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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.

Germany discuss the f-35 Acquisition plan
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Germany discuss the f-35 Acquisition plan

Germany plans to replace its Luftwaffe’s ageing Tornado fleet. the F-35 and Eurofighter Electronic Combat Role (ECR) are the most probable options.

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

WSJ: UAE Threatens to Pull Out of $23 Billion F-35 Deal With U.S.
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WSJ: UAE Threatens to Pull Out of $23 Billion F-35 Deal With U.S.

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) threatens to back out of a $23 billion contract to acquire American-made F-35 fighter jets, Reaper drones, and other sophisticated weapons.

Finland Chose F-35A
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Finland Chose F-35A

On Friday, the government of non-NATO Finland announced that it had chosen the F-35 fighter jets to replace the current fleet of F/A-18 Hornets.

UAE Keeps F-35 on Table after $ 19.2 billion Rafale Deal
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UAE Keeps F-35 on Table after $ 19.2 billion Rafale Deal

The UAE Ministry of Defence said the acquisition of French Rafale fighter jets would complement its planned purchase of American F-35 fighter jets.

Spain Denies Ordering F-35 Fighter Jets
Air

Spain Denies Ordering F-35 Fighter Jets

Spain has put an end to rumours about buying the American F-35 stealth fighter by stating that all efforts were concentrated on the FCAS.

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

U.S. Turkey Dispute to Resolve F-35 Issue
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U.S. Turkey Dispute to Resolve F-35 Issue

According to the Pentagon, the United States and Turkey have had another round of discussions to address the disagreement over Ankara’s exclusion from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme.

The UAE Air Chief visits Israel to Observe the 'Blue Flag' Drill
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The UAE Air Chief visits Israel to Observe the 'Blue Flag' Drill

UAE Air Force chief al-Alawi visited Israel to meet with IAF chief Amikam Norkin. Israel opposes the UAE acquiring F-35s unless it gets F-22s.

Israel’s “Blue Flag” Exercise Began in Uvda Air Base
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Israel’s “Blue Flag” Exercise Began in Uvda Air Base

Israel’s international bi-annual “Blue Flag” exercise is held at Uvda Air Force Base, with seven air forces and will last until Thursday, October 28th.

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