British Sabre defense system stationed in Poland

Source: U.K. Ministry of Defence
By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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Back in March of this year, U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced that Britain was to supply the Sky Sabre defense system together with 100-man crew in order to back up Poland’s air defenses in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

According to the Polish Radio information agency (IAR), the Sky Sabre system has now been located in the east of Poland near to the border with Ukraine. These reports have now been confirmed on social media by Poland’s Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Mariusz Błaszczak who tweeted: “The British air defense system Sky Sabre is already in our country in order to guarantee air security.”

Błaszczak also commented that this is a result of the strong relations with Britain and is “evidence of our joint commitment to the security of NATO’s eastern flank.” 

The eyes and ear of Sky Sabre is the radiolocation station Giraffe Agile Multi Beam 3D. Its aerial rotates on the peak of the mast enabling it to rise above lines of trees or other obstacles in order to locate potential enemy objects. The advanced radar is capable of covering a radius of 360 degrees within a range of 120 kilometers. 

The second element of the system is the packet for combat and surveillance management. In effect, this acts as a command-and-control center linking radiolocation capabilities with missiles, which it then directs to a target. This system also enables Sky Sabre to share information with navy, air and ground forces, making it a tool that is fully integrated with combat troops and NATO artillery. 

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