20 aprilie 2019

Turkey to pursue Russia fighter jet technology if US expels Ankara from group that builds 5th-generation F-35s?


If US officials were to expel Turkey from the multinational group that builds the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets, Turkish defense officials said they likely would pursue Russian fighter jet technology. “We cannot afford to leave the F-35 not substituted,” a Turkish senior military officer told Defense news. A Turkish defense procurement official said “geostrategic assessment” would make Russian options emerge as the natural first replacement. “Russian fighter technology would the first best [...]