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Turkey is Offered to Acquire F-16 Instead of F-35: Erdoğan
Air Bilateral Relations

Turkey is Offered to Acquire F-16 Instead of F-35: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan briefed Turkey on the F-16 Block70 purchase process. President Erdoğan made this statement before his departure for the Africa Tour that starts with Angola.

Kalın: F-35A Comes to the Agenda if Crisis Over
Air Bilateral Relations

Kalın: F-35A Comes to the Agenda if Crisis Over

Spokesperson to the President of Turkey, İbrahim Kalın, made exclusive statements to Milliyet regarding Turkey’s request to acquire F-16s from the U.S.

Turkey Expects to Receive US Approval for F-16 Sale
Air Bilateral Relations

Turkey Expects to Receive US Approval for F-16 Sale

Turkey expects the Biden administration to respond positively to its request to modernise its F-16 aircraft despite opposition from Armenia and Greece.

Turkey Wants to Buy 40 US F-16 Fighters
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Turkey Wants to Buy 40 US F-16 Fighters

According to Reuters, Turkey has requested the US to acquire 40 Lockheed Martin-made F-16 fighter jets and nearly 80 modernization kits for its existing warplanes.

US Activates F-35 Squadron in Europe
Air Defence Politics

US Activates F-35 Squadron in Europe

U.S. Air Force activated its first squadron of F-35As based in Europe on Oct. 1 at RAF Lakenheath, U.K., as the service prepares to deliver the first fighters.

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin re-adjust F-35 delivery Programme
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Pentagon and Lockheed Martin re-adjust F-35 delivery Programme

The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) and the Lockheed Martin have agreed on an F-35 production rebaseline that ensures predictability and stability in the production process while recovering the aircraft shortfall realized over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

   Macron is also furious at neutral Switzerland over the F-35 deal.
Air Bilateral Relations

Macron is also furious at neutral Switzerland over the F-35 deal.

The trip to France by Federal President Guy Parmelin, which had been planned for six months, falls through the cracks. French President Emmanuel Macron does not want to meet with the Swiss President.

F-35 Surpasses 400,000 Flight Hours Globally
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F-35 Surpasses 400,000 Flight Hours Globally

The global F-35 fleet has achieved 400,000 flight hours. The F-35 availability rate increases while operational costs diminish.

Switzerland Prefers F-35 and Patriot
Air

Switzerland Prefers F-35 and Patriot

Swiss defence ministry announced that the country would defend its skies with Lockheed Martin’s F-35A aircraft and Raytheon’s Patriot air defence system.

Kendall promises to Cut Turkey from F-35 Production
Air Bilateral Relations

Kendall promises to Cut Turkey from F-35 Production

US President Joe Biden’s US Air Force secretary nominee wants to take Turkey completely out of the production line. He also wants to promote US F-35 purchases.

F-35 Becomes the Backbone of USAF
Air

F-35 Becomes the Backbone of USAF

Air Force Chief of Staff told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defence that the F-35 “is the cornerstone of future fighter force and air superiority.”

Stealth fighters to communicate via U-2
E/W Communication

Stealth fighters to communicate via U-2

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the Missile Defence Agency and the U.S. Air Force successfully linked a U-2, five F-35s and an F-22 in air .

US fines Honeywell $13 Million violating ITAR, T-129 Atak’s Engine is among them
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US fines Honeywell $13 Million violating ITAR, T-129 Atak’s Engine is among them

Department of State announced the settlement with Honeywell due to ITAR violations as Honeywell will pay a civil penalty of $13 million.

Turkey Hires Former F-35 Executive
Air Bilateral Relations

Turkey Hires Former F-35 Executive

The Turkish defence industry has hired a former Lockheed Martin executive to lobby Alexandria-based firm Pentagon Strategies on the F-35.