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The U.S. Trains F-35 Pilots on Maintenance
Air

The U.S. Trains F-35 Pilots on Maintenance

The U.S. will train its F-35 fighter pilots on basic level aircraft maintenance to enhance the deployability of the fighters.

U.S., Australia and Japan to Hold Trilateral F-35 Training
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

U.S., Australia and Japan to Hold Trilateral F-35 Training

Australia, Japan and the U.S. will conduct joint F-35 fighter training trilaterally. The decision was reached at the Trilateral Defence Ministerial meeting.

Turkiye’s Interest in Eurofighter Continues
Air

Turkiye’s Interest in Eurofighter Continues

Turkish Minister of Defence Yaşar Güler has made statements regarding the process for Eurofighter fighter jets to CNN Türk.

China Offers the J-20 Fighter as an Alternative to F-35
Air

China Offers the J-20 Fighter as an Alternative to F-35

China offers the Chengdu J-20 to the United Arab Emirates as an alternative to the F-35 if the U.S. does not respond clearly.

The U.S. Sent an LOA for the F-35 Lightning II to Greece
Air

The U.S. Sent an LOA for the F-35 Lightning II to Greece

The U.S. sent the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) regarding the F-35 Lightning II aircraft supply to Greece.

Pentagon Introduces AI-Guided Combat Drones
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Unmanned Systems

Pentagon Introduces AI-Guided Combat Drones

The Pentagon has launched a major project to build artificial intelligence-guided Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles.

U.S. Divests 250 Aircraft in 2025, including F-22s
Air

U.S. Divests 250 Aircraft in 2025, including F-22s

The Air Force plans to shrink its total aircraft inventory in fiscal 2025, cutting its plans for new airframes while continuing to retire old platforms.

Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35
Air Country Bilateral Relations

Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35

Turkish Defence Minister Yaşar Güler approached Eurofighter, implying they were not close to the F-35 program.

Former US Ambassador Supports Turkiye Acquiring F-35s
Air Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

Former US Ambassador Supports Turkiye Acquiring F-35s

James Jeffrey, the Former U.S. ambassador to Ankara, supported Turkiye's acquisition of F-35s, underlining that CAATSA is fading away.

USMC’s XQ-58A Valkyrie UCAV Makes Second Test Flight
Unmanned Systems

USMC’s XQ-58A Valkyrie UCAV Makes Second Test Flight

Jet-powered XQ-58A Valkyrie UCAV of the U.S. Marine Corps completed its second flight test in February 2024.

U.S. Opens a New Page on Defence Industry with Turkiye
Air Investment Ammunition Modernisation

U.S. Opens a New Page on Defence Industry with Turkiye

After the Turkish veto on Sweden’s NATO membership was lifted, U.S. officials showed interest in deepening U.S.-Turkiye defence industry relations.

Dutch Court Imposes Sanction to Israel
Bilateral Relations Logistics

Dutch Court Imposes Sanction to Israel

A Dutch Court has ordered the country’s government to suspend deliveries of spare parts for F-35 fighter jets intended for use by Israel in the Gaza Strip.

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.

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.