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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Turkey Out of F-35 Program by March 2020, Other Details Unclear |  Breaking Defense

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The US will be forced to spend between $500 million and $600 million to shift the F-35 supply chain from Turkey to other countries, a number dwarfed by the $9 billion worth of work Turkey will forfeit in the coming years now that it is being removed from the program, Pentagon officials said today.

In response to the Turkish purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, and it’s having taken delivery of the system on Friday, Turkey will be suspended from the F-35 program by March 2020, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, Ellen Lord, told reporters at the Pentagon. Likewise, Turkish pilots and maintainers being trained in the US have been told to leave by the end of July.

Source: Turkey Out of F-35 Program by March 2020, Other Details Unclear |  Breaking Defense

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