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Akar: Turkish F-35s Standing in Hangar
Air Bilateral Relations

Akar: Turkish F-35s Standing in Hangar

Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar stated that six F-35A Lightning II fighters produced for Turkey are kept in the hangar. Speaking to Turkish daily Milliyet, Akar said the future of these aircraft is also negotiated. Six F-35A Lightning II type fighter jets produced by Lockheed Martin of the USA for the Turkish Air Force Command were not shipped to Turkey due to CAATSA. Emphasizing that a Turkish delegation will go to the USA for the F-35 issue in the coming days, Minister Akar announced that six F-35s produced for Turkey are kept in the hangar.

Norwegian F-35 takes over NATO’s QRA mission from F-16
Air Country

Norwegian F-35 takes over NATO’s QRA mission from F-16

The Royal Norwegian Air Force's F-35s have officially taken over the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) mission, which served Norway and NATO for 42 years.

Thailand Considers Acquiring F-35 Fighters Rather than Saab
Air

Thailand Considers Acquiring F-35 Fighters Rather than Saab

According to the Royal Thai Air Force’s commander-in-chief buying eight F-35 stealth fighter jets from the U.S. would strengthen the country’s defence.

France Sold Second-Hand Rafale to Croatia
Air Bilateral Relations

France Sold Second-Hand Rafale to Croatia

French Minister for Armed Forces Florance Parly announced that Croatia has just inked the deal to acquire 12 Rafale from France from her Twitter account.

SDT Starts Serial Manufacturing of F-16 MEP Training Pod
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

SDT Starts Serial Manufacturing of F-16 MEP Training Pod

SDT Space & Defence Technologies Inc. (SDT) has been awarded a serial manufacturing order for the F-16 Ammunition Training Pod (F-16 MEP), formerly known as the Air Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation (ACMI) System. The air-air and air-ground combat training pod, which is utilised in the training of Air Force fighter pilots, was nationalised by the firm. The Turkish Air Force has placed an order for 60 units. In addition, the business has begun export discussions. The pod is mounted on F-16 and similar airborne platforms as an external pod form.

Turkey may Acquire second-hand F-16 Block 10 from Denmark
Air

Turkey may Acquire second-hand F-16 Block 10 from Denmark

According to Danish Radio, Danish Defence intends to sell 16 to 24 of its 43 F-16 fighter jets before the arrival of its complete force of F-35s in 2025.

The F-16 Fired SOM-J, Aksungur, and Akıncı UCAV will be the Next Users
Weapon / Missile

The F-16 Fired SOM-J, Aksungur, and Akıncı UCAV will be the Next Users

The SOM-J 5th Generation ASuW Missile had its first live-fire test at the Sinop Firing Range with an F-16C aircraft from the 401st Test Fleet Command.

Turkey Has Not Given Up On the F-35, According to Kalin
Air Bilateral Relations

Turkey Has Not Given Up On the F-35, According to Kalin

According to Turkey’s Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın, Turkey did not give up its F-35 fighter planes.

Guess the Missing at Israel’s Blue Flag; Jordan
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Bilateral Relations

Guess the Missing at Israel’s Blue Flag; Jordan

Eight countries attended the Blue Flag Aerial Exercise in Israel. United Arab Emirates Air Chief visited the drill, and eight others flew for the drill.

U.S. Made No Financing Offers to Turkey on F-16 Jets
Air Bilateral Relations

U.S. Made No Financing Offers to Turkey on F-16 Jets

The U.S. denied President Erdogan's comment that Washington had made an offer to sell F-16 fighter jets but added that it had not made Turkey a financing.

Turkey is Offered to Acquire F-16 Instead of F-35: Erdoğan
Air Bilateral Relations

Turkey is Offered to Acquire F-16 Instead of F-35: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan briefed Turkey on the F-16 Block70 purchase process. President Erdoğan made this statement before his departure for the Africa Tour that starts with Angola.

Kalın: F-35A Comes to the Agenda if Crisis Over
Air Bilateral Relations

Kalın: F-35A Comes to the Agenda if Crisis Over

Spokesperson to the President of Turkey, İbrahim Kalın, made exclusive statements to Milliyet regarding Turkey’s request to acquire F-16s from the U.S.

Turkey Expects to Receive US Approval for F-16 Sale
Air Bilateral Relations

Turkey Expects to Receive US Approval for F-16 Sale

Turkey expects the Biden administration to respond positively to its request to modernise its F-16 aircraft despite opposition from Armenia and Greece.

Turkey Wants to Buy 40 US F-16 Fighters
Air

Turkey Wants to Buy 40 US F-16 Fighters

According to Reuters, Turkey has requested the US to acquire 40 Lockheed Martin-made F-16 fighter jets and nearly 80 modernization kits for its existing warplanes.