Turkey to order first two F-35 fighter

ByREUTERS
May 6, 2014 23:18



ANKARA - Turkey has decided to order two F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the government said on Tuesday.



It will be the first order of Turkey's pre-announced plan to purchase 100 F-35 jets for $16 billion, which had been expected to begin next year.



The statement, from Turkey's undersecretary for state-run defense, said Turkey's commitment to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program "continues strong as ever."

The program, the Pentagon's most expensive arms development project, is about 70 percent over budget and years behind schedule, having been plagued by technical problems. Sceptics say it still faces big challenges, including completing the software needed to integrate weapons on the jet.

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