Polish Radio
January 16, 2023

Germany starts transfer of Patriot air defence system to Poland: reports

Germany’s Bundeswehr army has begun the process of transferring a Patriot air defence system to Poland, with the weaponry set to arrive in a matter of days….

The German army has begun the process of transferring a Patriot air defence system to Poland, with the weaponry expected to arrive in a matter of days, news outlets reported on Monday.

The first batch of German soldiers was set to depart for Poland on Monday from the northeastern town of Bad Sülze….

The government in Berlin has promised to provide Poland with three Patriot batteries “to ensure the protection of critical infrastructure of a NATO ally” on the border with Ukraine….

Germany is also poised to deliver one Patriot battery to Ukraine….

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Meanwhile, Germany is set to begin to train Ukrainian troops on the Patriot system by the end of the month….

Germany had consulted the supply of a Patriot battery to Ukraine with America; Washington also plans to send an air defence system to help Ukraine’s war effort, according to officials.

Last week, the Pentagon announced that Ukrainian troops would soon begin training on the Patriot air defence system in the United States.

The training programme is expected to begin this week at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, where the United States conducts its own training on operating and maintaining the advanced missile system….

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