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US completely abandons Turkish components for F-35

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Turkey is finally excluded from the production program of the fifth generation fighter F-35. According to Defense News, the United States has almost finished replacing the search for components for aircraft previously manufactured at Turkish plants.


According to the publication, the American companies Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney "have made impressive progress" in the search for alternative suppliers to the components of the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II fighter manufactured in Turkey. To date, it has been possible to find an alternative replacement with Turkish components for the aircraft by 98,8 percent. According to Lieutenant General Eric Fick, F-35 Lightning II Program Officer, it remains to replace only 12 components from 1000 manufactured in Turkey, while eleven of them relate to the fighter’s glider and only one to the rotor blades of the engine.

According to the general, it is planned that by March next year the production of the F-35 aircraft will completely cease to depend on components manufactured in Turkey. However, the United States will continue to purchase Turkish parts for some time until the production of alternatives to replace them is fully deployed.

Recall that Turkey initially participated in the program for the creation of the fifth-generation American fighter F-35 along with the United States and other countries. Washington decided to exclude Ankara from this program after the latter purchased the Russian C-400 anti-aircraft missile system.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 19 November 2019 10: 05 New
    +7
    However, import substitution.
    Not all Russia "suffer" from American sanctions. Let them now suffer from their own.
    1. Leeds
      Leeds 19 November 2019 10: 08 New
      -5
      Jeans and T-shirts of the pilots were abandoned, it remains only to abandon socks.
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 19 November 2019 10: 17 New
        +10
        it remains to replace only 12 of the 1000 components manufactured in Turkey, while eleven of them relate to a fighter glider and only one - the rotor blades - of the engine

        according to the complexity of manufacture, the rotor blade can be equivalent to the remaining 999 parts
    2. APES
      APES 19 November 2019 10: 15 New
      -7
      Another thing is funny: Trump's daughter is married to a Jew, Turkey is an adversary of Israel, America o-Turkish relations are collapsing. It is not known to whom married daughters of GDP?
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 19 November 2019 11: 10 New
        -2
        Quote: APES
        Trump's daughter is married to a Jew

        Quote: APES
        It is not known to whom married daughters of GDP?

        There is such a thing laughing
        1. lis-ik
          lis-ik 19 November 2019 20: 37 New
          0
          hi
          Quote: Dym71
          Quote: APES
          Trump's daughter is married to a Jew

          Quote: APES
          It is not known to whom married daughters of GDP?

          There is such a thing laughing

          This Masonic Brotherhood is completely tied up! hi
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  2. Honest Citizen
    Honest Citizen 19 November 2019 10: 05 New
    0
    Will they buy in China? Or the Indians?
    Ahhhhhh !!!! Ukraine !, Well, how could I forget !!!!
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 19 November 2019 11: 10 New
      +3
      Amers have enough factories - they will take care of their business at the expense of Turkish. wink
    2. rhino
      rhino 19 November 2019 13: 21 New
      +2
      Thank God !!! The theme of Ukraine in this issue is revealed. The topic can be closed !!!
  3. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 19 November 2019 10: 10 New
    +1
    The main thing is that the Americans do not block the supply of engines for TF-X. They can do this if Israel asks.
  4. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 19 November 2019 10: 11 New
    +3
    operation ... punishment of the obstinate ... BUT only the hegemon’s situation is not right ... the market will quickly offer Turkey (but at least Russia) everything that the USA and other types of partners will not give ... weapons do not meet NATO standards. .. well, all right ... the alliance is already sagging on the Turkish question ... which was especially clearly shown by the problem with Cyprus and the conflict (with NATO member, incidentally) by Greece ... and even an attempted coup from which the ears of amers (and the Germans stick say involved) a case in point ...
    total: a demarche leading to a loss of the market ... and then possibly an ally (if at all the parties go to the end) ...
    perspective: color performances since the military didn’t work ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 19 November 2019 10: 16 New
      +1
      Quote: silberwolf88
      the market will quickly offer Turkey (but at least Russia) all that the USA and other types of partners will not give.

      Not everything is quick and unambiguous, but there is always a way out.
      1. mammadov teymur
        mammadov teymur 20 November 2019 07: 18 New
        +1
        maybe the Turks themselves will assemble the mover because they collect their jets Hirkushi and it’s not for nothing that they bought British style (I don’t know English) with 1500 developments
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 20 November 2019 07: 26 New
          0
          Quote: mammadov teymur
          maybe the Turks themselves will assemble the mover because they collect their jets Hirkushi and it’s not for nothing that they bought British style (I don’t know English) with 1500 developments

          The Turkish economy is not only tomatoes and tourism.
          They need to increase energy supply, to which Russia really helps them, industry, any, will immediately increase efficiency and opportunities ... more sales markets, but this directly depends on economic efficiency, the price of goods offered depends. In this, too, life from Russia may not be small.
          Above all, tell me who is your friend? then I’ll say how you will have a mustache and always!
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 19 November 2019 10: 15 New
    -5
    US completely abandons Turkish components for F-35

    And what? Expected, logical. We will consume Turkish tomatoes in large quantities ... at who loves them.
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 19 November 2019 10: 42 New
      +2
      The main thing is not two tomatoes with a cucumber in the middle. I hope that you are not one of those who like to consume tomatoes in large quantities.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 19 November 2019 11: 31 New
        +1
        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        you are not one of those who like to consume large quantities of tomatoes

        Only seasonal, their own! We are rural, we only consume natural products.
  6. Elephant
    Elephant 19 November 2019 10: 52 New
    +1
    Turks also in retaliation may limit the presence of Americans at Incirlik airbase and others.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 19 November 2019 11: 41 New
      -1
      It makes sense to the Americans to buy some deserted island from Greece and build a base there. And the Greeks financial affairs correct, and the Americans - there is no headache.
      1. Vladimir16
        Vladimir16 19 November 2019 13: 42 New
        +1
        Why did you decide that the Greeks sell their land?

        Why can not Americans sell Israel to the base?
        "And the Israelis will fix financial matters, and the Americans - there is no headache."
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 19 November 2019 13: 53 New
          -2
          The Greeks put up for sale deserted islands without sources of fresh water when they were in a financial crisis. I don’t know if anyone bought it.
  7. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 19 November 2019 10: 56 New
    +3
    Is it really ... "love passed, tomatoes wilted ..."? belay
  8. ZAV69
    ZAV69 19 November 2019 11: 10 New
    0
    Your head is more expensive than F35 supplies.
  9. askort154
    askort154 19 November 2019 12: 21 New
    +4
    Recall that Turkey initially participated in the program for the creation of the fifth-generation American fighter F-35 on a par with the United States and other countries.


    Why the production of a “super product” for military purposes, such necessary to ensure the national security of their state,
    to allow other states, and what are scattered far from their territory ?! Accessories in a dozen countries, and production in the USA and Italy!
    This suggests that the US military-industrial complex, had originally planned to produce this "superfood", not to ensure US national security, but how
    super-expensive product for sale, its "union-suckers." yes
  10. VyacheSeymour
    VyacheSeymour 20 November 2019 15: 43 New
    0
    Recall that Turkey initially participated in the program for the creation of the fifth-generation American fighter F-35 on a par with the United States and other countries.

    But, Japan and Israel (initially not coming out of this program) for some reason acquired the F-35 much earlier than the Turks ????
    Yes, and among the incoming, the same was in the tail ....
  11. VyacheSeymour
    VyacheSeymour 20 November 2019 15: 50 New
    0
    Recently, Russia said that it was ready to help Turkey with a domestic fighter ...- I wonder if among the 1000 components from the F-35 produced by Turkey, what could be of interest to Russia ????
    After all, someone else's head is a different approach, a different solution, other technologies ...