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US cancels Turkey’s F-35 program agreement

Washington explicitly voiced its disagreement with Turkey’s acquisition of Russia’s S-400 missile defense system while also having American F-35s in the region, since it would allow Moscow to gain too much inside information about the stealth systems, a condition deemed impermissible by the Pentagon.

By Elad Benari


The United States announced on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program in the wake of Ankara accepting the delivery of the S-400 advanced Russian missile defense system last week.

The first parts of the S-400 air defense system were flown to the Murted military air base northwest of Ankara on Friday, sealing Turkey’s deal with Russia, which Washington had struggled for months to prevent. Continue Reading »