Odzyskiwanie izolowanego personelu - nowy kierunek w Siłach Zbrojnych RP?
Słowa kluczowe:Military Forces of the Republic of Poland, isolated personnel, personnel recovery
In 1999, the Republic of Poland became a rightful member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. After seventeen years of membership, one may certainly say that during this period Poland has become a state not only safer but also playing more significant part in the international arena. Because of joining the NATO structures, Poland has taken advantage of infrastructure investments which helped in modernization of airports and navy bases. However, NATO membership also means collective defence and NATO Response Forces. For the Military Forces of the Republic of Poland to function within them effectively, their transformation was necessary. It was also significant to create the system of the isolated personnel recovery which is used in all kinds of NATO operations.
The article presents the basic terminology related to the recovery of isolated personnel, areas of the functioning of the system and options of recovering isolated personnel. An important element of the article is also the scope of operations of personnel recovery, as well as directions of actions of the Military Forces of the Republic of Poland in context of events related with isolating personnel.