The United States has threatened to cancel Turkey’s participation in the F-35 fighter jet program and also impose sanctions on it if Ankara persists on its planned purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems.
“We’ve long made it clear we would like to work collaboratively on air and missile defense with Turkey, and we have offered opportunities for Turkey to consider Patriot among other systems over the years. We’ve also made it clear to Turkey that we have very serious concerns with its stated plans to proceed with the acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defense system,” US Department of State spokesperson Robert Palladino said in a press briefing Tuesday.
"We've clearly warned Turkey that its potential acquisition of the S-400 will result in a reassessment of Turkey's participation in the F-35 program and risk other potential future arms transfers to Turkey, as well as lead to potential sanctions under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act," Palladino said.
In December last year, the US State Department issued a notice of sale of Patriot Missile System to Turkey worth $3.5 billion which was followed by the visit of a US delegation to Ankara to discuss the proposed sale further.
Washington’s effort to block Turkey from acquiring Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems fell short as the US’s Patriot missiles offer failed to include neither a technology sharing clause as demanded by Ankara nor a discount on the proposed $3.5 billion deal, Turkey’s Yeni Safak newspaper reported then.
The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Saturday that Kiev is buying six Bayraktar TB2 combat drones from Turkey. According to a report by Turkish media agency,
The Turkish Foreign Minister has stated that Ankara is ready to consider buying the Patriot missile defense systems from the United States in the future but does not agree to the precondition by Washington to abandon buying S-400 from Russia. "Turkey may buy Patriot systems in the future
The United States attempt to sell Patriot missiles to Turkey appear to have hit a roadblock following Ankaras rejection of a US proposal that it cancel the impending purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence system. Last month, the US State Department issued a notice of sale of Patriot Missile System to Turkey worth $3
Sale of Patriot missile systems by the United States (US) to Turkey would not affect the S-400 air defense missile deal between Ankara and Moscow signed in 2017, Kremlin stated. "These are unrelated processes and in this case we are implementing the accords we have with the Turkish colleagues
Rate of production of F-35 fighters will be slowed down if the United States (US) drops its NATO-ally Turkey from the F-35 programme, Vice Admiral Mathias Winter told Congress Thursday. “The evaluation of stopping Turkey would be between 50- and 75-airplane impact over a two-year period,” Winter said
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The United States is working with India to offer an alternative to the Russian S-400 Triumf missile defence system, but it ruled out the possibility of the country punishing India if it chooses the Russian systems, Assistant Defence Secretary Randall Schriver said Wednesday. "I think it would be an unfortunate decision if they chose to pursue that", he told the House of Representatives Armed Forces Committee in Washington during a hearing on US Military Activities in Indo-Pacific region
The United States wants Turkey to remain in the F-35 fighter jet program and purchase the Patriot missile defense system, acting US Defense Secretary
Turkey has taken the delivery of two Bombardier Global 6000 type business aircraft which will be integrated with locally developed Remote Electronic Support/Electronic Attack Ability in Air Platform (HAVA SOJ). The project has been initiated by the SSB to develop electronic warfare special mission aircraft, according to a statement by the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) Friday
Turkey is expecting the delivery of the F-35 fighter jets from the United States in November, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. "Despite some statements, F-35 process goes smoothly; our pilots, maintenance team continue training in the US," Akar was quoted as saying by
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