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The Polish Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II combat aircraft were officially in production at Lockheed Martin’s facilities on 12 April 2023.

The original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Lockheed Martin, will now produce the standard Nato combat aircraft, the F-35A conventional take-off, and landing (CTOL) aircraft, which will be delivered to Poland from 2024 through to 2030.

The first component, the center fuselage wing assembly (CWA) represents approximately one-quarter of the aircraft’s fuselage. The aircraft’s wings are attached to the CWA during the final assembly, which takes place at the Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

This milestone in Poland’s F-35 program was highlighted when Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited the facility in the state of Georgia to learn more about Lockheed Martin’s efforts to support Poland’s armed forces.

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Poland will receive 32 F-35s equipped with Technology Refresh 3 (TR-3) and Block 4 capabilities. TR-3 represents the most significant evolution in capabilities to date for the F-35, including increased computing power, sensor capability, weapons capacity and more. With its unmatched data-sharing capabilities, the F-35 will connect national security platforms into a cohesive network that provides awareness across the 21st-century security battlespace and enables a clear decision-making advantage.

Lockheed Martin has supported Poland for more than 20 years, providing a variety of defense and security programs including Air Sovereignty Operation Centers, sniper advanced targeting pods, Black Hawk helicopters, and supporting pilot, maintainer, and soldier training through live and simulation-based training environments.

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