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US State Department approves possible F-35 sale to Poland

11 September 2019
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The US State Department on 11 September approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 32 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) conventional variants to Poland for approximately USD6.5 billion.

The approval is a key step toward formally providing Poland with F-35s. In addition to the aircraft, Poland requested to buy 33 Pratt & Whitney F135 engines; electronic warfare (EW) systems; command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence/communications, navigational, and identification (C4I/CNI); Autonomic Logistics Global Support System (ALGS); Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS); and other equipment.

A potential sale of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) conventional variant aircraft to Poland achieved a milestone on 11 September when the US State Department approved it. The sale is worth USD6.5 billion. Pictured is a US Air Force F-35A. (US Air Force)A potential sale of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) conventional variant aircraft to Poland achieved a milestone on 11 September when the US State Department approved it. The sale is worth USD6.5 billion. Pictured is a US Air Force F-35A. (US Air Force)

This proposed sale of F-35s will augment Poland's operational aircraft inventory and enhance its air-to-air and air-to-ground self-defence capability, according to a Pentagon statement.





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