Mariusz Błaszczak mentioned on the X platform that the delivery of the eleventh and twelfth light, multi-role fighter jets, assembled by Poland and developed by Korea Aerospace Industries, ‘will immediately bolster the capabilities of the Polish air force.’
“We have completed the first stage of deliveries of FA-50 aircraft. The 11th and 12th copies arrived in Warsaw. The machines will urgently strengthen the capabilities of the Polish Air Force,” wrote Błaszczak on X.
The first among the 12 aircraft arrived in Poland in July.
These fighter jets will be directed to the airbase in Mińsk Mazowiecki, located in eastern Poland, where they will replace the MiG-29s, some of which were transferred to Ukraine.
The next shipment will consist of 36 aircraft in an upgraded version called FA-50PL, tailored to the specific requirements of the Polish Air Force.
The Ministry of National Defense emphasized that the FA-50PL aircraft will serve various functions, including patrolling the Polish airspace and participating in missions alongside allied aircraft.
Deliveries of FA-50PL are set to commence in 2025 and conclude within two to three years.