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Lockheed Martin er verdens mest avanserte fly. Lockheed Martin har 4.500 i bestilling. Det ville være bad for bussiness hvis russerne utviklet et system som kunne slå det ut.

Pentagon har varslet Tyrkia om at ytterligere tyrkiske piloter ikke får komme til USA for instruksjon i  F-35,  hvis ikke kjøpet av det russiske antiluftsystemet S-400 kanselleres.

The United States has decided to stop accepting any more Turkish pilots who had planned to train in the United States on F-35 fighter jets, three U.S. officials said, in a sign of an escalating dispute over Ankara’s plans to purchase Russian air defenses.

Så langt har ikke Tyrkia signalisert vilje til å avlyse kjøpet. Den tyrkiske liraen falt i verdi fredag da nyheten ble kjent.

The United States says Turkey cannot have both, but had avoided taking steps to curtail or halt planned training of Turkish pilots in the program, a reprisal that could be seen as an embarrassment in Turkey.

De pilotene og mekanikerne som er i USA kan foreløpig få bli, men det er også snakk om å sende dem hjem, hvis ikke Ankara snur.

The United States also has threatened to halt training of Turkish pilots and maintenance crews already in the United States, two of the officials said. Reuters reported last week that the step was being seriously considered.

One official said the pilots in the United States could be removed by the end of July.

USA kan ikke risikerer at russerne får kjennskap til hvordan de skal ramme deres mest avanserte fly.

 

U.S. to stop training Turkish F-35 pilots because of Russia deal: sources

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