Turkey removed from F-35 production by March 2020 - Lockheed

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The chief executive officer of U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin said during an earnings call on Tuesday that the company expected all Turkish firms to be removed from the F-35 fighter jet supply chain by next March, Reuters reported.

 


“We’ve been working to wind down the Turkish industry involvement and so we have a timeline that we’re working towards,” said CEO Marillyn Hewson. “It’s out through March of 2020 that we think it will all be resolved.”

The Pentagon suspended Turkey from the F-35 programme last week over security concerns after Ankara’s decision to go ahead with the purchase of Russian missile defence systems.

Turkey had been a key part of the production process for the F-35 stealth fighters, supplying more than 900 items, and planned to buy a total of 100 aircraft. 

Now Turkey will not be able to buy the jets. Hewson said several other countries such as Poland had expressed interest in purchasing the available F-35s.

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Turkey removed from F-35 production by March 2020 - Lockheed

2019/07/1563949581.jpg
Read: 3510     10:46     24 July 2019    

The chief executive officer of U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin said during an earnings call on Tuesday that the company expected all Turkish firms to be removed from the F-35 fighter jet supply chain by next March, Reuters reported.

 


“We’ve been working to wind down the Turkish industry involvement and so we have a timeline that we’re working towards,” said CEO Marillyn Hewson. “It’s out through March of 2020 that we think it will all be resolved.”

The Pentagon suspended Turkey from the F-35 programme last week over security concerns after Ankara’s decision to go ahead with the purchase of Russian missile defence systems.

Turkey had been a key part of the production process for the F-35 stealth fighters, supplying more than 900 items, and planned to buy a total of 100 aircraft. 

Now Turkey will not be able to buy the jets. Hewson said several other countries such as Poland had expressed interest in purchasing the available F-35s.

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