Gül approves F-35 deal (Turkey)




 
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June 2nd, 2008  
rock45
 

Topic: Gül approves F-35 deal (Turkey)


100 fighters for Turkey LM is kicking ass and taking names. Turkey's not wasting time checks in the mail.

Gül approves F-35 deal

Saturday, May 31, 2008

ANKARA – Turkish Daily News

President Abdullah Gül approved a law Friday that makes Turkey a partner in the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) Program.
The law, which approves a Memorandum of Understanding, Bilateral Supplement and Financial Management Procedures Document, allowing Turkey to join the Production, Sustainment and Follow-on Development Phase, or PSFD, of the Joint Strike Fighter Program, was adopted by Parliament last Thursday.
The JSF program is the world's largest defense project, with a budget of $250 billion. JSF, also known as F-35, will replace aging F-4s and F-16s, whose economic and technological life is near expiration. The JSF program is led by the United States and the United Kingdom, while Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Canada and Australia are also participants. Turkey has been a member since 1999.
Turkey, a third-level participant, contributes $175 million to the program and is expected to buy 100 F-35s with conventional take-off and landing capabilities. The first F-35 delivery to Turkey is planned for 2014.
Speaking at the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges, or TOBB, Friday, Gül said Turkey is obligated to increase its stability, solidarity and tranquility while the world is in a state of great economic turmoil. �If joint action is not taken in these critical conditions, Turkey's strategic aims may be impaired. It is impossible to make up for strategic losses,� warned Gül.


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Link
http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/a...enewsid=106032
June 2nd, 2008  
tomtom22
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by rock45
The JSF program is the world's largest defense project, with a budget of $250 billion. JSF, also known as F-35, will replace aging F-4s and F-16s, whose economic and technological life is near expiration.
Some countries still lke the F-16 even if it is 'obsolete".

Lockheed to build F-16s for Morocco
June 2nd, 2008  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
Some countries still lke the F-16 even if it is 'obsolete".

Lockheed to build F-16s for Morocco

Its cheap, thats the great thing about the F-16. It offers a great package at a low price. Not every country like Moracco needs a state of the art fighter like the F-22A that costs $137 Million.

Thats why Lookheed, Dessault, MIG, and others still takes orders on its older Designs even if the host countries no longer buying them. Its like the used car market.
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June 2nd, 2008  
rock45
 

Topic: Viper


Guys I agree 100% I'm all for the F-35 don't get wrong but the Viper is still a very capable platform. If you think about about it's a very known and well supported produce which for any user is a good thing. Second it's mainly used by USAF as a attack platform but it's a good dog fighter as well. If you think about there aren't many advance Flankers really operating around the world and most of the Russian own Flankers can't even fire there best AA-12/R-77 missile. So the Viper has a very capable radar and has longer reaching ARRAMS missiles in most cases so it serves very well in both areas.
 


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