We are Wojskowy Instytut Wydawniczy (Military Publishing Institute) in Warsaw, Poland, a national institution of culture within Polish Ministry of National Defense. We publish a number of publications, and one of them is “Polska Zbrojna” – a hundred-and-forty-page monthly of military opinions published since 1921.
“Polska Zbrojna” writes about all branches of the armed forces and addresses not only soldiers, but also all those who are interested in army affairs (Polish and of other countries) and in widely understood defense issues. Our readers find in “Polska Zbrojna” articles on military technology, reports from service in peace and stabilization missions or even some legal advice. Our magazine is the only monthly in Poland featuring the army and army-related affairs. Both, soldiers and civilians interested in international politics, armament, history or history reconstruction can find in “Polska Zbrojna” something to satisfy their readership needs.
“Polska Zbrojna” is regularly distributed in the military around Poland (all garrisons, commands, headquarters, staffs etc. in every part of Poland) and most of all to high government and army officials (e.g. the Chancellery of President and Prime Minister); defense minister and all generals, commanders of all branches of the armed forces, etc. About 20 percent of edition goes to newsstands (civil market).
“Polska Zbrojna” is a magazine published by the military for the military – it is actually the Ministry of National Defense that makes sure “Polska Zbrojna” is distributed to all officials, soldiers and civil workers in the army.
Furthermore, “Polska Zbrojna” has also its special editions several times a year on different occasions. Two of them are the MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce (this year on September 5-8), and Air Show in Radom (August 27-28). Therefore, the articles oscillate around the subjects on military technology, defense industry, aviation, air force, etc. Such special edition is usually about 100 pages long, in Polish and English. “Polska Zbrojna” special issues are distributed at the events and, as the regular issues are, to all military and governmental institutions and high officials (including President, Prime Minister and Defense Minister).