Poland officially signed a Foreign Military Sales Agreement to buy 32 F-35A. worth $4.6 billion. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the price tag. The original State Department approval allowed for a price as high as $6.5 billion.
Delivery is scheduled to being in 2024.
Low-rate initial production (LRIP) lot 13 F-35As are already priced below $80 million a copy (including engines) for the so-called flyaway cost. FMS deals include logistics, training and other support. The F-35As will replace existing Sukhoi Su-22 and Mikoyan MiG-29 Russian aircraft. Poland already flies 48 F-16s.
Besides, Poland signed a $4.8 billion deal with the U.S. for Patriot batteries in 2018.