Turkey will continue to supply components for the F-35 until the end of 2020


Despite the exclusion from the production program of the fifth-generation American fighter F-35 Lightning-2, Turkey will continue to manufacture components for them until the end of 2020 - that is, within a year and a half after the announcement of the exclusion. It is reported by Defense One.


According to the publication, the United States and its partners in the F-35 production program hoped until March 2020 to find new sources to replace all components of Turkish production in the United States, but in the end decided that the general contractor (Lockheed Martin) and the engine manufacturer (Pratt & Whitney) fulfilled all their contractual obligations to the Turkish side.

Thus, Turkey will continue until the end of 2020 to supply components for six key components of the fighter, including fuselage and landing gear components.

Recall that in 2019, the US Congress suspended Ankara's participation in the F-35 production program and cut off the supply of these Turkish Air Force fighters due to the purchase of the latest Russian Triumph S-400 anti-aircraft missile system. Previously, Turkey planned to purchase up to 100 F-35s and even received the first two fighters that remained in the US to train Turkish pilots.
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  2. Kerensky 19 January 2020 11: 13 New
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    That is, the Turks will continue to make details, knowing that the planes themselves will not give them? It’s strange.
    Or were they just “pushed to the end of the line”? Then it is clear.
    1. dorz 19 January 2020 11: 20 New
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      Quote: Kerensky
      That is, the Turks will continue to make details, knowing that the planes themselves will not give them? It’s strange.
      Or were they just “pushed to the end of the line”? Then it is clear.

      The Turks have contracts and obligations to the Americans. Having invested $ 900 million of their own money in the F-35 project, then they decided that independence from the United States is more important.
      1. Kerensky 19 January 2020 11: 23 New
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        Dmitry.
        The Turks have contracts and obligations to the Americans.

        But did the Americans end their obligations to the Turks? Where are the two Turkish f-35s?
      2. Nikolaevich I 19 January 2020 11: 31 New
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        Yes, and to earn some money a little, fulfilling shtatovskih orders, the Turks would not mind ...
        The Turks have contracts and obligations to the Americans.
        1. rich 19 January 2020 16: 58 New
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          Turks have contracts and obligations to Americans

          Worse, shackles: honest, merchant ...
          1. Nikolaevich I 20 January 2020 02: 17 New
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            Quote: Rich
            Worse, shackles: honest, merchant ...

            Well, the cinematographers “glorified” the word “merchant”, ... everything happened! Yes, and “the word merchant, honest” in the film was used in a very unseemly situation! The merchant is different for the merchant! There were those who are more suitable for the definition of "traders"! Yes, they were not called merchants in old Russia either! Fists, that's how they often called names ... and in a modern way, speculators! Not for nothing, among Russian sayings there is also such: "you will not deceive, you will not sell!" But you are right, the "merchant word" was still known in Russia ... Well, and the analogue abroad is "contracts and obligations"!
    2. Kleber 19 January 2020 11: 20 New
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      Nothing strange. Factories work, profits are dripping.
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    3. Victor_B 19 January 2020 11: 21 New
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      Quote: Kerensky
      That is, the Turks will continue to make details, knowing that the planes themselves will not give them? It’s strange.

      Nothing personal!
      ONLY BUSINESS!
      1. Zoldat_A 19 January 2020 11: 37 New
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        Quote: Victor_B
        Quote: Kerensky
        That is, the Turks will continue to make details, knowing that the planes themselves will not give them? It’s strange.

        Nothing personal!
        ONLY BUSINESS!

        Something the situation somehow reminds me of our RD-180 -
        You are such, you are, we will arrange sanctions for you, we will forbid Europe to buy your gas because with this money you are building the Crimean bridge and preparing to capture Estonia.

        BUT...

        Sell ​​us engines - we will put them on lawn mowers.

        And yes - where is the line for tickets to the ISS?

        In our special institutions in separate wards under the supervision of orderlies people with this logic keep ...
        1. Victor_B 19 January 2020 11: 59 New
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          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Something the situation somehow reminds me of our RD-180 -

          One to one!
    4. Thrifty 19 January 2020 12: 45 New
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      How so? Then representatives of one country, the neighboring Turks shouted that everything had already been replaced, and the Turks weren’t doing anything at all? Who lied to us ???
    5. pytar 19 January 2020 13: 07 New
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      That is, the Turks will continue to make details ...

      Will continue. Judging by recent press releases, Turkish firms are looking for options to get around sanctions. They intend to continue production by moving workshops in Bulgaria. Representatives of these firms have already examined suitable terens. Likely to renegotiate obligations in this format. Turkey hoped to get about $ 9 billion from the execution of contracts, the amount is serial, they won’t refuse exactly.
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  4. usr01 19 January 2020 11: 24 New
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    "Great America" ​​can not do without Turkish details !!!!
    Well done! Congratulations!
    1. Paranoid50 19 January 2020 11: 40 New
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      America "cannot do without Turkish details!

      However, cooperation. Right now, the mattresses have set their sights on Turkish substitution. yes laughing
    2. leodal 20 January 2020 02: 31 New
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      Can. Just as Germany can produce Adidas without Vietnam-Thailand. But in a cheap country, profits are higher, and therefore Adidas from Vietnam, titanium to Boeing from Upper Salda, and simple accessories from Turkey. Do it yourself or order expensive in high-tech countries and companies: the main thing there is not to save, but to do it. For example, pilot helmets are made in Israel.
  5. Piramidon 19 January 2020 11: 44 New
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    Turkey will continue until the end of 2020 to supply components for six key components of the fighter, including elements of the fuselage and landing gear.

    The Yankees also have problems with import substitution.
  6. Reserve buildbat 19 January 2020 11: 53 New
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    "I quarreled with you and don’t talk! And you continue to sculpt for me Easter cakes!"
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  7. knn54 19 January 2020 11: 55 New
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    Erdogan once said: “Without the participation of Turkey, the F-35 project is doomed to failure.” We will wait until the end of the year.
  8. nm76 19 January 2020 12: 05 New
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    In this matter, I would not worry about the Turks, they are still those Kuchma - Lukashenko ...)))
  9. askort154 19 January 2020 12: 09 New
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    Earlier, Turkey planned to purchase up to 100 F-35s and even received the first two fighters that remained in the United States to train Turkish pilots.

    The Americans have already appointed "buyers" - 35 Norway, 35 - Poland, 30 - South Korea and Japan. They know how to do business with their allies.
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  11. Sniper 19 January 2020 12: 28 New
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    The United States will do everything .. so as not to let Turkey out of its zone of influence. and here they will use the sun for this. including the carrot and stick method
  12. rocket757 19 January 2020 14: 12 New
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    Business, nothing more.
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