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Turkish F-35 parts producers mull Bulgaria move to sidestep sanctions

Panos - Jan 06, 2020

Turkish defence companies contracted to build parts for F-35 stealth fighter jets have been considering moving production to Bulgaria to sidestep possible U.S. sanctions after Turkey was…

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US sets aside $440 million to purchase F-35s ordered by Turkey

Panos - Dec 12, 2019

The United States will set aside $440 million to buy back all F-35 stealth fighter jets ordered by NATO ally Turkey, Dünya newspaper reported, citing the U.S.…

Forget F-35 or Aircraft Carriers: Special Operations Forces are America’s Ultimate Weapons
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Forget F-35 or Aircraft Carriers: Special Operations Forces are America’s Ultimate Weapons

Panos - Nov 11, 2019

Special operations forces have been at the forefront of U.S. combat operation in the last two decades. They are nearly at the forefront of risky combat missions—and…

Netherlands stepping up F-35 purchase after Turkey’s ejection from program
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Netherlands stepping up F-35 purchase after Turkey’s ejection from program

Panos - Jul 22, 2019

The Netherlands is stepping up its purchase of the F-35 fighter jets by adding another eight or nine jets to its order for 37 aircraft, following the…

US: Greece is interested in buying F-35 jets
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US: Greece is interested in buying F-35 jets

Panos - Jun 12, 2019

Greece is among the countries interested in acquiring the U.S. F-35 fighter jets according to Admiral Mathias Winter, head of the Pentagon office for the F-35s, according…

US shuts out Turkish F-35 pilots in Arizona over S-400 row
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US shuts out Turkish F-35 pilots in Arizona over S-400 row

Panos - Jun 12, 2019

U.S. officials said on Monday the training of Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets had come to a faster-than-expected halt at an air base in Arizona, as…

Poland plans to buy 32 F-35A fighters
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Poland plans to buy 32 F-35A fighters

Panos - May 29, 2019

Poland plans to buy 32 Lockheed Martin F-35A fighters to replace Soviet-era jets, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Tuesday, amid the growing assertiveness of neighbour Russia.…

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Budding, albeit unofficial, interest in F-35 purchase by Greece

Panos - Apr 09, 2019

Reports of Athens' interest in acquiring US-made F-35s warplanes - although not officially stated - swirled in the Greek capital this week, with defense sources merely saying…

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Reuters: US sends message to Turkey, halts F-35 equipment shipments

Panos - Apr 02, 2019

The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, sources familiar with the situation said, marking the first concrete…

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US Congress blocks delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey

Panos - Feb 20, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a spending bill that blocks the transfer of the country’s F-35 new generation fighter jets to Turkey. According to spending…

Why Turkish F-35s are a threat to the US & NATO: Analysis
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Why Turkish F-35s are a threat to the US & NATO: Analysis

Panos - Feb 04, 2019

Imagine, for a moment, a hypothetical country rapidly spiraling towards autocracy, illegally arresting American citizens, imprisoning journalists, and attacking American-supported forces. Now imagine that same country actively…

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US warns Turkey it will be expelled from F-35 program

Panos - Nov 30, 2018

Turkey risks expulsion from the U.S.-led F-35 program, the world’s costliest weapons project, if its government takes delivery of an advanced Russian anti-aircraft system, according to an…

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Turkish fighter pilot flies F-35 in US for the first time

Panos - Aug 30, 2018

The Turkish General Staff announced on Tuesday that a Turkish fighter pilot flew an F-35 aircraft for the first time in the U.S., in the framework of…

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Israel to US: “Don’t sell F-35s to Turkey, they are a NATO member on paper only”!

Panos - Jul 03, 2018

Until the roll-out ceremony of the first Turkish F-35 last week, many in the Israeli defense establishment were sure that Washington would stop the sale. Now that…