On Monday, the head of the Ministry of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak announced that on Friday in Dęblin (eastern Poland) an agreement will be signed to buy 32 state-of-the-art fifth generation F-35 fighters for the Polish air force. According to Blaszczak, Poland will sign a contract with Lockheed Martin worth USD 4.6 billion (EUR 4.17 billion). As PAP reminds, according to the declarations made by Lockheed Martin last year, Poland could receive its first F-35s in 2024. "This week (Polish Defence) Minister Blaszczak will sign the agreement to buy 32 American F-35s. I’m proud that the U.S. is sharing the latest defense technology with key allies. F-35 fighters will
enhance Poland’s interoperability with U.S. forces and our partnership for common security" Ambassador Mosbacher wrote on Twitter.