Turkey reportedly seeks 40 F-16 fighters from US
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    Turkey reportedly seeks 40 F-16 fighters from US

    by drago » Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:53 pm

    Now, they need the Yankees!!!

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    Turkey reportedly sent a request to the United States to acquire 40 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets as well as 80 kits to upgrade the ones its air force already operates, sources told Reuters.

    Both parties refused to comment on the matter. "As a matter of policy, the Department does not confirm or comment on proposed defense sales or transfers until they have been formally notified to Congress," a spokesperson for the State Department told Reuters.

    The modernization of the Turkish Air Force fighter fleet has been put on hold since Ankara’s participation in the F-35 program was canceled on July 18, 2019, scrapping an order for over 100 fifth-generation stealth fighter jets.


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    Re: Turkey reportedly seeks 40 F-16 fighters from US

    by drago » Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:48 am

    No, Erdogan says he did not ask any F-16. It was USA to propose the F-16 to them

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that the United States government offered to sell F-16 fighter jets. The project would come as an alternative to the F-35 program, from which Turkey was excluded.

    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in charge of approving Foreign Military Sales did not communicate on the matter. Such a procurement would also need to receive approval from the US Congress.

    In early October 2021, reports emerged that Turkey had sent a formal request to acquire 40 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets as well as 80 kits to upgrade those already operated by its air force. The Turkish Air Force currently operates around 200 F-16s.

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