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Washington Agreed To Sell F-16 To Turkey After Ankara Approved Sweden’s Membership In NATO

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Washington Agreed To Sell F-16 To Turkey After Ankara Approved Sweden's Membership In NATO

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Washington finally agreed to sell new fourth-generation F-16 fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara approved Sweden’s membership in NATO. In total, the US Congress approved the sale of 40 new and 79 upgraded F-16 aircraft.

The United States will sell new F-16 fighter jets, as well as supply kits necessary to upgrade the aircraft that are already in service with the Turkish Air Force. The US Embassy in Turkey confirmed that the US Congress has approved the upcoming deal.

The decision was approved almost without objections. Washington timely played its trump card and has no more reasons to postpone the transfer of its modern aircraft to the Turks.

‘The Turkish F-16 fleet is crucial for NATO forces in terms of ensuring future interoperability between the allies’, US Ambassador to Turkey said.

The Turks will reportedly receive modernization kits in 2025. New fighters reportedly will not come to Turkey before 2029.

In total, the Turks have 270 old F-16 fighters in service, some of them will be upgraded by Turkish means, and some will be decommissioned over time. Ankara has been trying to buy 40 F-16 Block 70 fighters in the United States for several years. The Turks also asked for 80 kits for upgrading the F-16C/D Block 30/40/50 fighters in service to the Block 70 level.

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Dstroj

the f-16 is the most crashed “fighter jet” in modern history, including peacetime operations.

try the sukhoi su-35 for a true fighter. dozens of nations agree…

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Dstroj

latest greatest hits for the f-16, 2024.

“another u.s. f-16 has crashed in the yellow sea. pilot ejected safely.”

theaviationist

one already went down, same area dec. 2023.

Dstroj

“us fighter jets chase plane over washington airspace before it crashes in virginia” (2023)

most of the heralded f-16 stories are dark comedy, many a western subdivision has been wiped out by this crashing marvel of single engine technology…

Last edited 17 days ago by Dstroj
kotromanic

the turks want probably a technology exchange they are building up their own capabilitys. no matter if you like them or not they know how to position themselves to be able to have their spot no matter if the world is a monopolar rules based order world of the usa or a multipolar world.

Dstroj

yes, understood, retromaniac, (since you defend the f-16 and turks), it is not a matter of what i “like” or “dislike”.

tech transfer understood, co-op production understood, budgetary constraints known, etc, ad nauseum.

it is simple reality in question here. the f16 is patched 1970s technology. repackaged lipstick on a pig that thinks it can fly…

any more nonsense today?

kotromanic

the hell i am defending the turks just seeing them beeing able to follow their interest which is the polar oposite of what europe is doing.

Last edited 17 days ago by kotromanic
Dstroj

don’t dun n fill no depends kotro…steel yallselves…

Florian Geyer

the turks would have massive problems if the us sells the yank f35 rubbish aircraft.

Dstroj

true, a nightmare of idiotic proportions. only insider high level military, shareholders and contractors benefit from the black hole known as the f35.

BunkerDwellers

… getting the f-16’s to use on israel… triple double cross. peter the roman is waiting in the wing to soothingly bless us and chide us into worshiping satan. satan is jesus and so is that other guy over there. don’t think, bless the evil, we’re all sinners blah blah blah, now go to your confessional so some queer boy raper can blackmail you. don’t forget to give generously so they can traffic some more boys and call it godly, and then gladio some politicians.

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Igor Nostradamous

how noble of turkey – sold themselves and vote. russia you will get knife in back – beware.

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Paul Citro

one thing you can count on with president erdoan, he will always act in an unprincipled manner.

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Mira

one thing about erdogan: pretty easy to buy for the cheap. whatever he says, throw a few pennies and he’ll do something else.

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