Trump Administration Approves Potential F-35 Sale To Poland

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Trump Administration Approves Potential F-35 Sale To Poland
​The sale is expected to involve 32 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and cost around $6.5 billion.
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The Trump administration has formally notified Congress that it approved a potential sale of F-35 fighter jets to Poland.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the news to lawmakers on Tuesday. The sale is expected to involve 32 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, with an estimated cost of around $6.5 billion.

In a statement, the Defense Department said: "This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a NATO ally, which is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe." It also said the potential sale would give Poland "a credible defense capability to deter aggression in the region and ensure interoperability with U.S. forces."

The Trump administration recently announced it would restrict sales of F-35 jets to Turkey after the country bought Russian air defense systems.

The DOD said the notification of the potential sale to Poland does not mean that it's a done deal.