Poland tests new Patriot air-defence system

Mariusz Błaszczak/Twitter

The process of testing and integrating elements of Poland's new Patriot air-defence system has started in the north-central city of Torun, the defence minister announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

Mariusz Blaszczak's tweeted added that the process was a further step towards building the country's air defences. The Patriot batteries are a components Poland's 'Wisla' medium-range are-defence system.

The two batteries, bought in the first of two planned phases of a procurement deal with the US, will be equipped with radars with a 120-degree field of vision. Further batteries will feature a new 360-degreee radar system. In May, the Ministry of Defence enquired about six more batteries from the US.