Turkey to Reinforce its fleet with 4 more F-35’s

By Cem Akalın

Date: Issue 58 - February 2015

While it was decided to start with the pre-designing stage of Turkish Indigenous Jet Fighter Program TF-X during the first  Defence Industry Executive Committee Meeting for the year 2015, it was also decided to supply 4 more F-35’s in addition to the two F-35 which Turkey had ordered last year. 

As opinions to continue to discussions and opinions continue with the bidding companies for the T-LORAMIDS (Turkish Long Range Air and Missile Defence System) program, whose finalization was expected for a long time, as expressed in the meeting, the decision for the realization of serial production of MPT-76 Modern Infantry Rifle where the delivery of the first lot of 200 units was completed last year, in coordination with the private sector and  Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, was made.