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Turkey is considering buying fighter F-35B

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Turkey has expressed interest in acquiring the F-35B "Lightning-2" fighter in the short takeoff and vertical landing version, reports TSAMTO with reference to Jane's Defense Weekly.




This purchase is considered as an addition to the 100 F-35A, which are already scheduled for purchase from Lockheed Martin.

A high-ranking official of the Defense Industry Secretariat of the Defense Ministry of Turkey expressed interest on behalf of his country during a meeting with Vice-Admiral Matias Winter, head of the F-35 program at the Pentagon. The meeting took place in Ankara in mid-October.

“Turkey plans to deploy the F-35B on the landing-helicopter ship-dock (DKVD)“ Anadolu ”, the construction of which began on April 30 on the enterprise of the shipbuilding company SEDEF Gemi Insaati in Tuzla. The ship was developed jointly with the Spanish company Navantia on the basis of the L-2016 “Juan Carlos I” universal landing craft (UDC) project, ”the material says.

In total, the Turkish military intend to acquire 20 aircraft.

According to the resource, during the visit of Vice-Admiral Mathias Winter to Ankara, the question was also raised about the future plans of Turkey on the previously announced purchase of 100 F-35A. This issue has acquired particular relevance in the face of deteriorating Ankara relations with NATO allies and directly with the United States.
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 November 2017 12: 01 New
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    Turkish military intends to acquire 20 aircraft.

    This is probably a promise as the political advance of the United States for Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 from Russia. Dear Americans, do not be offended by us, because we are not local. And in order to remove all insults and misunderstandings, we “promise” to purchase 20 aircraft from you.
    1. Scoun
      Scoun 1 November 2017 12: 10 New
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      And in order to remove all insults and misunderstandings, we “promise” to purchase 20 aircraft from you.

      Only not 20 but in the amount of 120 F-35

      The issue of Turkey’s future plans for the previously announced purchase of 100 F-35A was also raised.

      And the cost of iron is reduced by mattresses.

      According to the F-35 Development Office, as part of LRIP 1 only F-35A CTOL aircraft were purchased, the cost of each of which was 221,2 million dollars. Within LRIP 2 were bought by the F-35A and F-35B for 161,7 and 160,7 million dollars, respectively. The cost of these aircraft in LRIP 3 made 128,2 and 128 million dollars, respectively.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 1 November 2017 12: 34 New
        +4
        The last batch of F-35A (85 pieces) the US Air Force command bought
        the price of 85 million dollars a piece (including the engine).
        It is cheaper than most 4th generation aircraft.
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 1 November 2017 16: 25 New
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          The last batch of F-35A (85 pieces) the US Air Force command bought
          the price of 85 million dollars a piece (including the engine).
          It is cheaper than most 4th generation aircraft.

          Seriously? wassat Why don’t you disclose the cost of operating and servicing the Lightning? If you decide to measure who is thicker, then let's do it honestly.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 1 November 2017 16: 45 New
            +3
            "And why do not you disclose the cost of operating and maintenance of Lightning" ///

            Look how fake ... wassat Fair?
            When the Indian auditors announced the cost of the operation and maintenance of the Su-30, everyone's hair stood on end ... More than $ 100 million each of the 4th generation aircraft costs them. Half of the fleet are without engines, which have a very low resource, and engines are stuck for repairs in Russia for a year and a half
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 1 November 2017 16: 58 New
              +2
              Quote: voyaka uh
              When the Indian auditors announced the cost of the operation and maintenance of the Su-30, all the hairs on their heads stood on end ...

              Oh how. wassat Indians can announce anything, if only they were cut the price for the SU-30 and those services ...
              That is because of the expensive maintenance that the Indians have already purchased ..
              Irkut Corporation PJSC rendered assistance to HAL Corporation in modernization of production and assistance in mastering the production technology of the Su-30MKI aircraft based on the technological kits supplied by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant.
              After signing at the end of 2012 the next contract for the supply of 42 technological kits to the Indian Ministry of Defense, the total number of Su-30MKI aircraft ordered for the Indian Air Force exceeded 270 units.
              laughing
              Well, it’s straight ruinous for the Indians ... they cry, and they still buy and even set up production at home. wassat
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 1 November 2017 17: 10 New
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                Tears wiped away ... clenched teeth ... and bought Rafali. Although they will take half
                their Air Force budget
                1. NEXUS
                  NEXUS 1 November 2017 17: 18 New
                  +2
                  Quote: voyaka uh
                  Tears wiped away ... clenched teeth ... and bought Rafali. Although they will take half
                  their Air Force budget

                  Because our manufacturers did not fall for their tearful lamentations about the "expensive maintenance" SU-30MKI. Let them feed the French.
      2. vorobey
        vorobey 1 November 2017 12: 34 New
        +3
        Quote: Scoun
        Only not 20 but in the amount of 120 F-35


        they will buy one C400 and understand that there is no need to spend money on 120 "invisible" laughing
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 1 November 2017 13: 02 New
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          If they buy at least one F-35, then they will cancel all purchases of the S-400,
          as meaningless.
          1. iouris
            iouris 1 November 2017 13: 28 New
            +1
            Erdogan and the Saudis have started a difficult game or are trying to "breed" Putin for money by order. Everyone understands that the United States at any time will simply impose sanctions and prohibit the purchase of weapons from the Russian Federation. But the acquisition of the F-35 is a step in the right direction. This means that Erdogan is ready to embark on the path of correction.
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 1 November 2017 14: 00 New
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              "This means that Erdogan is ready to embark on the path of correction." ////

              He went quite far in the "uprooting" of Ataturk's path.
              The Turks must deal with it before Turkey has turned into Iran.
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          3. Pogrom
            Pogrom 1 November 2017 16: 10 New
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            Quote: voyaka uh
            If they buy at least one F-35, then they will cancel all purchases of the S-400,
            as meaningless.

            Lord, what a child prodigy ... The death star is just resting ... And these gentlemen, we are still mocked on a "no-equal world"))).
            1. Salx
              Salx 2 November 2017 02: 17 New
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              do not offend gentlemen, equating those who sell their hollow with gentlemen. Gentlemen have a self-esteem.
    2. NIKNN
      NIKNN 1 November 2017 12: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      perhaps this is a promise as a political advance to the United States for Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 from Russia.

      Well no. Turkey is one of the countries participating (in reality, only funded) in the development program F-35? So that they, as it were, have their own and benefits ...
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 November 2017 12: 32 New
      +5
      F-35 - the only "vertical", which is on the market. The Harriers are gone.
      Yaki - even earlier. On landing ships - the only option in the world.
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 1 November 2017 12: 41 New
        +3
        Quote: voyaka uh
        On landing ships - the only option in the world.


        and what is the logic? recourse
    4. Orel
      Orel 1 November 2017 13: 52 New
      +6
      Quote: rotmistr60
      This is probably a promise as the political advance of the United States for Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 from Russia. Dear Americans, do not be offended by us, because we are not local. And in order to remove all insults and misunderstandings, we “promise” to purchase 20 aircraft from you.


      It’s interesting to me that many countries have already decided to purchase F-35s in various modifications, somewhere it’s already being put into service in the national air force. But at VO, the majority believes that these countries and their military are full of idiots and are buying ineffective and defective cars ???????

      A normal plane, not without sores, as the machine is complex and each modification is different, there are a lot of innovations in it. It’s being finalized, but in general a decent aircraft is being obtained. If applied correctly, it is strong. Every machine has its own tactic, in which it will be difficult to get it. The task is to be able to impose their tactics on the enemy, to make them play according to rules that are not beneficial to him. F-35s in wings with F-22 and support for AWACS and network-centric capabilities will seriously compete with any enemy and have every chance of defeating him.
  2. Hagalaz
    Hagalaz 1 November 2017 12: 04 New
    +1
    How ugly he is, this Fu35 ...
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 1 November 2017 12: 11 New
      +1
      Turkey is considering buying fighter F-35B
      I’m from the Turks, trolling is solid, the “buyers” are bad ... but the ISS doesn’t have to be used?
  3. Semurg
    Semurg 1 November 2017 12: 21 New
    +3
    Turk Malades buys the best weapons for today with the 400, f35.
  4. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 1 November 2017 12: 28 New
    +6
    Expressing interest does not mean buying. Fe-35 is still that byak for a lot of money.
  5. CooL_SnipeR
    CooL_SnipeR 1 November 2017 12: 47 New
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    In place of the endorgan, the first thing to do is immediately dispel the myth of invisibility ... not so expensive for such a pleasure
  6. ukoft
    ukoft 1 November 2017 13: 09 New
    +2
    Well, in the Mediterranean Sea it’s all the same superfluous as the Jews the extra submarines that they bought from the Germans. are they not going to conduct military operations in western Middle-earth? if so then it is clear. it turns out the Turks are considering the possibility of bombing anyone.
    although they have tankers they can fly from their bases.
    as for 100 f35A, this is of course a force.
    it seems like the Turks demanded to give them access to programming codes so that they themselves could insert modifications. It seems the Americans are bent. except for them, only Israel has access and its software on these aircraft
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 November 2017 17: 34 New
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      "they are not going to conduct military operations in western Middle-earth" ///

      Submarines are for the Indian Ocean, mostly.
      1. ukoft
        ukoft 1 November 2017 21: 51 New
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        This refers to the Turks. If a helicopter with f35b. It means swimming far and bombing away from its shores. Although the base in Qatar and somewhere in the Red Sea banned. And why do you need all these submarines? Deliver nuclear warheads from the sea to Iran’s head? So aviation is easier. Nobody can stop you to Iran, but someone will help. Submarines also need to be maintained. Your autonomy is not the best. Not a nuclear submarine, but coastal action. If for the Pacific Ocean and against Iran, then it would be better to cut some kind of corvette
  7. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 1 November 2017 13: 22 New
    +1
    It looks like childishness: but let's take Superman (f-35) and Snake-Gorynych (c-400) ... who is who?
    Although, from the point of view of banal erudition, the modern VTOL shock is now in the world alone, without options. Although the Americans are trying to reduce the price of it at the expense of mass, the service and airplane hour do not get slimmer from this.
  8. Runoway
    Runoway 1 November 2017 13: 25 New
    +1
    I’m certainly not an expert, but I think, given the amount of electronics in the F-35, the Americans can safely turn them off if necessary, and the Sultan decided to curse with them now, then with Europe, then he was going to use them against whom ?!
    And an interesting advertising option:
    If the S-400 showed itself well in Syria, and many of the "infidels" decided to buy it, despite the owner’s ban, it turns out that the SU-35 was not impressed, unlike the "lockhid" that didn’t show itself anywhere
  9. cedar
    cedar 1 November 2017 16: 02 New
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    Quote: Orel
    Quote: rotmistr60
    This is probably a promise as the political advance of the United States for Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 from Russia. Dear Americans, do not be offended by us, because we are not local. And in order to remove all insults and misunderstandings, we “promise” to purchase 20 aircraft from you.


    It’s interesting to me that many countries have already decided to purchase F-35s in various modifications, somewhere it’s already being put into service in the national air force. But at VO, the majority believes that these countries and their military are full of idiots and are buying ineffective and defective cars ???????

    A normal plane, not without sores, as the machine is complex and each modification is different, there are a lot of innovations in it. It’s being finalized, but in general a decent aircraft is being obtained. If applied correctly, it is strong. Every machine has its own tactic, in which it will be difficult to get it. The task is to be able to impose their tactics on the enemy, to make them play according to rules that are not beneficial to him. F-35s in wings with F-22 and support for AWACS and network-centric capabilities will seriously compete with any enemy and have every chance of defeating him.


    You take an interest to begin with, how much and to whom these same countries should ...
    And remember the wise saying - "Who owes whom, he is the slave"