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This is great for Poland. The aircraft will definitely be new build.
Keesje, the US and Poland are allies. I doubt if there was much pressure. And it all comes down to this, which company is LEAST likely to screw over the Polish. Sorry pal, but history shows that Poland can't really rely on the French or Swedish. Lockheed provided the best options, and these planes may be built under license in Poland, therefore helping their economy. Saab and Dassault simply couldn't provide this. How do I know? I get Polish television via satellite and heard the news myself as well as discussions that followed.
I guess Dassault could try to sue Poland!
Or is it that you are jealous that Poland's F-16s will be more advanced and powerful than yours?
L-188, yes, Poland will take the German MiG-29s and along with their own, they will operate side by side with the F-16s. That's quite interesting. Decades ago, those two types were developed to destroy each other. Now they will fly together under that same glorious checkerboard emblem.
LONG LIVE POLAND!
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