Air International 2020-06
K.Chapman - Poland's New Look
The number of 'Hind' operators in Europe is slowly decreasing and, with the ongoing Kruk programme, it's likely Poland will be one of the next countries to part ways with this Cold War veteran.
Concept art depicting what the AW101 will look like in Polish naval service.
A Polish Air Force F-16C-52+ in flight. The country operates a total of 48 Fighting Falcons.
In December 2019, Poland took delivery of four Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawks for special forces use.
The crew of a Polish Air Force C-130E Hercules, serial 1504 (c/n 4415), monitors the start sequence during Exercise Red Flag Alaska at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, in June 2012.
A pair of Polish Air Force M346 'Bielik' advanced jet trainers inflight. By 2022, the service will operate a total of 16 of these aircraft.
Sukhoi SU-22M4, serial 8309 (c/n 28309), belonging to 21.BLT, peels off from a formation in support of Exercise Spring Storm at Amari air base, Estonia, in May 2016. Poland's Su-22 and MiG-29 fleets will be replaced by the F-35A during this decade.
The Polish Air Force operates two Gulfstream G550s, serials 0001 (c/n 5547) and 0002 (c/n 5554), in a VIP transport role.
US Marine Corps personnel recover an RQ-21A Blackjack after a flight during the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course at the Canon Air Defense Complex in Yuma, Arizona, in September 2019.
President of Poland Andrzej Duda speaks in front of a F-35A Lightning II during the signing ceremony on January 31, 2020.
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning Ils from Hill Air Force Base fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range in 2017. The Polish Air Force will begin receiving its own examples from 2024.