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US fighter sales have grown by 13% in the last year

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has announced via Twitter that Poland is planning to purchase 32 F-35 fighter aircraft. Warsaw needs to replace the old planes of the Soviet era and looks with suspicion at the aggressiveness of Russia. Poland is among the NATO's countries that spend at least 2% of GDP on defense and now has decided to increase military spending to 2.5% of national wealth in coming years, to push it up to 80 billion zlotys, 21 billions of dollars, by 2032.

With Poland, the audience of the countries that obtain the multi-role fighter produced by Lockheed Martin is still expanding. Yesterday the American president Donald Trump announced Japan will purchase the F-35 planes (see AVIONEWS). The US State Department has stated that US arms sales to foreign governments have increased by 13% to USD 192.3 bn in the last year.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency