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Turkey to receive two F-35 jets in spring - media

Turkey to receive two F-35 jets in spring - media

Two more Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets will be delivered to Turkey from the United States in March next year, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. Akar said the F-35 programme was …

 Israeli military says examining F-35 fighters

Israeli military says examining F-35 fighters

Israel’s military said it was testing its fleet of F-35 fighters after receiving findings from U.S. investigators that a different model of the plane had a fuel systems flaw. The military, on Twitter, stopped short of saying the …

US, Israel suspend F-35 flight operations worldwide

US, Israel suspend F-35 flight operations worldwide

The United States has temporarily suspended all F-35 operations worldwide after the first-ever crash of the advanced fighter jet led investigators to suspect that a common problem exists with the jet’s fuel tubes, the Pentagon's F-35 …

 Erdogan: Turkey needs S-400 systems as soon as possible

Erdogan: Turkey needs S-400 systems as soon as possible

Turkey needs Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries and will procure them as soon as possible, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Speaking at a graduation ceremony for military officers, the …

Turkish pilot carries out first F-35 jet flight

Turkish pilot carries out first F-35 jet flight

A Turkish fighter pilot has carried out the first flight of the F-35 jet as part of ongoing training in the U.S., the Turkish General Staff said. Early July, the Pentagon said Turkish pilots and maintenance personnel were being trained …

Turkey threatens U.S. to exercise its rights over F-35

Turkey threatens U.S. to exercise its rights over F-35

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said he expected problems with the United States, which helped drive the lira to record lows, to be resolved but Washington must stop …

US Congress blocks F-35 fighter shipments to Turkey - media

US Congress blocks F-35 fighter shipments to Turkey - media

Congressional defense lawmakers barred deliveries of the fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey, inserting the ban into the final version of the Pentagon’s budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year. House and …

U.S. Air Force needs Army's help to best Russia's S-400

U.S. Air Force needs Army's help to best Russia's S-400

The U.S. Air Force needs the help of the Army to outsmart Russia's enhanced S-400 anti-air defense system, a top general said Thursday. "Part of the emphasis with our multi-domain operations that …

 Erdogan: I hope Trump to override F-35 sale ban

Erdogan: I hope Trump to override F-35 sale ban

Ankara is considering alternatives to the US-made F-35 fifth-generation fighter-bombers that Washington has backed away from supplying to the Turkish Air Force, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "The …

Turkey to get F-35 jets despite opposition from Congress

Turkey to get F-35 jets despite opposition from Congress

Pentagon spokesman Mike Andrews said that Turkey will receive its first F-35 fighters on Thursday during a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas, despite opposition from the US Congress. "Lockheed Martin will …

US abandons defence cooperation with Turkey

US abandons defence cooperation with Turkey

The US Senate has voted to block transfers of the F-35 fighter jet to Turkey in a move that could ultimately hold up the sale of 100 planes worth close to $10bn. A bipartisan clause added to the National Defense Authorisation Act would …

Russia's S-400 threaten US-Turkey cooperation?

Russia's S-400 threaten US-Turkey cooperation?

Several U.S. military-industrial projects in cooperation Turkey are in question – including the production of the F-35 – if Ankara goes through with the acquisition of a Russian S-400 air defense system, a senior State Department …

Erdogan calls on US to fulfill F-35 purchase agreement

Erdogan calls on US to fulfill F-35 purchase agreement

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on the United States to fulfill its obligations under the agreement to supply F-35 fighter-bombers, Al-Masdar News reported. He also said that it is not necessary to force …