Poland, against the background of the situation around Ukraine, decided to purchase MQ-9 Reaper drones from the United States on an accelerated basis, Defense News reported, citing Krzysztof Platek, a representative of the armament department of the Polish Ministry of Defense.

“We want to urgently purchase these unmanned aerial vehicles and are currently negotiating with our American partners,” Platek told the publication.

He noted that the upcoming purchase “is connected with the situation on the eastern border of Poland.” According to the official, Warsaw is seeking to acquire drones “as soon as possible.”

It is noted that in May last year Poland has already purchased 24 Bayraktar TB2 drones from Turkey, deliveries are scheduled for 2022-2024.