Poland intends to sign an agreement on the purchase of F-35 by the end of January


Poland intends to sign an agreement by the end of this month to purchase American fifth-generation fighter aircraft F-35A. This was announced by Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak on Polish Radio.


Responding to a question from a journalist, Blaschak explained that the sale of Poland's F-35 fighter jets has already been approved in the United States, negotiations on their acquisition are almost complete. The signing of the contract is scheduled for late January 2020.

We have essentially completed the negotiations. Only minor procedural issues remained. I am convinced that in January, even this month, we will sign an agreement with the United States to purchase 32 F-35 aircraft - the most advanced aircraft in the world

- he said.

As previously reported, in September last year, the US Congress approved the sale to Poland of 32 F-35A fighters. The preliminary cost of the order is $ 6,5 billion, but Warsaw intends to achieve a price reduction during the negotiations.

According to the statement of the Polish Minister of Defense, the acquisition of fifth-generation F-35 aircraft will enhance the combat capabilities of F-16 aircraft and completely get rid of "worn-out Soviet aircraft without combat value." We are talking about the MiG-29 and Su-22 standing in service with the Polish Air Force.

To date, the Polish Air Force has 27 MiG-29s, as well as 48 F-16s and 18 Su-22s.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins 16 January 2020 13: 27 New
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    A trifle, of course, but unpleasant ....
    1. figwam 16 January 2020 13: 31 New
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      We will track from Kaliningrad.
      1. The leader of the Redskins 16 January 2020 13: 39 New
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        Three of me have already "tracked"!))) laughing
    2. Aerodrome 16 January 2020 13: 49 New
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      Poland intends to sign an agreement on the purchase of F-35 by the end of January
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      A trifle, of course, but unpleasant ...

      Yes, do not care ... not our budget, after all. Poland covers the whole ... of which there will not matter. they seek adventure for themselves.
    3. TermNachTer 16 January 2020 15: 22 New
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      If they pay with apples that haven’t been in Russia, it’s unlikely that mattresses will not accept such a currency. And the other is unlikely, given the appetites of the lords from Warsaw.
    4. Nadrub 16 January 2020 15: 26 New
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      On the contrary, it's nice! They definitely won’t do the weather, but the whole of Poland will work for their maintenance, let it be spent :)
    5. FRoman1984 17 January 2020 07: 26 New
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      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      A trifle, of course, but unpleasant ....

      On the contrary. Buying cars that are not very far from the F-16, for 6.5 billion is a weight for the budget of a very poor country. Then they need to be serviced. Let them take, strip their social network.
  2. Kurare 16 January 2020 13: 46 New
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    The preliminary order value is 6,5 billion, ...

    This is half of Poland’s annual defense budget. I wonder how many Poles will require the EU to subsidize this deal?
    ... and completely get rid of "worn-out Soviet aircraft that have no combat value."

    And it turns out, as after the purchase of the F-16. Then it was also said that Poland would get rid of the Soviet legacy.
    1. Sergey39 16 January 2020 13: 51 New
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      Ponte of the leadership will cost a lot to Poland, because then they will regret.
      1. g1washntwn 16 January 2020 14: 09 New
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        This is not a show off. Someone has to carry American nuclear bombs. The matter is not limited to the Raptor alone; kamikazes are also needed. The Balts would be a little richer and they would be armed.
        1. Sergey39 16 January 2020 14: 26 New
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          Quote: g1washntwn
          The Balts would be a little richer and they would be armed.

          The United States simply squeezes money from the Poles, and they are happy about it. The Baltic states can squeeze the territory under the air base.
        2. rich 16 January 2020 15: 19 New
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          The Balts would be a little richer and they would be armed.

          And what about the IMF? Let the Balts tighten the belt. Nothing that the pants fall. The main thing is that the feeling of safety and satisfaction should be wink
      2. Russobel 16 January 2020 18: 16 New
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        Yes show off definitely.
        But for the 300 billion that Jews were squeezed out during the Second World War, they can afford a little bit of airplanes, and once again spit in Israel ...
        Cheap revenge.
    2. Aerodrome 16 January 2020 13: 52 New
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      Quote: Kurare
      And it turns out, as after the purchase of the F-16. Then it was also said that Poland would get rid of the Soviet legacy.

      can you do it on f 35? (Polish MiG 29)
    3. g1washntwn 16 January 2020 14: 12 New
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      Quote: Kurare
      I wonder how many Poles will require the EU to subsidize this deal?

      The question is not about subsidies from the EU, but how much land will be given to the Americans for the delivery of the F-35.
      1. Kurare 16 January 2020 14: 59 New
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        Quote: g1washntwn
        The question is not about subsidies from the EU, but how much land will be given to the Americans for the delivery of the F-35.

        They will give it back. Duda even promised that Poland would finance part of the funds for the construction of bases if the Americans transferred part of their troops from Germany to Poland.
    4. TermNachTer 16 January 2020 15: 23 New
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      It’s interesting not how much they will demand, but how much they will give. Brussels has already gently hinted that the Young Europeans should “cut back their rations, otherwise they have become too independent.”
  3. Alexfly 16 January 2020 14: 07 New
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    They probably want to celebrate the New Year in Moscow someday ... I hope by this time the gifts from Santa Claus will be back in the right place.
  4. rocket757 16 January 2020 14: 07 New
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    It's more abrupt than with German tanks, which need special caponiers ...
  5. Romka 16 January 2020 14: 11 New
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    It must be understood that such transactions are part of agreements that are not advertised for the general public.
  6. knn54 16 January 2020 14: 20 New
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    The State Department just approved ...
  7. Svetlana 16 January 2020 14: 26 New
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    6,5 K lyam or if agreed, then less, this is only an entrance fee. Then for maintenance, software updates, certification of specialists, I still get a lot of money a year. But they do not talk about it openly.
    1. voyaka uh 16 January 2020 22: 37 New
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      6.5 including maintenance and training.
      Aircraft deliveries and payments in parts will stretch for 6 years.
      1. Svetlana 17 January 2020 08: 49 New
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        Is the aircraft life span of only 6 years?
        Poles, and not only them, will deduct another twenty to thirty years for everything that I described above. That is, they will pay until the aircraft is decommissioned.
        1. voyaka uh 17 January 2020 10: 23 New
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          The life span of the F-35 is approximately 40 years.
          But for these aircraft - a long line of customers.
          The Poles will not receive them immediately after signing the contract,
          and after a couple of years. And receiving all 32 pieces will stretch (approximately) for 6 years.
          And the payment will also be in parts. Pilot training and aircraft repairs
          are included in the contract.
          ANY plane pulls money until the moment it is written off.
          The MiG-29, for example, has changed engine FOUR times for its entire service life.
          How much are eight engines? And F-16 has ONE replacement for the entire service life
          one engine. And the F-35, too.
  8. Kamchatsky 16 January 2020 14: 28 New
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    I wonder how many Poles will require the EU to subsidize this deal?
    I agree with you, colleague. Until the end of the subsidy to conclude a contract, the Americans sponsor - Poles steal, after at least a flood. wassat
  9. Aliken 16 January 2020 14: 37 New
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    Something is not enough planes. Take it to everyone.
    1. Pete mitchell 16 January 2020 16: 59 New
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      Quote: Aliken
      Something is not enough planes. Take it to everyone.

      Exactly, and each bubble of brilliant green in addition.
      Honestly, we must applaud striped, they always find someone in their place for total distribution put up
  10. Dmitry Zverev 16 January 2020 15: 43 New
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    Have clandestine lords got extra zloty? Chastity (Charming).
    Voivode Blaschak scared Russia a great deal)
  11. Pux-m 16 January 2020 16: 55 New
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    What does the Poles not live in peace? Eternally whining hysteria .. Cherchel had rights calling them the "Hyena of Europe."
  12. Zaurbek 16 January 2020 20: 18 New
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    They quickly change their shoes .... a month ago, they said that the F16wiper is better.
  13. Lord of the Sith 16 January 2020 21: 37 New
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    The gentry straightened up))

    And what will they pay? Canola, apples, Ukrainian migrant workers?))