Polish official accused of illicitly favoring Israel-made drones

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Poland’s Deputy Defense Minister General Waldemar Skrzypczak has been stripped of his security clearance over suspicions that he gave preferential treatment for acquiring Israeli military equipment and over his close personal ties with Yedidia Yaari, the head of Israeli armaments maker Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

The Polish Military Counterintelligence Service leveled the accusations at General Skrzypczak as the ministry planned to add a unit of unmanned aerial vehicles, based partly on Israeli-made aircraft, to the Polish Air Force.

The Polish secret services have asked the military prosecutor to open an investigation against Skrzypczak, pending which he will be prohibited from viewing top-secret Polish army documents.

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