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Is there a way to sell F-16s to Turkey? |

USA The House of Representatives placed several conditions on the sale of F-16 fighters to Turkey law correction cancellation did.

According to the news of TRT USA A joint statement by the House of Representatives and the Senate says that the amendment in question will be passed in 2023. military a bipartisan and bicameral agreement was reached on its removal from the spending law.

For 2023 National Defense budget legislation is expected to pass the Senate and the House of Representatives this month.

Law after this the president Cho Biden must be sent to the White House for signature.

Turkey In October, Lockheed Martin applied to the United States for the purchase of 40 F-16 fighters.

Apart from Ankara USAhas requested 80 modernization kits to modernize its F-16 fleet.

Washington has so far avoided answering questions about the implementation of the request, saying the order must go through standard arms sales procedures.

But the most important thing is that Biden administration of the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey national believes that it is in the interest of security.

The administration even sent a letter to Congress about it.

Erdogan’s warning

The expert website BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that the main reason for the restriction on the sale of F-16 fighters to Turkey is its use of American-made aircraft in Greece. weather were allegations of violation of the border.

Earlier, Ankara expressed its dissatisfaction with the prolongation of this process.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey if necessary, it can also buy combat aircraft from other countries:

“The United States is not the only country that sells fighter jets. United Kingdom, France and Russia also sells them. These planes can be bought from other places, and we are already receiving signals about this.”

Turkey’s own domestic production

The website BulgarianMilitary.com writes that Turkey had already begun the modernization of its F-16 fleet.

Ankara has developed its own AESA radar system for F-16s. The article states that Turkey intends to gradually replace US-made surface-to-ground and surface-to-sky missiles with missiles of its own production.

These rockets are produced in the Roketsan company of Turkey.

It is also noted that during the past period, Turkey’s dependence on Western producers began to decrease.

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