The first F-35A fighter aircraft to be produced for Poland entered production on the F-35 mid-wing assembly line in Georgia.
The first F-35A fighter aircraft to be produced for the Polish Air Force has officially entered production on the F-35 mid-wing assembly line in Georgia. This milestone was highlighted when Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited the facility to learn more about Lockheed Martin’s efforts to support the Polish Armed Forces.
The first component, the center-fuselage wing assembly (CWA), represents about a quarter of the fuselage of the aircraft. In this context, the wings of the aircraft are attached to the CWA during the final assembly at the Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, one of the cities of the US state of Texas.
The first F-35s for Poland will be delivered to the Air Force in 2024. Deliveries will continue until 2030. Poland’s first F-35s will be deployed to Łask Air Base in 2026.
Poland will receive 32 F-35s equipped with TR-3 capabilities. The TR-3 represents the most significant capability development for the F-35 to date, including increased computing power, sensor capability and weapon capability.
Lockheed Martin technologies help Poland defend against external threats while helping to strengthen the country. Employing thousands of highly skilled Poles, Lockheed Martin also supports Poland’s national economic growth.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki toured Lockheed Martin’s Marietta assembly line in Georgia. During the visit, the Prime Minister signed Poland’s first F-35. Mateusz Morawiecki used the following statements in his post on his official Twitter account:
“Polish pilots will receive their first F-35 next year! Polish pilots are NATO’s elite pilots and this is the best fighter aircraft. It will ensure our security.”
Pierwsze F-35 w przyszłym roku trafią do polskich pilotów! Polscy piloci to elita @NATO. To najlepszy samolot bojowy, który zapewni nam bezpieczeństwo.
Polish pilots will receive their first F-35’s next year! Polish pilots are NATO’s elite and this is the best combat aircraft.… pic.twitter.com/u6JApFlNrU
— Mateusz Morawiecki (@MorawieckiM) April 12, 2023