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Polish NOTAM

aenea77

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I found an interesting news:
NOTAM N0604/2024: Ostrzeżenie nawigacyjne – nieplanowane działania wojskowe związane z zapewnieniem bezpieczeństwa państwa

below I report the translation from Google:

On February 2, 2024, at the request of the military, the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency published Notam N604/2024.
It introduces a navigation warning for airspace users in the period from February 5, 2024 06.00 UTC to May 5, 2024 06.00 UTC.
# N0608 /2024 N
Q EPWW/QRMXX/IV/BO /W /000/095/5220N02216E210
And EPWW
B 2024-02-05 06:00
C 2024-05-05 06:00
E NAVIGATION ALERT FOR SPACE REGION:
HORIZONTAL LIMITS (WGS-84):
1. 550320N0184457E
2. 532856N0184613E
3. 522825N0193912E
4. 513316N0213143E
5. 504151N0214358E
6. 491941N0205255E
FURTHER ALONG THE COUNTRY BORDER TO THE POINT:
1. 550320N0184457E
VERTICAL LIMITS: GND-FL95
UNPLANNED MILITARY OPERATIONS RELATED TO ENSURING STATE SECURITY MAY OCCUR. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT IN CLASS G UNCONTROLLED SPACE IN THE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY OF FIS AUTHORITIES PUBLISHED IN AIP POLSKA, AIRCRAFT KEEP LISTENING TO AIR-GROUND VOICE COMMUNICATIONS ON THE APPROPRIATE CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE APPROPRIATE FIS SERVICE AUTHORITIES. ADDITIONALLY, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TURN ON AN SSR TRANSPONDER OPERATING IN MODE A, C OR S.


The area delimited by the coordinates is located in the east of Poland and includes the border with Lithuania, Russia (Kaliningrad), Belarus and Ukraine.
 
Some commenters in this thread are suggesting that it might be related to NATO's Steadfast Defender exercise in addition to concerns regarding Russia-Ukraine spillover. The NOTAM at any rate expires within the same month Steadfast Defender is intended to be completed, which may indicate some degree of correlation, especially considering the scale of the exercise this year.

 
Well, they certainly wouldn't want to complicate the situation with civilian planes getting into an area with risks of stray drones/missiles from either side, from Ukraine or from the exercise. A new MH117 wouldn't exactly be... optimal.
 
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