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F-16 Air Combat Training Center for Jordan
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F-16 Air Combat Training Center for Jordan

The U.S. State Department approved FMS to Jordan for an F-16 Air Combat Training Center and related equipment at an estimated cost of $60 million.

US: We Did Not Aim at Affecting the Turkish Defence Sector
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US: We Did Not Aim at Affecting the Turkish Defence Sector

US Ambassador to Turkey David M. Satterfield said that they did not aim at affecting the Turkish defence sector as a whole, but rather specific licences to SSB.

Airbus Wins ESA’s Moon Contract
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Airbus Wins ESA’s Moon Contract

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a further contract with Airbus for the construction of three more European Service Modules (ESM) for Orion.

Two US Destroyers in the Black Sea
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Two US Destroyers in the Black Sea

US Navy sent two destroyers and a replenishment oiler to the Black Sea just days after President Biden confronted Vladimir Putin about Russian policy. For the first time in three years, the US has sent three ships into the Black Sea.

UN Chief in Search for Nuclear Detente between USA and Iran
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UN Chief in Search for Nuclear Detente between USA and Iran

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for the United States and Iran to work together towards a nuclear solution. Guterres said he did not expect a quick outcome.

UK: Wait and See on CAATSA
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UK: Wait and See on CAATSA

The British Ambassador to Turkey, Sir Dominick Chilcott, discussed bilateral relations after Brexit at an online meeting organised by the DMD.

F-35 Sale to UAE is Ripped Off
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F-35 Sale to UAE is Ripped Off

The UAE signed a deal to purchase up to 50 F-35 and 18 MQ-9 Reaper drones from the U.S. just an hour before President Joe Biden was inaugurated.

Avril Haines Becomes Biden’s DNI
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Avril Haines Becomes Biden’s DNI

Avril Haines is confirmed to lead 18 intelligence agencies and units, including the CIA and NSA. She is the first Jewish person to take this position.