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USA stop the F-35 delivery to Ankara

A planned arms deal between the NATO-member Turkey and Russia, the Alliance partners worried. The USA responded well and stopped deliveries for the F-35 fighter jet to Ankara.

The USA are disturbed by arms the plans of the Turkey, and now resort to sanctions. For the time being, no parts for the F-35 fighter jet in the NATO-partners to be delivered, informed the US Department of defense. As long as the Turkish government not the Russian air defense system S-400 waivers would be suspended, deliveries and activities to do with the F-35 Jets.

an Unusual Deal for a NATO member

The United States and other NATO countries are concerned that Russia could gain on the missile defense system information to NATO aircraft. They fear that a combination of the weapons systems the Radar of the Russian missiles in Turkey learns to recognize the US Jet and track. In addition, there are doubts that the Russian System is with Western technology compatible.

buying a Russian weapon system is a member of NATO, which is very unusual. In the West there is growing concern that Turkey away from the Alliance. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to hold on regardless of the criticism of his Alliance partner on purchase.

the Pentagon is seeking a replacement

Ankara is not the case of the F35 jet is not only a customer but also a Partner In Turkey Martin components for landing gear, fuselage and Cockpit be incurred on behalf of Lockheed. The Pentagon stated that it was looking for new producers in Turkey developed parts of the aircraft. "We regret the current Situation," it said in a statement. The Ministry of defence must, however, protect joint investments in key technologies.

Turkey to buy 100 fighter jets and has already sent pilots for Training in the United States. According to the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin would have summed up the contracts with Turkish suppliers to 10.7 billion euros.

On Wednesday, the NATO foreign Ministers in Washington. Then the arms deal to Turkey is likely to come to the language.

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