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F-16: The Next Step Forward
Analysis

F-16: The Next Step Forward

Approved a $23 billion package of F-16s provides crucial progress for the fleet enhancement of the TuRAF. The focus shifts to the next steps.

Türkiye Receives Congress Approval to Procure F-16s
Air Bilateral Relations

Türkiye Receives Congress Approval to Procure F-16s

Turkiye's $23 billion new F-16 Viper procurement and modernisation kit procurement request from the United States received approval from Congress.

TuRAF Goes for Northrop Grumman's IVEWS E/W Systems
Modernisation E/W

TuRAF Goes for Northrop Grumman's IVEWS E/W Systems

Turkish Air Force chooses Northrop Grumman's AN/ALQ-257 Integrated Viper Electronic Warfare Suite (IVEWS) for Turkish f-16s.

U.S. Senator Seeks to Block F-16 Sale to Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations

U.S. Senator Seeks to Block F-16 Sale to Turkiye

A Republican Senator for Kentucky, Rand Paul, has submitted a joint resolution opposing the proposed sale of military equipment to Turkiye on Monday.

Nuland Mentions Green Light for F-35 in Case Turkiye Solves S-400
Air Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Nuland Mentions Green Light for F-35 in Case Turkiye Solves S-400

U.S. Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland stated that Turkiye could be an F-35 customer once the S-400 problem is solved.

U.S. to Sell F-16 to Turkiye with a price tag of $23.0 Billion
Air Weapon / Missile E/W Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

U.S. to Sell F-16 to Turkiye with a price tag of $23.0 Billion

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Turkiye of F-16 Acquisition and Modernisation and related equipment for an estimated cost of $23.0 billion.

Biden Pushes U.S. Congress to Approve F-16 Sale to Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations

Biden Pushes U.S. Congress to Approve F-16 Sale to Turkiye

U.S. President Joe Biden’s White House sent a letter to members of Congress on Wednesday urging approval of F-16 aircraft and modernisation kits to Turkiye.

Turkiye to wait until Sweden’s NATO Process is Completed
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy Air

Turkiye to wait until Sweden’s NATO Process is Completed

The U.S. State Department underlined that Turkiye’s F-16 acquisition process would wait until Sweden’s NATO admission process is completed.

Turkish Parliament Ratifies Sweden’s membership to NATO
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Turkish Parliament Ratifies Sweden’s membership to NATO

The Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) voted for Sweden’s NATO accession protocol. The approval is expected to give a path to new F-16 negotiations.

Thailand Plans Acquiring 12 New Fighter Jets
Air

Thailand Plans Acquiring 12 New Fighter Jets

The Royal Thai Air Force plans to submit a proposal to purchase new fighter jets once RTAF presents its next strategy paper.

Turkish Air-To-Air Missiles at Their Final Stages
Weapon / Missile Air

Turkish Air-To-Air Missiles at Their Final Stages

Bozdoğan and Gökdoğan air-to-air missiles produced for the Turkish Air Force are ready for acceptance tests.

Denmark May Delay F-16 Delivery to Ukraine
Air

Denmark May Delay F-16 Delivery to Ukraine

Denmark’s donation of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine will be delayed until the second quarter of 2024.

Pakistan Wants Chinese J-31 Stealth Fighters
Air Bilateral Relations

Pakistan Wants Chinese J-31 Stealth Fighters

According to PAF Commander Marshal Zahir Ahmed Babar’s statement, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is interested in acquiring the J-31 stealth fighter jet.

Ukrainian Pilots Will Start Flying F-16s by the End of 2024
Air

Ukrainian Pilots Will Start Flying F-16s by the End of 2024

The Pentagon stated that the Ukrainian pilot’s F-16 fighter jet training is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.