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Poland eyeing purchase of early-warning aircraft from Sweden

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Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak revealed that Poland is currently engaged in discussions with Sweden regarding the procurement of airborne early-warning aircraft.

On May 22, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak revealed that he anticipated the finalization of a contract “in the near future.”

“I wanted to say publicly for the first time that we are well advanced in terms of acquiring early warning aircraft from Sweden. Detailed negotiations are already underway. I believe it will be successfully completed within a short time,” said Blaszczak.

While Błaszczak refrained from revealing the number and specific aircraft model being considered for purchase, the most likely platform would be the GlobalEye.

Developed and delivered by Swedish company Saab, the GlobalEye solution combines Erieye extended range radar and other sensors with the ultra-long-range Global 6000 aircraft from Bombardier, which adds over 11 hours of operational endurance.

The aircraft’s multi-role capabilities allow it to detect and track a wide range of targets, including airborne, maritime, and ground-based threats, enabling better-informed decision-making.

If Poland decides to acquire GlobalEye, it would join the ranks as the third operator of the aircraft.

Currently, Saab is in the process of delivering GlobalEye units to Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.