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JohnT

Turkey removed from F-35 programme

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There is now an engine maintenance centre up for grabs as well as that work was to be carried out in Turkey.

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12 hours ago, JohnT said:

100 F-35 s now going cheap?

I'll take three.  One to play with, one to store mint-in-box in the hope the price goes up once the collectors get into the market, and another one for special occasions :) £50 each ok?

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Israel will take them, you watch.

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We Dutch also just bought a few more. 37 instead of 35 or around that.

 

Oh, but for the times we had 213 F-16's... or 138 F-104's and 75 NF-5's...

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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100.... not too much conisdering the whole progamm plan of 2.5k?

 

more an issue with some of the parts Turkey was/ is producing and the other consequences, political issues coming with that decisions imho!

 

wonder if of the other prospective clients nobody has Russian systems..... wasn't UAE talking about some F-35s? and Su-35s?

lets wait and see!

 

didn't Greece/ Cyprus buy same S-300 missiles years ago?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypriot_S-300_crisis

 

 

 

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I would have a punt these 100 end up in what was Warsaw Pact Country, probably Poland,  just a punt but worth a bet.

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Could be a good opportunity for UK firms to take up the work.

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Posted (edited)
On 7/17/2019 at 11:01 PM, JohnT said:

Not unexpected given their purchase of a Russian missile system I supppse

100 F-35 s now going cheap?  More likely unit cost just went up

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49023115

 

 

 

Define "cheap"!😂.

On the assumption that these aircraft have not yet been produced, let alone delivered, I think you may be right. Did Canada not also ditch the F-35 ?

 

Allan

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7 minutes ago, Albeback52 said:

Define "cheap"!😂.

On the assumption that these aircraft have not yet been produced, let alone delivered, I think you may be right. Did Canada not also ditch the F-35 ?

 

Allan

Yes but there is a line of thought that a Typhoon would fit the Canadian requirement better than the F-35

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5 hours ago, PLC1966 said:

Yes but there is a line of thought that a Typhoon would fit the Canadian requirement better than the F-35

Would it not fit most of the other countries requirements as well?

It's cheaper and you don't have to beg Lockheed Martin for spare parts or the maintenance computer codes.

Also it's proven and doesn't have the defect list of the F35

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10 hours ago, PLC1966 said:

Yes but there is a line of thought that a Typhoon would fit the Canadian requirement better than the F-35

Maybe. But the Typhoon is now more expensive to buy than the Lightning (F-35 type). 

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Seeing as the UK build the back end of every F-35,....... it would be nice if Mr. Trump & Boris could see their way to re directing the Turkish maintenance contract to the UK now! 

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