Turkey Mulls JSF Alternative

  • Middle East Newsline
  • February 28, 2013
ANKARA [MENL] -- Turkey, frustrated over delays, has been examining an
alternative to the U.S.-origin Joint Strike Fighter.
Officials and defense industry sources said the Turkish Air Force and
the government's Defense Industry Undersecretariat have begun to consider an
interim solution to JSF, a $1 trillion program plagued by production and
development delays as well as numerous flaws. They said Turkey could not
wait much longer for prime contractor Lockheed Martin to correct the
technical flaws and determine a fixed price for the F-35 fighter-jet.
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