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Amid growing tensions with Russia, Poland says it's going to buy 32 F-35 fighter jets

F 35U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman R. Alex Durbin

  • Poland's defense minister says his country will buy 32 F-35A fighters to replace Soviet-era jets.
  • Warsaw is one of a number of European countries bulking up its defenses amid heightened tensions with Russia.
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WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland plans to buy 32 Lockheed Martin F-35A fighters to replace Soviet-era jets, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Tuesday, amid the growing assertiveness of neighbour Russia.

"Today we sent a request for quotation (LOR) to our American partners regarding the purchase of 32 F-35A aircraft along with a logistics and training package," Blaszczak tweeted.

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