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Turkey Becomes the MRO Hub of JSF Aircrafts in Europe

In accordance with the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries’ (SSM) statement, United States Department of Defe

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Within the scope of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Production Sustainment and Follow on Development (PSFD MOU) signed in 2007 by the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries and Air Forces Command as part of the JSF Project, the negotiations for positioning the engine production and maintenance capabilities in Turkey were initiated. In the following phase of the Program, an analysis study was launched in 2011 together with the US Government and Pratt & Whitney Company. Consequently, Turkey was granted the permission to conduct studies as the F135 Engine Depot Level Maintenance Center by the US Government’s National Disclosure Policy adopted in 2013. 

After the resolution of 2013, Turkey attended all critical program meetings executed by the JSF Program Office and Office of the Undersecretary of Defence for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics, and Turkey’s determination was conveyed to all the addressees. On the other hand, coordination was achieved during the process through the US Government’s and production company Pratt & Whitney’s technical visits to the engine production and maintenance facilities in Eskişehir.

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