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TUSAŞ Makes Effort, FIA Loses Blood
Expo and Air Show

TUSAŞ Makes Effort, FIA Loses Blood

Farnborough International Airshow ( FIA) is currently held in Farnborough, United Kingdom. It was last held in 2018, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lockheed Martin to produce 375 F-35 Fighter Jets for USA
Air

Lockheed Martin to produce 375 F-35 Fighter Jets for USA

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin agreed to build about 375 F-35 fighter jets over three years amid expectations that the price of the aircraft would rise.

First South Carolina-Built F-16V Completes Assembly Step
Air Investment

First South Carolina-Built F-16V Completes Assembly Step

Lockheed Martin has released a photo of the first F-16V Block 70/72 fighter to emerge from the significant assembly step in Greenville, South Carolina.

Athens Officially Requests F-35
Air Bilateral Relations

Athens Officially Requests F-35

Greece has asked for the acquisition of 20 F-35A aircraft and another 20 conditional from the US. According to Greek TV Channel SKAI’s exclusive news, the official request letter which is called Letter of Request (LoR) for the acquisition of the F35 was signed in Athens recently.

“Stop F-35” campaign gains strength in Switzerland
Air

“Stop F-35” campaign gains strength in Switzerland

Switzerland is facing a movement against acquiring the F-35 stealth fighter jet in the country. The government decided to buy 36 F-35A fighter jets.

Turkiye negotiates Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO
Defence Politics

Turkiye negotiates Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO

Turkish authorities leaked their wish list to the public for the lifting of Finland and Sweden’s veto on NATO membership.

WSJ: Biden Asks Congress to Approve New Weapons Deal With Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations

WSJ: Biden Asks Congress to Approve New Weapons Deal With Turkiye

According to Wall Street Journal, U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress to approve weapon sales to Turkiye. The daily defines bilateral relations as "Ankara's role in the Ukraine conflict has helped repair frayed ties with Washington and could set the stage for sale of F-16 jet fighters."

Leonardo’s M-346 is certified as a trainer jet for Polish F-16 and F-35
Air

Leonardo’s M-346 is certified as a trainer jet for Polish F-16 and F-35

The Leonardo M-346 Master has been certified by the US USAF as a jet trainer for future F-16 and F-35 fighter pilots in Poland.

Turkey to Send New Letter to the USA for F-16 Block 70
Air

Turkey to Send New Letter to the USA for F-16 Block 70

Turkey will send a letter to the United States to acquire F-16 Block 70. The F-16 Block 70 talks between two countries were held in March.

Canada Decides to Acquire Lockheed Martin’s F-35
Air

Canada Decides to Acquire Lockheed Martin’s F-35

Canada has picked Lockheed Martin (LM) as the preferred bidder to supply 88 new fighter jets. Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi said Monday that the U.S. company is set to win a multibillion-dollar contract in a clear sign. Ottawa’s decision indicates that LM’s F-35s will replace Boeing’s CF-18s.

Japan and the U.S. Hold F-35 Stealth Fighter Joint Drill For the First Time
Air

Japan and the U.S. Hold F-35 Stealth Fighter Joint Drill For the First Time

The Japan Air Self-Defence Force announced that it had undertaken its first joint exercise with the USAF, employing their respective F-35A fighters.

Finland Counters Russia by inking a deal for U.S. F-35 stealth jets
Air Bilateral Relations

Finland Counters Russia by inking a deal for U.S. F-35 stealth jets

The northern European country, which borders Russia, Finland has agreed to buy dozens of F-35 fighter jets from the United States, demonstrating its military's close relations with NATO at a time of high tension in Europe between the West and Russia. The historically neutral country during the Cold War agreed to buy 64 Lockheed Martin’s stealth jets for $9.4 billion on Friday.

Romania to Continue Aviation Modernisation with F-35s
Air

Romania to Continue Aviation Modernisation with F-35s

After purchasing second-hand fighter jets from Portugal and Norway, Romania will continue to upgrade its air force.

F-35s Get a Flawed $14 Billion Software Upgrade
Air

F-35s Get a Flawed $14 Billion Software Upgrade

Bloomberg reports that a new evaluation by the military's testing division states that a $14 billion Pentagon software upgrade for F-35 warplanes.