It was said that the US Division of Protection (Pentagon) notified Ankara that Turkey was formally removed from the F-35 program.
STATED THAT TURKEY IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE NEW AGREEMENT TEXT
Making an announcement to the AA correspondent, the US protection official didn’t give particulars on how the notification was made. The official famous that in the notification, it was said that the Joint Memorandum of Understanding, which was opened for the signature of the contributors in 2006 and signed by Turkey on January 26, 2007, was terminated and that Turkey was not included in the new memorandum of understanding.
UPDATED WITH 8 PARTNERS
The official mentioned that the 2006 memorandum was up to date with the remaining 8 companions and no new accomplice contributors have been added to the program.
TURKEY ATTENDED AS A JOINT MANUFACTURER
Turkey participated in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program (JSF) as a co-manufacturer with the Joint Memorandum of Understanding. The contributors of the program consisted of Turkey in addition to the USA, England, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Denmark, Canada and Norway. Turkey had dedicated to purchase 100 F-35A plane in the first stage.
In 2018, the possession of 4 F-35 plane was given to Turkey, however the plane have been subjected to coaching applications in the USA, during which Turkish pilots additionally participated. Later, possession of two extra F-35 plane was given.
6 AIRPLANES WERE NOT TRANSFERRED TO TURKEY WHEN THE S-400 CRISIS Arose
Nevertheless, since the S-400 disaster broke out between Turkey and the USA, these 6 plane weren’t transferred to Turkey and it was determined to buy them for the US Air Drive inside the scope of the 2020 Protection Finances. Turkey was additionally producing 1005 components for the plane. The participation of Turkish corporations on this manufacturing was largely suspended. As of December 2020, it was revealed that the USA had discovered new suppliers for all 1005 components.
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