In Turkey announced the manufacturing of the components of the F-35 after the cancellation of the program
Turkey continued the production of components of the fifth generation fighter F-35 after the US expelled her from the program, said the head of the defense Ministry of the country Hulusi Akar.
As previously announced, the Pentagon, USA buy destined Turkey the F-35 after the cancellation of the program of cooperation for their production due to the purchase by Ankara of the Russian s-400.
"Turkey, despite the pandemic and that our country was unfairly excluded from the program for the production of F-35 continued to produce critical components of these aircraft. The President of the United States Donald trump agreed that Turkey is a partner of the program," said Akar, speaking in an online format at the conference conducted by NCOs Turkish Heritage Organization in Washington. Stream his performances have been carried out in Twitter by the Turkish Ministry of defense.
Deliveries of the newest Russian air defense systems s-400, which caused a crisis in Turkey's relations with the United States, began in mid-July 2019. Washington has demanded to cancel the transaction and return to purchase American complexes Patriot, threatening to delay or even cancel the sale of Turkey's newest F-35 fighter, as well as to impose sanctions in accordance with CAATSA. Ankara has refused to compromise and continued negotiations on additional batch of s-400.