Poland’s new Narew short-range missile defence system could reach its initial operational capability within two years, the country’s defence minister has said.
During a 23 November press conference while visiting the 3rd Air Defence Brigade in Sochaczew, where he saw the Surface-to-Air Operation Centre (SAMOC), Antoni Macierewicz said that the first version of the Narew system could even be delivered within 24 months. If so, Poland would gain a short-range missile defence system even sooner, or at the same time, as the first elements of the Wisła system equipped with Patriot missiles are ready.
Rafał Kowalczyk, chairman of PIT-RADWAR, said that certain Polish-made components could be used for Narew: early warning stations, which are currently at the advanced development stage; multifunctional fire control radars; and the command and control element.
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