Ankara prioritizes S-400s over F-35 fighter jets as the missile systems are seen as an urgent need due to regional tensions
The F-35B is the only fighter that can fly off TCG Anadolu...
The US Congress is mulling a series of measures in response to the S-400 purchase, including possible sanctions
"Turkey still has the option to change course. If Turkey does not accept delivery of the S-400, we will enable Turkey to return to normal F-35 program activities"
However, according to sources, the possibility of a reversal of the decision is open if Turkey alters its plans
US officials have suspended Turkey’s participation in the F-35 fighter jet program over the pending purchase
CEO: We’ll be fine if Ankara buys a Russian air-defense system instead of our jets
Washington has repeatedly threatened to halt the procurement of F-35s by Ankara
Who says: “Sanctions would have a very consequential effect on Turkey, but probably not mark a breaking point in its U.S. relationship"?
Turkey risks legacy and current U.S.-Turkish defense co-production and development programs