The Bundeswehr, the German army, has started to relocate Patriot air defence systems to Poland, the dpa press agency has reported, quoting a German government source.
Produced by The Batteries, the new technology has already been dubbed “a game changer” by the industry press, with the firm hoping to begin large-scale production once work on their “pilot factory” is finished.
Poland's defence minister, Mariusz Blaszczak said that he was "satisfied with the German Minister of Defence's proposal regarding the deployment of additional Patriot missile launchers in our country."
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Poland's defence minister Mariusz Blaszczak on Wednesday confirmed the purchase of 288 K238 Chunmoo missile batteries from South Korea.
Checks on the integration of the components of the first Patriot missile battery for Poland will start in October, Caroline Touchstone, the director of the Patriot-Wisla programme at Raytheon Missiles and Defence, has announced.
Poland has become a European leader in the production of lithium-ion batteries, with exports booming despite the pandemic.
Poland could become a European centre for the production of electric car batteries on the back a flourishing export market, a leading newspaper has reported.
Figures from Eurostat show a dramatic growth in the battery recycling done in Poland with over 500 percent more batteries recycled in 2018 compared to 2010.
The international project will explore ways of overcoming the storage and transport of electricity generated by renewables.