Poland listed the first U.S. advance payment for F-35 fighters


The operational center of the Polish Ministry of Defense confirms the information published in the Polish media about the transfer by Warsaw of the first advance payment under the F-35 fighter acquisition program.


Deputy Minister of Defense of Poland Wojciech Skurkiewicz:

The budget that is planned for the implementation of the project of our participation in the fifth generation F-35 fighter program for 2020 is PLN 1,952 (about $ 460 million). This is about 11% of the total contract value.

It turns out that the full amount of the contract for Poland is about $ 4,18 billion.

Also, the Ministry of Defense of Poland confirms the transfer of the United States of about $ 500 million under a contract to modernize the country's air defense system. The total amount in this case is $ 4,6 billion.

Polish Ministry of Defense:

The American side received the initial payment in accordance with the FMS procedure necessary to begin the implementation of the contract for the purchase of F-35 aircraft for our Air Force. We cannot provide any other information at the moment, since the parameters of the contract are protected by privacy law.

The only thing the military department notes is that we are talking about a contract for the purchase of F-35A fighters for the Polish Air Force with the latest software versions. At the same time, deliveries of the F-35 to Poland have not yet begun.

Earlier materials appeared in the Polish press about the readiness of Warsaw to acquire 41 F-35 fighter jets. If so, then one such American aircraft will cost the Polish side $ 102 million.

Full payment under the contract is planned until 2030.

I must say that a few months ago in Poland they tried to talk about whether they needed such an expensive contract. Now it becomes clear that the Polish elites in the end simply complied with the directive of those who resolve political issues in this country.
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  1. Closer and closer are “penguins” at our borders ... And it seems that we do not live in Antarctica ...
    1. figwam 14 May 2020 09: 05 New
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      So, in contrast, you need to deploy the Su-35 or Su-57 regiment in the western direction.
      1. It is necessary ... Just to begin with, at least to equip the Su 57 regiment ... How much is this? 40 cars somewhere? I think the Poles will finish their purchases before.
        1. Ros 56 14 May 2020 09: 30 New
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          So aim the Caliber division there, let the Poles compete with them.
        2. figwam 14 May 2020 09: 31 New
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          No, the regiment is now in my opinion 21 aircraft
        3. Cyril G ... 14 May 2020 09: 49 New
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          We have a bunch of two-squadron regiments taking place to be, as far as I remember ..
          Squadron - 12 sides. Regiment from 24 cars.
      2. really 14 May 2020 09: 16 New
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        You might think there is nothing there, only U-2. Moreover, everyone here knows that the F-35 is nonsense, visible to all radars, and 700 critical shortcomings do not allow it to fly up laughing
        1. Sky strike fighter 14 May 2020 11: 01 New
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          Quote: really
          You might think there is nothing there, only U-2. Moreover, everyone here knows that the F-35 is nonsense, visible to all radars, and 700 critical shortcomings do not allow it to fly up laughing


          The F-35 has a lot of drawbacks. That's for sure.
          Robert Behler, Director of Testing and Technical Assessment at the Pentagon, responsible for testing and certification of new military equipment, announced 873 defects that occur in the design and electronic systems of the F-35. His 14-page report contains a detailed description of various kinds of flaws. Among the most serious technical problems are the following:

          - flaws (over 4700) in the ALIS autonomous data transmission system - the pride of Lockheed Martin Corporation, the manufacturer of the F-35. This system is a kind of "core" of the entire electronic filling of the aircraft and provides, inter alia, communication with other combat units during any operations.

          - static tests of the deck F-35B showed unsatisfactory results and should be continued.

          - power structures of the airframe should be made by laser cutting of metal, to increase the strength and wear resistance of the fighter.

          - cracks appear on the case, near the exit of the aircraft gun. In addition, there are questions to the accuracy of the gun itself.

          - The cyber security of the fighter should be enhanced.

          - F-35 maintenance costs remain high, although earlier they were expected to decrease.

          https://topcor.ru/14611-vsego-lish-873-defekta-nemeckie-smi-ob-istrebitele-f-35.html
    2. Ross xnumx 14 May 2020 10: 03 New
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      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Closer and closer are “penguins” at our borders ... And it seems that we do not live in Antarctica ...

      This is a huge plus: all flights of the Polish F-35s will serve as a good training for the air defense systems of the Russian Federation and Belarus ... yes
  2. NEXUS 14 May 2020 08: 55 New
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    Pole fighter pilot is funny. As in one film it was, I thought you were an ace, and you are u-dvas.
    1. In vain you are so ...

      Stanislav Salsky. Only 18 personal victories. Of these, 4 during the September 1939 company. He fought in the skies of Poland, Europe (England for sure). He has many military awards.
      1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 09: 16 New
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        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        Stanislav Salsky. Only 18 personal victories. Of these, 4 during the September 1939 company. He fought in the skies of Poland, Europe (England for sure). He has many military awards.

        One nuance, during the Great Patriotic War and before it, Poland represented at least some kind of military force, unlike today.
        And for me, the fighting fuse and the spirit of all of Europe disappeared during the First World War. Why? But remember how long Hitler crushed the whole of Europe for himself.
        1. Are we talking about a Pole fighter or pan-European mistakes on the eve of World War II?
          1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 09: 27 New
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            Quote: Leader of the Redskins
            Are we talking about a Pole fighter or pan-European mistakes on the eve of World War II?

            Dear, you gave an example of a Pole pilot of the Second World War ... I told you about that time and answered that until today, then again, I have clearly and clearly explained what kind of fighters the Europeans are now.
            1. Greenwood 14 May 2020 09: 46 New
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              Quote: NEXUS
              I clearly and clearly explained what warriors are Europeans now.
              Do you think the Russian army has kept its combat potential at the same level as it was in 1945?
              1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 09: 47 New
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                Quote: Greenwood
                Do you think the Russian army has kept its combat potential at the same level as it was in 1945?

                You ask this question to the Syrian contingent, or to those who fought in Chechnya, or in Georgia ... yeah
              2. Ross xnumx 14 May 2020 10: 09 New
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                Quote: Greenwood
                Do you think the Russian army has kept its combat potential at the same level as it was in 1945?

                I’ll tell you bluntly: the combat potential of Russia is an order of magnitude higher than the combat potential of the 1945 Red Army. You pose the question incorrectly. It should sound like this:
                Is the highest military command and power ready to be guided by the interests of the Russian state and the Russian people in the conduct of global wars?
                1. Vasya17 15 May 2020 07: 25 New
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                  global war ends with a nuclear apocalypse. Are you ready to burn in nuclear hell? or a couple of days to die in agony from radiation sickness, while watching how your skin comes off from your loved ones and your hair and teeth fall out?
    2. Ros 56 14 May 2020 09: 32 New
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      It’s you in vain, they fought well for England.
      1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 09: 35 New
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        Quote: Ros 56
        It’s you in vain, they fought well for England.

        Why are you so stubborn then? They fought during World War II ... and by the way, with such vaunted Air Force for how much Poland went under Hitler, do not remind?
        1. Ros 56 14 May 2020 09: 37 New
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          Someone ruined the mood?
          1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 09: 38 New
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            Quote: Ros 56
            Someone ruined the mood?

            Quarantine with coronovirus ... straight from the morning until the first coffee ...
            1. Ros 56 14 May 2020 09: 41 New
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              Found a problem, swipe the glass and go for a walk, admire people from afar, breathe fresh air and everything will pass. At least nobody is catching us, but impudence is also useless.
              1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 09: 45 New
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                Quote: Ros 56
                Found a problem, wave a glass and go for a walk

                The liver can’t stand such walks anymore ... fellow

                Quote: Ros 56
                At least nobody is catching us, but impudence is also useless.

                And we have everything as in a reservation, wearing masks and gloves ... and it doesn’t matter that these masks do not protect in any way, but only exacerbate the likelihood of infection.
                1. Ros 56 14 May 2020 09: 49 New
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                  The liver can’t stand such walks anymore ...

                  Well, right, she has no legs. lol
    3. voyaka uh 14 May 2020 09: 54 New
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      "Pole Pilot Fighter Is Funny" ///
      ----
      It’s funny not to know the story. During the Second World War alone, during the Second World War, there were five squadrons of fighters composed only of Polish pilots. And in the US Air Force there were also many Polish aces.
      1. NEXUS 14 May 2020 09: 59 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        It's funny not to know the story

        It is ridiculous to pull facts by the ears, thinking that the smartest. I repeat the question, FOR WHAT TIME POLAND Lied under Hitler? And the second question, FOR WHAT TIME DOES ALL EUROPE LIE UNDER THE THIRD REICH?
        Quote: voyaka uh
        During the Second World War alone, during the Second World War, there were five squadrons of fighters composed only of Polish pilots.

        It is very funny if you turn on your head a little and remember that even Elizabeth 2 with her dad were terry fascists. Or provide you with a photo in the form of evidence?
      2. aszzz888 14 May 2020 10: 54 New
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        voyaka uh (Alexey) Today, 09: 54 NEW
        +2And in the US Air Force there were also many Polish aces.

        Do not пPut tension on the fence. Enough to read the materials.
        US Air Force
        NOT ONE Polish ASSA !!!
        1. white.eagle 14 May 2020 11: 40 New
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          Franciszek Stanisław Gabryszewski
  3. Cowbra 14 May 2020 08: 56 New
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    I wonder how much it will come out ... Mmm, comrade-H, "ovoyaka" ... Something has been said there for a long time for "less than 100 lyam" I’m just not a Jew, I don’t understand, in Hebrew - "stealth "- this is when they do not see promises about" less than 100 lemons apiece, "I already forgot that this bike is 5 years old? And I don’t even remember the sawmill’s love for additional contracts) Oh, wey, oh oh. like in such a kaku. and there it’s all - a warrior ...
    1. really 14 May 2020 09: 18 New
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      Read how much the Su-57 costs, one order of prices
      1. Cowbra 14 May 2020 09: 28 New
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        Less by minus to me in turnips, for on the topic say - nekuya?)))) I will not Alaverdi - you're nobody. SIMPLY. And you do not have turnips - and never will)
      2. NEXUS 14 May 2020 09: 28 New
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        Quote: really
        Read how much the Su-57 costs, one order of prices

        And how much is the SERIAL SU-57 I'm interested in? fellow If you recall that while this is not in nature. fellow
        1. really 14 May 2020 09: 31 New
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          It means even more if the money is spent, but it is not, stealth, however laughing
      3. Cyril G ... 14 May 2020 09: 52 New
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        Judging by the contract, 76 boards are less noticeable.
    2. novel66 14 May 2020 09: 21 New
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      sun yellow sky blue
      spoiling the morning beauty
      Polish Penguin Pilot
      gaining height

      imagines himself invisible
      deputy god on flights
      but locator fumbling
      Russian ensign looks "who is it?"
  4. APASUS 14 May 2020 09: 11 New
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    a few months ago in Poland they tried to talk about whether they needed such an expensive contract. Now it becomes clear that the Polish elites simply fulfilled the directive of those who solve political issues in this country.

    So it turns out, the money in the pockets of the Poles, the Poles themselves do not belong
    1. knn54 14 May 2020 09: 26 New
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      The State Department approved, What other questions may be?
  5. Sayan 14 May 2020 09: 15 New
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    After reading it, I remembered for some reason - my grandfather and grandmother had a neighbor nicknamed a goose, drove moonshine for sale, so this goose, if the client does not have money, borrowed money for him to buy a bottle of swine from him and this moonshine thumped with him this was the condition of the loan smile Well, of course the debt then returned fully. So the campaign and these "partners" wassat
  6. Vasily Ponomarev 14 May 2020 09: 28 New
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    >. Now it’s becoming clear that the Polish elites in the end simply complied with the directive of those who resolve political issues in this country
    crying what a professional and funny comment, as if everything is wrong with us, or are we already rolling on t14 with might and main?
  7. Vladimir_2U 14 May 2020 09: 33 New
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    PAMs don’t really need a knife
    Soviet Scare the Russian threat
    and sell what you like!
    1. Pete mitchell 14 May 2020 11: 03 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      PAMs don’t really need a knife Soviet Scare the Russian threat and sell whatever you want!

      wink classic, she’s forever
  8. King3214 14 May 2020 09: 36 New
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    The money allocated by the EU for the development of the Polish economy.
    The Poles decided that the development of the US economy is more important.
    How to look at it in the EU?
    1. Vladimir_2U 14 May 2020 11: 09 New
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      Quote: King3214
      The Poles decided that the development of the US economy is more important
      Poles understand the economy! The main thing is that our government would not be like Poles.
  9. Avior 14 May 2020 09: 38 New
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    There seems to be a mistake in the article
    Poles like 32 f-35 bought.
    And the price of the contract is not the price of the plane, the plane is much cheaper
  10. Cyril G ... 14 May 2020 09: 55 New
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    I met infa that with the operation of the F-16 in Poland, big troubles. The average combat readiness coefficient in the region of 30-40 percent was called
  11. A.TOR 14 May 2020 10: 06 New
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    I wonder how much more will they write about the "implementation of the directives" of America by Europe?
    1. AlexVas44 14 May 2020 10: 27 New
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      Apparently they will write until these directives arrive and are implemented. That is the question...
  12. V.I.P. 14 May 2020 10: 25 New
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    Poland spend a lot of money on rearmament. Moreover, he buys modern and expensive designs.
    I can’t understand where they got the money from ??? Apart from apples, they do not have natural resources .... What do they sell (produce) such that people live normally and spend so much on defense?
    1. voyaka uh 14 May 2020 11: 09 New
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      They have developed a diverse civilian industry, closely associated with German. Lots of new assembly plants.
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      5-9 14 May 2020 11: 35 New
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      EU subsidies ... but something tells me that they are already ending :)))
      Well, the Germans bought up the entire economy, respectively - investments, jobs ... with Poland's economy, everything is just more or less normal ... well, who owns this question is different
    3. Vasya17 15 May 2020 07: 34 New
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      Poland’s GDP is only 3 times less than the GDP of Russia with all its natural resources, so money is earned there.
  13. Vitauts 14 May 2020 10: 32 New
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    The Polish Air Force will actually be able to dominate the region over Russia.
    1. Forest 14 May 2020 11: 03 New
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      Over Ukraine for sure, for the rest you need a modern aircraft without 350 defects)
      1. Alex_You 14 May 2020 12: 00 New
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        So much more modern? And the Poles buy the F-35A the easiest. The most problematic is the naval F-35C.
        1. Forest 14 May 2020 12: 42 New
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          https://topwar.ru/147272-nedetskie-bolezni-966-problem-istrebitelja-f-35.html
  14. rotmistr60 14 May 2020 10: 55 New
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    You can’t forbid living beautifully, all the more so because part of the EU’s money. That is why who in Europe has the most noise about the threat from Russia? That's right, from Poland and the Baltic Limitrophs. It is necessary to somehow justify the militarization of their country and the leasing of their territories to US bases.
  15. Forest 14 May 2020 11: 01 New
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    "The acquisition for the Polish Air Force of F-35A fighters with the latest software versions at the moment" - they would write more precisely with software patches)
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    5-9 14 May 2020 11: 33 New
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    Very inexpensive ... for 102 lyama .... even if it’s without an engine price, as in contracts with Petagon :)))
  17. To be or not to be 14 May 2020 11: 36 New
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    ELEPHANT AND MOSCOW
    Through the streets of the Elephant they drove,
    As you can see,
    It’s known that Elephants are a curiosity with us -
    There were crowds of onlookers behind the Elephant.
    From nowhere, meet Moska them.
    Seeing the Elephant, well, to him to rush,
    And bark, and scream, and tear,
    Well, and climbs into a fight with him.
    "Neighbor, stop being shameful,"
    Her mongrel says: “Do you care about Elephant?
    Look, you're wheezing, and he goes to himself.
    Forward
    And she doesn’t notice your barking at all. ”-
    "Eh, eh!" Pug replies to her:
    "This is what gives me the spirit,
    That I, absolutely without a fight,
    I can get into big bully.

    Let the dogs say:
    “Ay, Pug! know she is strong
    What bark at the Elephant! ”
  18. Alex_You 14 May 2020 11: 57 New
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    Well, in the mid-90s, the Poles barefoot goals, they went to Ukraine for purchases.
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    Quote: figvam
    So, in contrast, you need to deploy the Su-35 or Su-57 regiment in the western direction.

    "Iskanders" with a nuclear warhead, or rather.
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    Quote: NEXUS
    FOR WHAT TIME DOES ALL EUROPE LIE UNDER THE THIRD REICH?

    it’s just that Europe didn’t have such a reserve of territory as the USSR had to retreat to the Volga and the Caucasus