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Pentagon Delays F-35 Delivery to Turkey

Pentagon Delays F-35 Delivery to Turkey April 1, 2019

 

Pentagon's delaying delivery of two more F-35 fighter jets to help train Turkish pilots at an Arizona base. According to Bloomberg, U.S. officials: Pentagon's delaying delivery of two more F-35 fighter jets to help train Turkish pilots at an Arizona base amid Turkey’s plan to go ahead with purchase of Russian-400 missile defence system.  U.S.'s already delivered two Turkish F-35s for training to Luke AFB.

According to Reuters, "The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday, marking the first concrete U.S. step to block delivery of the jet to the NATO ally in light of Ankara's planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system."

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