Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced today in Ankara the purchase of 24 armed unmanned aerial devices [‘drones’] of the Bayraktar TB2 type from Turkey, the first EU and NATO country to acquire this weaponry.
“It is a weapon that carries live ammunition that can achieve its objective, it is military material of proven effectiveness,” said the Polish minister during a press conference with the Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar.
The Bayraktar TB2 armed drones, designed by Turkey, were decisive in Azerbaijan’s victory over Armenia in last October’s war in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.
“They are not just empty equipment, they come with ammunition, logistical support, and training of personnel included. In addition, at yesterday’s meetings [Monday] and today we are evaluating the purchase of other military equipment,” added Blaszczak, referring to the visit, on Monday, from the Polish President, Andrzej Duda, to Ankara.
The defense minister also added that there was talk of the possibilities of facing “threats against NATO” and that, “soon, Turkish military units will monitor Poland’s airspace”.
Source: with Agencies