The US Congress has approved the sale of 32 new F-35 fighter jets to Poland, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Friday.

“The US Congress has approved selling 32 new F-35 jets to Poland,” Blaszczak wrote on Twitter.

“This is one of the last steps prior to signing the contract, but this is not the end of our work yet. We will be conducting negotiations firmly in order to secure the best price,” the minister added.

Blaszczak has expressed hope previously that the final price for the sale will be much lower than the initially negotiated $6.5 billion, and instead will be closer to the price that Belgium paid for its 32 F-35 fighter jets — just over $4 billion.

The US State Department approved the sale of 32 new Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets to Poland for $6.5 billion in early September. The deal also included various command and control, communications, navigation, and logistics systems, and other supporting components for the fighter jets. The consent of Congress was needed.

The Polish military rolled out earlier in the year a $48.5 billion framework to modernise the country’s armed forces up to the year 2026, envisioning replacing Poland’s stocks of Soviet-era Su-22 and MiG-29 fighters with 32 Lockheed Martin F-35s. The planes normally have an estimated price tag of between $94 million and $122 million apiece.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Karel Vd Geest

As each plane is individually slotted into the building program at fort worth, those must be the slots freed up by booting Turkey out of the F35 program. The Netherlands will also take a dozen or so of those slots. Likely, this will mean that even if Turkey is reallowed into the program, it will have to wait a few extra years before any plane will be delivered.

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Moreover, the price tag is just the airframe, the engine and the integration of components : everything built by 3rd parties is to be paid separately.
The 2020 cost per unit on new batches will be $80M added to about $55M to other 3rd parties. And this is not counting the upgrades to bring them to FOC standards once finalised in 2023-2025 (if no further delays)…
At the same time we’ll add plasma stealth making Rafale totally invisible to radars and the Dassault/Airbus FCAS is likely to have its demonstrator airborne😁😁😁😁

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6 billions on overpriced junk

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I let you imagine what the Chinese are doing using the blue-print of F-35’s discarded versions adapted with under-par copies if Flanker’s engines which are already not reputed for their reliability and putting a coating which doesn’t likes air friction directly on the airframe’s composites without fitting hard radar-absorbing plates between… J-20 or J-31 are actually not so cheaper. Russia announces bizarre prices for Su-57, maybe is it the airframe alone as what surfaced from India was more likely around $120M+ and IAF concluded that Su-57 wasn’t stealth. They also say they perfectly see J-20 on their early-warnng radars while… Read more »