Polish Air Force a new dawn.

ON MARCH 12, Poland, together with the Czech Republic and Hungary, finally joined NATO’s ranks. This ended a long journey for Poland which had begun on September 1, 1939, with the Nazi invasion. Fifty-five years after D-Day and the creation of the 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force, Polish Air Force squadrons are returning to a structure which owes its origins to the famous 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force (ATAF). Although the 2nd ATAF no longer exists, its command structure — with the Interim Combined Air Operations Centre 2 at Kalkar in western Germany — will become the Command Post for

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Polish Air Force maritime exercise

FOR THE FIRST time in the history of the current Polish Air Force (PAF), joint naval and air force manoeuvres were undertaken during the last week of May in Exercise Karat 94 on the land/sea range at Wicko Morskie in the western part of the Polish Baltic Sea coast. The aim of the exercise was to combat a hypothetical enemy amphibious force assault on Poland and marked the first lime PAF aircraft had been used against sea-borne targets.

Formations of Su-20 Fitters from the 7th Recce-Bomber Regiment at Powidz were used for mine-laying, while Su-22M-4s from the 40th Fighter-Bomber Regiment

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More On Polish C-130s

POLISH DEPUTY Defence Minister for Procurement, Janusz Zemke, announced on June 17 that five ex-Royal Air Force C-130K Hercules C.1/C.3 transport aircraft will be delivered to Poland by 2007. The aircraft are scheduled to arrive at their new home at Krakow-Balice Air Base in late 2005 and early 2006, where they will be operated by 13 ELTR (Eskadra Lotnictwa Transportowego — Airlift Squadron). Prior to delivery, they will be overhauled in the United States under a $75 million Foreign Military Fund programme, which will include some upgrade work. Additionally, around SI6.5 million from the Polish defence budget will be allocated

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Fulcrums At Malbork – a new era

The first former German MiG-29 Fulcrums are now flying at Malbork, as Marcin Przeworski reports

IT IS the morning of June 7, 2005, at Malbork air base, home of the 22 Baza Lotnicza (22. BLot — 22 Air Force Base) in the north of Poland. The scene is being set for the unveiling of the first MiG-29 Fulcrum for 41.ELT (Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego — Tactical Air Squadron). Slowly, a withdrawn two-seater MiG-21UM appears, followed by a few TS-11 Iskras (Spark), and finally — the highlight of the event — four freshly-painted MiG-29 Fulcrums.

The occasion was the day the unit

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Forward momentum

Poland’s Soviet-era defence industrial base has been transformed by far-sighted government policies and international investment into an East European exemplar and an engine of economic growth, writes Guy Anderson

Poland’s status as a defence market and peacekeeping force has been transformed since the 1990s, first by membership in NATO in 1999 and then the EU in 2004: transnational bodies viewed by Warsaw as guarantors of the country’s security and economic well-being respectively.

The former Warsaw Pact country has shown a strong commitment to both defence investment in general and military procurement overall, illustrated by efforts to achieve interoperability with its

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Children’s portraits of Wyspiański.

What a short life — and what its multi-faceted fullness of fruitfulness, which inspired work, intellectual tension, violent impatience of the artist’s soul! Stanislav Wyspiański (1869-1907) died at the age of Pushkin and for the national pride of Poland is no less than our great poet of Russia, along with other geniuses — Mickiewicz, Chopin, Copernicus … The poet, composer, scholar named here is not accidental. These creative profession and many more were in orbit Wyspianski spiritual interests, then the delight and worship contemporaries and descendants, the instilling some doubts, some surprising diversity and dispersion of interests.

On the

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Polish Foreign Ministry protests against detention UPB

"Acts Belarusian authorities do not show the desire to maintain good neighborly case with Poland "- said in a statement of the Polish Foreign Ministry.• Angelica Boris planted, 11.10.2007 • Polish diplomats try to release detainees in Grodno, 10.10.2007

Lyceum in Poland show performance

Lyceum show musical performance within the International Festival of national cultures, which will begin in Gdansk a week. Lyceum will represent Belarus at the festival.Lyceum Director Vladimir Kolos sure that the Polish public understands perfectly the theme and the time specified in the "People’s album" — the action takes place in the interwar Rakov in the 20s of the last century.Especially since, Lyceum students that have already performed this musical towns in Zakopane, Gdansk, also in Warsaw."I think it is fascinating that is indicated by the formation of culture, which was just destroyed later."According to Vladimir Kolos, in the "People’s

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How much have to pay for visas in adjacent countries?

October 2-3 in Warsaw held bilateral consular consultation. Agreed that Poland will take time introducing new criteria for issuing visas on December 1 (previously assumed that since November 1 Polish side will take for visa 60 euros).The Polish side expressed its intention not to increase tariff of consular fees for visas, which are valid until December 31.Explains the spokesman of the Polish Embassy in Belarus Monica Sadkovskaya:"The price of all Polish visas that will be issued before the end of the year and will be valid until December 31, does not change. In other words, if it is single-entry visa,

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Poland invited the OSCE observers to parliamentary elections

After the meeting with Ambassador Christian Strohal, who heads the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights OSCE, which is located in Warsaw, Minister Foreign Affairs Anna Fotyga said that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the OSCE agreed that the conditions for election observation in Poland.""The OSCE said that Poland — a country with a measured democracy" — identified Ms. Minister, specifically those words first waiting for the Polish side of the OSCE after Two weeks back the Warsaw refused to accept the observer from this organization."This puts us on a par with Third World countries," — then said

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