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Jun 9 2021

Polish Air Force MiG-29 Accidentally Opens Fire On Another Fighter Jet During Training

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The Polish Air Force is investigating an incident in which one MiG-29 fighter jet opened fire from its 30-mm gun on another fighter aircraft during a training exercise in Nadazice in the Greater Poland Voivodeship on May 14th. The Defense Ministry confirmed the incident. “The State Commission for the Investigation of Aviation Accidents is investigating an aviation incident related to the damage to the hull of a MiG-29 22.BLT [Baza Lotnictwa Taktycznego] fighter during an exercise at the training ground in Nadazice.” However, the Ministry refused to respond to further questions. The crew …

May 22 2021

Poland Confirms Purchase Of Bayraktar TB2 Combat Drones From Turkey

Support SouthFront Bayrakdar TB2 UCAV, source: ssb.gov.tr On May 22, the Ministry of Defense of Poland announced that it will purchase 24 Bayraktar TB2 combat drones from Turkey. “The Polish military will be equipped with modern equipment, with Bayraktar TB2 which have a striking force and have proven themselves in the wars in the east of our continent. They were also used in Africa,” the ministry said on Twitter. The deal was also confirmed by Poland’s Defense Minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, who praised the Turkish-made drone in a statement to the Polish Press Agency, PAP. “This is a real weapon. It …

Apr 20 2021

Dozens Of US F-15, F-16 Fighter Jets Deployed In Poland

Support SouthFront Illustrative Image: The F-35s during the Elephant Walk. IMAGE: U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw On April 19, Polish Minister of National Defence announced that “several dozen” US F-15 and F-16 fighter jets had arrived to Poland. Twenty F-15s from RAF Lakenheath, UK, and four F-16s from Spangdahlem air base in Germany were deployed to Poland within the framework of an Agile Combat Employment exercise during Aviation Detachment Rotation (AvRot) 21-2.  The USAF fighters arrived at Łask (EPLK) and Krzesiny (EPKS) airbases. AvRot 21-2 was also supported by C-130J Super Hercules aircraft that is assigned to …

Feb 4 2021

Poland, With NATO’s Assistance, Lost In A Simulated War Against “Eastern Enemy” In Five Days

Donate Click to see full-size image In late January 2021, the Polish Armed Forces carried out a simulated war against an “Eastern Enemy” (spoiler: Russia). Interestingly, the Polish Armed Forces lost, in a matter of 5 days. The military exercises “Winter-20” ended in disaster and a complete failure. The simulation showed that after five days the war was lost and the Polish army ceased to exist, Interia reported. The simulations included new weapons systems ordered by Poland. although not yet delivered – read here F-35 joint strike fighters and more. The fierce defense of the east of Poland resulted in …

Mar 19 2020

U.S. Aegis Ashore In Poland Facing Difficulties In Construction

Donate The new Naval Support Facility in Redzikowo, Poland, will be home to the Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System. Click to see full-size image The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Army Corps of Engineers are delaying payment to the British contractor constructing the facility for the Aegis Ashore. United Kingdom-based John Wood Group PLC is the prime contractor on the construction project. USNI News reports that the reason is given as the construction delays, which have pushed the site’s operational date back. MDA Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill told the US Congress on March 12th that the military …

Feb 7 2020

Poland’s Fleet of F-16 and MiG-29 Plagued By Problems: Is it Capable of Operating the F-35?

Polish MP Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska. Click to see full-size image Polish member of parliament Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska sent a parliamentary request to the Minister of National Defense of Poland Mariusz Błaszczak to answer questions regarding the condition of the country’s fleet of MiG-29 and F-16 fighter jets. This inquiry is a result of a report by Polish outlet Onet, which reported of the poor condition of the fighter jet fleet. Onet has been describing the collapse in the Polish Air Force since 2018 with a piece, which looks into the cause of death of a MiG-29 pilot, Krzysztof Sobański, at Pasłęka, who …