Armed Forces

Defence24 DAY Conference started


The fourth edition of Defence24 DAY conference has started. During the event, discussions on the major security and defence issues in Poland, region and around the world are taking place. Polish Armed Forces capability development, technical modernization, regional cooperation and the experiences of the war in Ukraine are among key topics of the conference.

During the event Mariusz Błaszczak, head the of Polish MoD announced that Poland has sent its Letter of Request to receive six batteries (twelve fire units) of the IBCS-enabled Patriot systems, with 360-degree LTAMDS radars. Launchers, missiles and training & logistics will be provided as well.

Defence24 DAY is a leading Central and Eastern European defence and security sector conference. As it is taking place for the fourth time, it has become a forum of relevant dialogue between the key Polish and international stakeholders including the Government officials, Polish Armed Forces, Allies, and Partners, with a particular emphasis placed on Central and Eastern Europe, industry, and experts. The event is taking place under the honorary patronage of the head of the Polish MoD, Mariusz Błaszczak, National Security Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Government Centre for Security.

This year's edition is focused on dialogue revolving around the structural changes in the Polish Armed Forces, expected to take place in response to the rapidly evolving threats, the "common defence" concept, and reinforcement thereof. This includes the legislative framework formed by the Act on Homeland Defence, the establishment of the regional security systems, as well as technologies necessary to survive the harsh environment of the future battlefield.

The event is accompanied by an exhibition of military equipment, including the Future War section - depicting the future battlespace and innovative defence technologies. The discussion, during the conference, also cover the directions of development defined for the Polish defence industry, including the international involvement, and the use of new instruments provided by NATO and the EU. The participants are also discussing the war in Ukraine and its impact on the shaping of the security in the region. The topics also include energy security and the establishment of national resilience.