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Leonardo undeterred by Poland’s F-35 intentions

31st May 2019 - 14:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The Eurofighter Typhoon consortium bid, led by Leonardo, to replace Poland’s Soviet era MiG-29 and Su-22 jets remains on track despite the Eastern European country formally issuing a F-35A quotation request to the US government.

Leonardo is awaiting the next phase of the original procurement, which is still to be communicated to industry by the Polish MoD, after an RfI phase closed last year.

Poland's decision to introduce a new approach, by way of running a potential F-35A deal as a US backed FMS, means that the original competition will still stand but any contract winner will produce fewer

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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