Polish Radio
January 27, 2023

Poland receives Patriot air defence system from Germany

The German army has confirmed the arrival of the Patriot batteries in Poland….

“The Patriot air defence systems have arrived in Poland to strengthen the country’s air defences and help protect the eastern flank of NATO,” the Bundeswehr said in a statement on Wednesday….

The Bundeswehr added that by sending Patriot batteries to Poland, Germany will “increase its solidarity with NATO allies from Eastern Europe.”

German troops will “help protect Polish airspace and strengthen NATO’s integrated air defence on the eastern flank”….

The German Bundeswehr also announced that the Patriot unit would number some 350 soldiers and could be increased to 650 servicemen.


Designed to bolster NATO’s eastern flank, the German-supplied Patriot batteries will be stationed in Poland’s eastern Lubelskie province, some 60 kilometres from the Ukrainian border….

German soldiers tasked with installing the batteries in Poland have already been deployed near the eastern town of Zamość….