Pentagon Moves Closer To Cutting Turkey’s Role In The F-35 Program If It Buys S-400 SAMs

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Turkey remains steadfast in its plans to purchase the air defense systems as its relations with the United States remain cool

  • Joseph Trevthick
  • TheDRIVE

The U.S. government could reportedly reexamine Turkey’s participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program if that country goes ahead with its purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia.

But even if that particular issue is resolved, there could still be major hurdles in unfreezing deliveries of the jets to the Turkish Air Force.

The potential for a change in Turkey’s status as a central partner in the Joint Strike Fighter project was among the core statements in a…

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