Posted by: 31-01-2020, 12:23
Poland buys 32 F-35 fighter jets from the USA
Deliveries will begin in 2026. The cost of the contract is 4.6 billion dollars.
Poland and the USA have concluded a contract for the delivery of 32 fifth-generation F-35 fighters. The ceremony of signing the agreement took place on Friday, January 31, on the territory of the airbase in the area of Dublin, according to the Polish Ministry of Defense.
It was attended by President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawecki and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak.
The cost of the contract is $4.6 billion. The price of one plane is $87 million.
The agreement also provides for pilot training, the supply of simulators and logistic support.
The first fighters will be delivered to the republic in 2026, but pilot training is planned to start on these machines in the USA in 2024.
Earlier the U.S. Department of Defense signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to manufacture and supply 478 fifth-generation F-35 fighter bombers.
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