Poland Wants to Expand its Fleet

Poland Wants to Expand its Fleet 11 September, 2019


Warsaw intends to expand its fleet of combat-proven C-130 transport aircraft to 10 within five years. Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced that his ministry “sent two letters of request today” to the United States regarding Poland’s plan to acquire C-130H Hercules transport aircraft and a batch of Javelin anti-tank missile systems. Under the request, Poland plans to buy five more C-130H in addition to its existing fleet of five Hercules aircraft.

The Polish Air Force received its first of five-second hand C-130E tactical transport planes on March, 2009. Originally ordered by the U.S. Air Force in 1970, Poland’s aircraft were refurbished by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems in Waco, Texas. The fleet to remain in use for another 20 years.

Poland Wants to Expand its Fleet

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