Showing posts with label F-35. Show all posts
Showing posts with label F-35. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Mattis slams ‘authoritarian’ Turkey but still wants it to buy F-35 jets

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly lambasted Turkey’s authoritarianism and human rights record, but warned that removing Ankara from F-35 program would result in the aircraft’s production break and delivery delays.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Italy will not buy F-35s anymore, mulls walking out of existing contracts – Defense Minister

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The anti-establishment Italian government's defense minister has said that the country won't purchase any more Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets from the US and will review the existing order for 90 planes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Turkey Threatens to Deny US Access to Incirlik Base

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 Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that Ankara may close Incirlik air base for Washington.
"There are no reasons why the US will not supply F-35s to us. We do not want to spoil relations with our US ally," Cavusoglu said, as quoted by the NTV broadcaster.

Friday, April 27, 2018

We Are 'Not Interested' in US F-35 Fighters: Indian Air Force Chief

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has once again denied reports that it is interested in procuring Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets. IAF chief B. S. Dhanoa has categorically rubbished such reports in a section of the Indian media.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

US F-35 fighter jets deployed in Iwakuni base in Japan

A number of F-35 fighter jets arrived at the US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi prefecture, western Japan on Wednesday, marking the first deployment of such aircraft outside the US despite safety concerns from some people in Japan.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Friday, January 9, 2015

US to cut European military bases to save cost, Pentagon says

The US military will divest an air base in Britain and return it and 14 other facilities in Europe back to their home nations, the Pentagon said on Thursday, in a bid to save the US government about 500 million US dollars annually.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Τέσσερα ακόμη αμερικανικά καταδιωκτικά F-35 παραγγέλνει η Άγκυρα

Η Τουρκία αποφάσισε να παραγγείλει επιπλέον τέσσερα καταδιωκτικά αεροπλάνα F-35 από την αμερικανική εταιρεία Lockheed Martin, τα οποία προστίθενται στα δύο που έχει ήδη παραγγείλει, ανακοίνωσε χθες το βράδυ η τουρκική κυβέρνηση.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Les USA vassalisent leurs alliés (gauche française)

Washington utilise l'Otan pour vassaliser ses alliés en leur imposant de se fournir auprès des industries de défense américaines, ce qui entraîne une destruction des industries nationales européennes, a annoncé le Parti de Gauche français dans un article signé Djordje Kuzmanovic et publié vendredi sur le site internet du parti.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Despite tensions with US, Israel to purchase second batch of F-35 fighter jets

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel finalized the terms of Israeli's purchase of a second squadron of F-35 fighter jets in recent days.

The move came after the previous Israeli government decided that the air force may buy up to three F-35 squadrons.

The first batch of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets are due in Israel in 2016, and 19 jets will arrive in Israel by 2018. From 2019, the jets that will make up the second squadron are expected to begin arriving.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

US, allies may buy more than 3,100 F-35 jets

WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies plan to buy more than 3,100 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter warplanes in the coming years. Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for the US$392 billion (S$497 billion) weapons programme, is developing three variations for the US military services and eight partner countries that helped fund the plane’s development — Britain, Australia, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Canada.
South Korea this week said it would join the two countries outside the group, Israel and Japan, that have placed orders for the jet. Singapore and Belgium are among other countries that have expressed interest.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

US sees ‘huge interest’ in F-35 jet from Gulf nations

Strong demand from Gulf countries for Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 fighter jet has prompted Washington to grapple with the thorny question about releasing the jet to the region sooner than expected, a senior U.S. defense official said.

Washington has already approved sales of the new stealth fighter to a range of allies, including Turkey,


South Korea,Japan and Israel, but sales to the Gulf require a deeper review given U.S. policy guidelines that call for Israel to maintain a qualitative military edge in the Middle East.

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