The first sets of Bayraktar drones were delivered to the Mirosławiec Base
Oct. 28, 2022, 10 a.m.
On October 28, at the 12th Unmanned Aircraft Base, the head of the Ministry of National Defense participated in the handing over of the first Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial systems to the equipment of the Polish Armed Forces.
- Today, we are recreating units of the Polish Armed Forces. We are strengthening Polish defense capabilities. The first Bayraktar sets are already in the 12 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Base. The soldiers who completed the course in Turkey are trained and ready to operate them. They are motivated to guard the security of the Republic of Poland. It is important that, thanks to that equipment, our defense capabilities increase. In addition to the UAVs, we have also ordered radars and control stations. Moreover, we are prepared to service these machines
- said Deputy Prime Minister M. Błaszczak.
The contract for the 4 MALE Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial systems (UAV) sets to the Polish Armed Forces was signed in May 2021. The first of the contracted sets has been delivered this week. The first batch of the equipment includes, among others, 6 unmanned aerial vehicles with 3 mobile control stations, system ground support elements, diagnostic devices, and spare parts.
- Combat readiness of the delivered sets is a matter of days. Soon, we will introduce Bayraktars to the defense system of the Republic of Poland. At my last visit, right here at the 12 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Base, I asked the commander how the preparation process was going - both in terms of location and people. The colonel reported that everything was on the right track. I have just seen that we indeed are ready to commence, using Bayraktars, further strengthening our security. We still strengthen the defense capabilities of the Republic of Poland and develop the Polish Armed Forces
– said the head of the Ministry of Defense.
- In recent months, in Turkey, soldiers of the 12th Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Base in Mirosławiec and the Engineering and Aviation Training Center in Dęblin took part in the training of the first instructors and system users. The next step on the way to adopting and introducing the Bayraktar TB2 system to the equipment of the Polish Armed Forces will be the final acceptance tests
- Deputy Prime Minister Mariusz Błaszczak emphasized.
In May 2021, a contract for the delivery of 4 MALE class Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial systems (UAV) sets to the Polish Armed Forces was signed. This week, the first of the sets has arrived at the Polish Armed Forces, including, among others, 6 unmanned aerial vehicles with 3 mobile control stations. The first batch of contracted military equipment deliveries also includes elements of the ground support system, diagnostic devices, and spare parts.
In recent months, in Turkey, training for the first instructors and system users (primarily from the 12 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Base in Mirosławiec and the Engineering and Aviation Training Center in Dęblin) was carried out. The next step on the way to adopting and introducing the Bayraktar TB2 system to the equipment of the Polish Armed Forces will be the final tests, which are to be carried out in the following weeks.
Each set includes 6 armed Bayraktar TB2 drones. In total, 24 UAVs will strengthen the Polish Armed Forces. The contract also includes the delivery of, among others, mobile control stations, SAR radars, simulators, and a stock of spare parts. The contract also provides for the delivery of MAM-L and MAM-C laser-guided missiles, which will enable the implementation of the full spectrum of tactical tasks following the operational purpose of the system and school ammunition.
The contract provides a 24-month warranty, training and logistics packages, as well as technology transfer ensuring the possibility of servicing and repairing, among others, engines, ground control stations, and cameras.
The Bayraktar TB2 is a MALE class tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of conducting surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) tasks and combat missions using guided missiles carried on four suspension points under the wings. The Bayraktar TB2 has been equipped with an avionics system enabling fully autonomous taxiing, take-off, flight, and landing. The drone is 6.5 meters long and has a span of 12 meters. It achieves a flight duration of up to 27 hours. The take-off weight of the drone is 650 kilograms, and the maximum speed is about 220 kmph.