Turkey has decided which aircraft will replace the US F-35 fighter jet
ANKARA, (BM) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the creation of Turkish-made fighters by 2023, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Turkish president statement.
“The start of production of their own military aircraft, scheduled for 2023, will be the best answer to those who do not want to supply Turkey with the F-35,” he said.
Erdogan also stressed that in the near future the Turkish Air Force will receive new Bozdoğan ballistic missiles, and the fleet – the first Turkish aircraft carrier.
Recall that earlier the United States froze the supply of F-35 fighters to Turkey, and also curtailed the training program for Turkish pilots. The reason was the purchase by Ankara of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.
Washington for a long time demanded that Turkey refuse to purchase Russian air defense systems, threatening with sanctions and other methods of pressure. However, Turkey was adamant about its national security.
On Wednesday, it also became known that the United States had curtailed a secret program for the exchange of intelligence obtained with the help of drones with Turkey. This time, the reason was Turkey’s actions against the Kurdish militants in Syria, which Washington supports.
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Source: Federal news