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American Air Force pilots will fly on "Turkish" F-35 fighters

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Eight fifth generation F-35A fighters, destined for Turkey, will be supplied to the US Air Force. As stated in an official statement by the Pentagon, the US Air Force decided to buy these fighters from Lockheed Martin Corporation.


The US Department of Defense said that eight F-35A fighters, previously built for the Turkish Air Force, will be bought by the US Air Force as part of a modification of a previously concluded contract with the American corporation. The cost of all eight fighters will be $ 862 million. Prior to the handover of the fighters, Lockheed Martin will make aircraft modifications required by the US Air Force. In addition, under this agreement, the US Air Force purchased six additional F-35A fighters.

Recall that the United States excluded Turkey from the F-35 fifth generation fighter program last summer due to the purchase of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system. Despite this, the first batch of fighters intended for the Turkish Air Force was produced, but the United States refused to transfer them to the customer, demanding to abandon the S-400 air defense system. Also, the United States stopped training Turkish pilots who were training for flying the F-35 in the United States. In total, Ankara planned to purchase 100 fifth-generation F-35 fighters.

Russia began supplying S-400 air defense systems to Turkey in mid-July last year. Turkey became the first NATO country to receive the Russian Triumph anti-aircraft systems.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 21 July 2020 09: 44 New
    +1
    It's like dotting the E ???
    It turns out to be interesting!
    1. lucul
      lucul 21 July 2020 11: 02 New
      +1
      It's like dotting the E ???

      This is yes. The question is, will Erdogan become the new Ataturk? )))
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 July 2020 11: 12 New
        +1
        Quote: lucul
        It's like dotting the E ???

        This is yes. The question is, will Erdogan become the new Ataturk? )))

        Does not look like. He is already like a sultan, a prophet, etc. for YOUR faithful.
      2. Revolver
        Revolver 21 July 2020 17: 26 New
        +3
        Quote: lucul
        will Erdogan become the new Ataturk?

        Never. Ataturk was fundamentally secular, while Erdogan was an Islamist. Ataturk created a republic, Erdogan wants the sultanate with him on the throne.
    2. Orange
      Orange bigg 21 July 2020 11: 49 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      It's like dotting the E ???
      It turns out to be interesting!


      According to rumors, yes, but again, according to rumors.
      The Turkish military adopted the Russian S-400 for service.

      Russian air defense systems S-400 "Triumph" took up combat duty in Turkey and can now be used directly for their intended purpose - to protect the country's borders from any external air threats and missile attacks. Such conclusions are based on the fact that the United States of America announced the imposition of sanctions against Turkey - the latter should only be introduced if Ankara adopts Russian systems.



      A representative of the US Congress announced the imposition of sanctions against Turkey for the acquisition of Russian S-400 air defense systems, noting that this is due to the fact that Washington is determined to respond to any threats to both the United States and NATO partners.

      https://avia.pro/news/turciya-prinyala-s-400-na-vooruzhenie
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 21 July 2020 12: 51 New
        +3
        Both are good news. good
        And that the S-400 entered service,
        and that the F-35 will not get to Turkey.
        1. Orange
          Orange bigg 21 July 2020 12: 54 New
          +1
          Another "well-wisher" of Turkey? Israel treats Turkey badly? No one needs competitors. wink
        2. Spike Javelin Touvich
          Spike Javelin Touvich 21 July 2020 17: 59 New
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          I expected naivety from Israeli users such as Oleg (professor) or Privalov, but not from you.
          I will give below a quote that does not belong to me, but gives food for thought. And as for my personal opinion, you Turkey and Israel will not get away from each other, I am sure all even military-technical cooperation will be restored in the coming years.
          Actually, it should have been Category 5 today. Armies and Security. But ... Erdogan again. This time with Aya Sophia, because the post is about him. An amazing person, of course. Which is impossible to predict. It resembles Putin in some way, but Putin is as simple and predictable as three kopecks, and Erdogan is difficult to the point. Great, sophisticated, sophisticated provocateur, one of a kind :)
          The debut took place during a humanitarian mission to Palestine. Israeli special forces boarded a Turkish ship, 9 Turks were killed, the countries recalled ambassadors. Result: the Arabs were so happy about this coincidence that they invested more than 400 billion dollars in Turkey. After which Erdogan is gradually restoring relations with Israel.
          Then Erdogan told the European Union: "you all went" and gave up attempts to join the EU, thereby depriving France and Germany of the opportunity to blackmail his country and demand concessions from it.
          On the Armenian "genocide" he did even better. In response to the claims, he stated that he was ready to open the archives and provide documents to the international commission of historians, but did not recognize the assessments of foreign parliaments on those events until there was an international export conclusion based on the results of studying these archives. France decided to do its own thing and received incredible losses for its budget: the cancellation of purchases of Airbus aircraft, air defense systems, a number of investment projects and construction contracts. And she retreated.
          Then, for some reason, he shot down a Russian fighter jet and received support from the West.
          Then he restored relations with the Russian Federation, but did not concede his positions in Syria and Libya to her. In Libya, he generally kills Wagnerians like kittens, and a day without the destroyed "Pantsir" is generally considered a wasted day by the Turkish Air Force.
          At the same time I bought an S-400 from the Russian Federation for some reason. Judging by the nature of the exercises, the Turkish Air Force is learning to bypass them. But at least in words, he spoiled relations with NATO.
          Then he supported Qatar, which the Arab countries went against for its tolerant attitude towards Iran. As a result, he sold billions of goods to the Qatari people, received contracts for the construction of stadiums and information structures for the World Cup for Turkish companies and many billions of direct Qatari investments in Turkey.
          And now a new "joke" with Aya Sophia. Everyone is sitting and wondering why they should suddenly click on the nose of a number of countries? Surely not out of a desire to make a mistake. Why don't I know
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 21 July 2020 19: 30 New
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            I am also an optimist about the future of Israel-Turkey relations,
            but the military live by the forecast for the next 3-5 years.
            So far, Erdogan has publicly proclaimed the "liberation of the mosque
            Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem from the Jews "one of the most important tasks of Turkey.
            Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Israel has no intention of liberating
            Ay-Sophia from the Turks. So, there is some one-sidedness smile
          2. Grazdanin
            Grazdanin 21 July 2020 23: 56 New
            0
            Great quote :)
            Surely not out of a desire to make a mistake.
            Why not?)) Everyone has their own entertainment)
        3. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 22 July 2020 00: 01 New
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          Quote: voyaka uh
          And that the S-400 entered service,
          and that the F-35 will not get to Turkey.


          We'll wait for November, after the elections everything may change. The USA needs Turkey and vice versa, there is always an option to agree, but the C400 must be “sold” for a very high price. Most likely they are trading now.
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 21 July 2020 09: 44 New
    +2
    It didn't work out, it means that Recep has one seat for two chairs ...
    1. Eldorado
      Eldorado 21 July 2020 11: 34 New
      +1
      Two chairs, three stools and a bench.
  3. Kurare
    Kurare 21 July 2020 09: 55 New
    +1
    ... The United States excluded Turkey from the F-35 fifth generation fighter program last summer due to the purchase of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system.

    Now the Turks can demand to return the money they invested in the JSF program, they have every right to do so. This is where an interesting intrigue can turn out.
    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 21 July 2020 10: 30 New
      0
      ha, I think they will not be returned the money, or maybe they will also be forced to pay for exiting the program, the Americans unilaterally establish the rights and rules here, and they wanted to sneeze for the whole world
    2. Avior
      Avior 21 July 2020 11: 21 New
      +1
      They can.
      But they have the same plant making components.
    3. zwlad
      zwlad 21 July 2020 13: 13 New
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      I suppose the states will forgive them for their investment. Sanctions zhezh.
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  5. Semenov
    Semenov 21 July 2020 10: 52 New
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    This is not how things are done, Erdogan can throw NATO away.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 21 July 2020 17: 31 New
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      Quote: Semenov
      This is not how things are done, Erdogan can throw NATO away.

      If Turkey leaves NATO, the war with Greece will begin on the same day, not even one day. And, accordingly, NATO article 5.
  6. bad
    bad 21 July 2020 11: 23 New
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    America seems to be losing confidence in Turkey.
  7. Eldorado
    Eldorado 21 July 2020 11: 35 New
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    The Sultan has finished badly!
  8. Charik
    Charik 21 July 2020 12: 19 New
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    And the traffic of combat aircraft is there such a map on the internet?
  9. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 21 July 2020 12: 50 New
    0
    "That plane ... was Turkish. That's why they called me that." (c) "Big jackpot"
  10. Tugarin
    Tugarin 21 July 2020 12: 53 New
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    Turkey needs to look for a new seller.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 21 July 2020 17: 33 New
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      Quote: Tugarin
      Turkey needs to look for a new seller.

      In an amicable way, Turkey needs to look for a new government. Erdogan's tricks for the restoration of the Ottoman Sultanate will not lead to anything good.
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 21 July 2020 19: 02 New
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        I read at least one reasonable statement in the comments.