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Poland to buy F-35 stealth fighter jets says Wojciech Skurkiewicz

Christian Fernsby |
Poland has sought to buy F-35 stealth fighters from the United States, its Deputy Minister of Defense Wojciech Skurkiewicz revealed plans to purchase two batches of the Lockheed Martin-made jets.

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According to him, the first aircraft will enter the service of the Polish army by2026. The Minister called this decision a turning point and crucial for the Polish Air Force.

The Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak discussed a F-35 purchase during his meeting May 17 with the Executive VP of Lockheed Martin.

Poland has been on an arms procurement spree from the US after retiring its old Soviet era weapons. In addition to Patriot missile defence systems, and HIMARS artillery rockets in recent years, the Polish military intends to buy a batch of 32 attack helicopters.

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