Friday, January 9, 2015
Turkey plans to buy four more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from the United States, in addition to the two it had already ordered, according to the country’s defense ministry. Turkey has long planned to purchase 100 jets to replace its F-4 and F-16 fleet, but increasing costs hampered the acquisitions. (Source: AFP via SpaceDaily, 01/08/15) Turkey is one of the nine partner nations that helped fund development of the Lockheed Martin F-35. Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.