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U.S. approves $6.5 billion sale to Poland of 32 F-35 stealth fighters

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    US approves $6.5 billion sale to Poland of 32 F-35 stealth fighters

    SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

    The U.S. State Department approved the sale to Poland of 32 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and support at an estimated cost of $6.5 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a release.

    NATO-member Poland has requested to by 32 F-35A conventional take off and landing aircraft, along with 33 Pratt & Whitney F-135 engines, the Wednesday, September 11 release said.

    “This proposed sale of F-35s will provide Poland with a credible defense capability to deter aggression in the region and ensure interoperability with U.S. forces,” DSCA said, adding that the new jets will “augment Poland’s operational aircraft inventory and enhance its air-to-air and air-to-ground self-defense capability.”

    The F-35s will replace the Polish air force’s Russia-designed MiG-29 and Su-22 fleet.

    The proposed sale includes a wide range of other equipment aboard the aircraft, along with a Full Mission Trainer, training, logistics and support.

    The prime contractors will be Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney. Poland typically requests offsets, but there are as yet no known offset agreements for the sale, DSCA said.

    According to Lockheed, the current unit cost of an F-35A is around $89.2 million.

    https://thedefensepost.com/2019/09/11/poland-f-35-sale-us/
     
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    Who is Poland's enemy ?
     
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    wowwww, this is called milking the cow..
     
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    like really?
     
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    F-35 will be future F-16 if its not already .. It will be like F-16 on Steroids and stealth :usflag:
     
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    Funny how the word "interoperability" is used in these high end military sales. In essence it means control.
     
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    Primary enemy is Russia, they still fear of communists holding grounds in the Eastern Europe .. After Crimea whole of EU has boost up its military for a possible conflict . But as long as EU has American cover Russia will not take the risk of invading EU .

    never heard any news regarding Poland and China been hostiles ? or didn't meet eye to eye ..
     
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    Agreed. But can US "save" - EU from Russia, Persian Gulf/ME from Iran and South China Sea from China ALL at the same time? HMMM!!
     
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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had approved a proposed sale of 32 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets worth $6.5 billion to Poland.

    In April, the Pentagon told Congress it was considering selling the jets to the European nation, a NATO member, as well as Greece, Romania, Spain and Singapore.

    US
    UK
    Japan
    South Korea
    Australia
    Belgium
    Denamrk
    Finland
    Israel
    Italy
    Netherlands
    Switzerland
    Poland
    Singapore
    Spain
    Greece
    Romania
    Canada
    Turkey (not sure)

    4000+ F-35s Nice.
     
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    They don't have to fight full scale wars on multiple fronts .. and its not like Russia is invading EU at the same time a conflict begin in S.China , US has resources to keep all its enemy in check simultaneously or one by one .. Right now they are in Political turmoil but once this settles they will be back on track with Russia , China and ME .