End of story – Turkey is no longer on the F-35 program list
WASHINGTON, (BM) – The American company Lockheed Martin, which is engaged in the production of F-35A fighters, put an end to the discussion of Turkey’s participation in the project, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Pravda.
However, at the moment there is no official statement by representatives of the enterprise.
The contract stipulated that Ankara would receive 100 fighters under this program. However, after Ankara acquired several echelons of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Moscow, the American side had questions for Turkey. The United States suspended the F-35 program for Turkey: even already paid fighters did not arrive in the country.
‘Triumph’ and sanctions
In addition to closing Washington’s issue of handing over Turkish fighter jets, it also imposed sanctions on the S-400 Triumph systems. President of the Republic Recep Erdogan did not hide his indignation on this occasion and said that he would buy weapons for the army from the state he wants.
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Editorial team / Pravda