Turkey expects F-35 jets from US in NovemberStaff Writer |
Turkey Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar
Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on March 14 that F-35 fighter jets from the U.S. are expected to be delivered in November.
“We expect delivery of F-35s in November to [Turkey’s eastern] Malatya province. Infrastructure preparations in Malatya have been completed,” Akar added.
Ankara is planning to purchase 100 F-35 fighter jets from the U.S. pending congressional approval, and its pilots are currently training on the weapons platform at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
Turkish firms also supply the F-35 program with key components, including airframe structures and assemblies, and the center fuselages. ■
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