        +2
        makarov UA Today, 10:54 ↑

        And what actually prevents Russian enterprises from concluding direct contracts with Ukrainian manufacturers ???
        P.S. just do not say that the Maidan ..

        Yes, everything is very simple, it is one thing to finance production in a country located in a friendly alliance, and production of a country located in a union of our direct competitors is another thing (I didn’t want to add a probable opponent).
        Politics is nothing personal.
        1. KCC
          KCC 13 December 2013 16: 15 New
          +2
          Plus, the question arises where will these developments go further in the EU? And we should be able to invest money. Well, the great aviation power of Poland will probably independently develop a wonderful car, maybe it’s better for them to buy used drones like tanks.
        2. KCC
          KCC 13 December 2013 16: 15 New
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          Plus, the question arises where will these developments go further in the EU? And we should be able to invest money. Well, the great aviation power of Poland will probably independently develop a wonderful car, maybe it’s better for them to buy used drones like tanks.
        3. Lesnik
          Lesnik 13 December 2013 23: 36 New
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          And the French with the Mistals or Italians contain? What is it like? probably probable allies? - Also, probably the closest relatives are all much closer than the Ukrainians? Speak politics and nothing personal? And How? Arranges?
      5. APASUS
        APASUS 13 December 2013 22: 12 New
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        Quote: makarov
        And what actually prevents Russian enterprises from concluding direct contracts with Ukrainian manufacturers ??? P.S. just do not say that the Maidan ..

        Two oligarchs from different countries can’t make out who should bow first when they meet, that’s all butted!
    2. AVV
      AVV 13 December 2013 12: 29 New
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      Ukrainian wheat beets and corn to Zhekam will undermine all agriculture !!! And they also have to worry about shock agriculture drones !!!
    3. user
      user 13 December 2013 14: 50 New
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      Yes, the EU will never be allowed to finance Poland's aviation industry in Ukraine, these are direct competitors.
  2. askort154
    askort154 13 December 2013 10: 48 New
    +4
    In fact, the Poles have rich experience in the aircraft industry! For a long time, in series, they produced the An-2 aircraft, under a Soviet license!
    1. evgenm55
      evgenm55 13 December 2013 11: 36 New
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      I have ever seen aircraft designers - for sure, I really don’t remember: Polish or Czech. All the same experience and training. If you hang an engine on a model - why not a UAV?
  3. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 13 December 2013 10: 49 New
    +2
    Psheks are preparing to control Ukraine .. so that they do not run away from hunger to Russia (after integration with the EU .. God forbid) .. bully
  4. Trailer
    Trailer 13 December 2013 10: 58 New
    11
    Just do not fly over Smolensk!
    1. sergey72
      sergey72 13 December 2013 11: 05 New
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      Quote: Karavan
      Just do not fly over Smolensk!

      laughing drinks
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  5. MolGro
    MolGro 13 December 2013 11: 20 New
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    The Israeli company Aeronautics was chosen as the supplier - they had low prices.
    Hmm)) and Th not Chinese they are cheaper))
    And I already thought in Poland the factories grew in micro electronics, aircraft engines and polymers))
    And here it is in reality))
  6. Evgeny_Lev
    Evgeny_Lev 13 December 2013 11: 33 New
    +3
    I laughed alone with this phrase?

    "The aircraft for the Polish army will be created by the efforts of the local industry, if it manages to find a development partner in one of the European countries," the newspaper notes.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 13 December 2013 13: 03 New
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      Quote: Evgeny_Lev
      I laughed alone with this phrase?

      Already not alone drinks
    2. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 13 December 2013 13: 16 New
      +1
      Quote: Evgeny_Lev
      I laughed alone with this phrase?

      "The aircraft for the Polish army will be created by the efforts of the local industry, if it manages to find a development partner in one of the European countries," the newspaper notes.


      Here - what is not a partner? wassat

  7. ZU-23
    ZU-23 13 December 2013 11: 35 New
    +2
    I look at these Europush countries, are busy with armaments, why not the Poles do something useful, because NATO protects them. It’s straight that some kind of fashion has gone to these drones, they will die of hunger, they will remain without work, but they will stick drones and dirt the dirt with shale deposits and blame Russia, stupid people are shorter.
  8. mountain
    mountain 13 December 2013 11: 41 New
    +1
    Quote: MIKHAN
    Psheks are preparing to control Ukraine .. so that they do not run away from hunger to Russia (after integration with the EU .. God forbid) .. bully

    And in place of strategic missiles, fat will be dumped.
  9. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 13 December 2013 12: 50 New
    +2
    Quote: mountain
    Quote: MIKHAN
    Psheks are preparing to control Ukraine .. so that they do not run away from hunger to Russia (after integration with the EU .. God forbid) .. bully

    And in place of strategic missiles, fat will be dumped.

    Fat is unlikely .. (on the Maidan, the US ambassador feeds them there with buns and cookies .. they already save ...))) bully
    1. askort154
      askort154 13 December 2013 14: 38 New
      0
      MIKHAN .... Fat is unlikely .. (on the Maidan, the US ambassador feeds them there with buns and cookies .. they already save ...

      Accustom to European food - first cookies, then a whip.
      Dumb Americans, instead of a vodka with fat, they are frozen peasants, pop cookies,
      like crumbs for a flock of pigeons.
    2. mountain
      mountain 13 December 2013 15: 03 New
      0
      Hello! And one on the site wrote that at the exit from the Maidan, they give them a sausage stick. In how.
  10. Averias
    Averias 13 December 2013 13: 44 New
    0
    And here is a hoku on this subject:

    Poles tied the propeller to the nag.
    Shlyahtichi in paranoid ecstasy
    So here you are, a Polish strike UAV
    But nag does not fly.laughing
  11. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 13 December 2013 14: 45 New
    0
    It’s not known why drones need drones, but there is one certainty: they make UAVs for dirty tricks to their eastern neighbors. Otherwise, the Pole can’t live on am wassat laughing .
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  13. rolik2
    rolik2 13 December 2013 17: 30 New
    +1
    Quote: user
    Yes, everything is very simple, it’s one thing to finance production in a country located in a friendly alliance, and another thing is production in a country located in a union of our direct competitors

    That is, financing the French members of NATO is such a marketing move, and pride does not allow creating a joint venture with Ukraine.
    Can you name at least one fact of non-fulfillment of the contract by Ukraine for the supply of various products to Russia?
    1. Vital 33
      Vital 33 14 December 2013 11: 52 New
      0
      The funny thing (for me) is that no one answers these questions laughingAll together they hayat Ukraine, and shout that "we will not finance something there ...", and when the question is about the financing of NATO countries, everyone pretends that they have fallen asleep ...
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  14. crambol
    crambol 13 December 2013 20: 41 New
    +1
    Quote: askort154
    In fact, the Poles have rich experience in the aircraft industry! For a long time, in series, they produced the An-2 aircraft, under a Soviet license!

    In the distant fifties I had a chance to fly on the Polish glider "Yaskolka" (swallow). It was a great car! And how many world records have been set on it!
    Pictured is PZL SZD 8 Jaskolka.
  15. Stinger
    Stinger 13 December 2013 21: 50 New
    0
    It is high time. And you can’t find where in the Kaliningrad region gas is cheaper. Poles without drones that help without printing.
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 13 December 2013 22: 14 New
    0
    And in your free time with the help of UAV Poland will be the cows graze! laughing
  17. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 13 December 2013 23: 12 New
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    General trend. The whole world is engaged in robotics.
    According to the National Security Research Institute (INSS), in 20 years from 70% to 80% of the tasks in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) - reconnaissance, combat, command, analytical, logistic and others - will be carried out by robots. They will act on land, in air and sea.
    The study is intended to guide the government and military leadership on investment and preparations for a "new era." The use of robotics in armies is no longer new, and the IDF is at the forefront of technological progress in this regard. In addition to unmanned aircraft, the Israeli army is armed with self-driving cars and ships, but the latter are not as advanced as aircraft, and therefore their capabilities are extremely limited. However, in 20 years a significant breakthrough will occur in this area, analysts of the Institute believe. And then the machines, ships and planes controlled by robots will be able to effectively carry out all sorts of tasks, protecting a person from risk to life, writes "Globs".