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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.

Belgium to Join Franco-German FCAS Program in 2025
Air Defence Politics

Belgium to Join Franco-German FCAS Program in 2025

Belgium intends to join the German-French Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program.

Spain Abandons F-35, Focuses on European Fighter
Air

Spain Abandons F-35, Focuses on European Fighter

Spain abandoned its initial intention to acquire F-35 stealth fighter jets from the U.S. and focused on adding to its fleet of upgraded Eurofighter Typhoons.

Romania is one step closer to F-35s
Air

Romania is one step closer to F-35s

The Romanian Defense Ministry has sought the approval of parliament to purchase 32 F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets with a 6.5 billion USD price tag.

Minister Guler: The U.S. did a Favour by not Giving the F-35
Air Bilateral Relations

Minister Guler: The U.S. did a Favour by not Giving the F-35

Minister Guler: The U.S. did not give us the F-35. This encouraged us to build our plane. Friendly countries want to become partners in this project.

Japan to Convert C-2 into Gunship
Air Defence Politics

Japan to Convert C-2 into Gunship

The Japanese Ministry of Defence plans to launch a long-range missile from a Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft as part of its defence strategy.

F-35 to Continue with Pratt & Whitney’s F135 Engines
Engine and Transmission Air

F-35 to Continue with Pratt & Whitney’s F135 Engines

Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine received full funding support from the US Senate Appropriations Committee. F135 will be the base for future 6th gen aircraft.

Norway Arms F-35 with GBU-53/B
Ammunition

Norway Arms F-35 with GBU-53/B

The U.S. will sell Small Diameter Bomb II to Norway for an estimated cost of $293 million. Norway will use these bombs in its F-35A fleet.

Thailand Prefers Gripen Over F-16
Air

Thailand Prefers Gripen Over F-16

Rejected by the US to buy F-35s, Thailand prefers Swedish Gripen fighter jets over U.S. F-16s.

GAO Questions Cost Growth and Modernisation Decisions
Air Engine and Transmission Modernisation Country

GAO Questions Cost Growth and Modernisation Decisions

GAO criticises the F-35 aircraft for the late delivery and high programme cost.

Only Half Of the F-35 Fleet is Mission-Ready
Air Logistics

Only Half Of the F-35 Fleet is Mission-Ready

U.S. Air Force JSF Programme Director revealed that only about half of the F-35 fighters in the U.S. fleet are ready to perform war missions.