Thursday, May 8, 2014

Turkey buying first two F-35s

Turkey plans to buy its first two Lockheed Martin F-35A fighters, the government announced Tuesday, while at the same time affirming it still plans on eventually ordering 100 of the fighters for $16 billion. The statement said the government's commitment to the F-35 program "continues strong as ever." (Sources: multiple, including Reuters, 05/06/14, International Business Times, 05/07/14, Pratt and Whitney, 05/07/14, Reuters via Hurriyet, 05/08/14) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the F-35 training center. Previous related