US to sale 32 F 35 stealth fighter jets worth $6.5 billion to foreign country Air Force
WASHINGTON - The US Department of State has signed off on the sale of 32 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets to Poland in a deal valued at $6.5 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a press release on Wednesday.
"Poland has requested to buy thirty-two (32) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) Aircraft and thirty-three (33) Pratt & Whitney F-135 Engines," the release said. "The estimated cost is $6.5 billion."
DSCA delivered the required certification notifying the US Congress of this possible sale on Tuesday, the release said.
Earlier this year, the Polish military rolled out a $48.5 billion framework to modernise the country's armed forces link 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. -Sputnik