TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4586 posts, RR: 12 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 8636 times:
"According to the defense news, and some Turkish papers this will be a bridging order until a decision is made at the end of the year between F-35 and Eurofighter." Also it is always neighborly to keep the same amount of F-16 orders with Greece.
I thought it was a done deal for the F-35, up to 100 of them. If not Turkey's fast erosion of EU aspirations will boost F-35s chances.
RAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 8622 times:
Quoting TK787 (Thread starter): "According to the defense news, and some Turkish papers this will be a bridging order until a decision is made at the end of the year between F-35 and Eurofighter." Also it is always neighborly to keep the same amount of F-16 orders with Greece.
You know when your mom used to say: "If jimmy jumps from the bridge, are you going to jump too?"
Well, Gr & TK remind me of that all the time. Those two deserve each other!
MODS CAN'T STOP ME....THEY CAN ONLY HOPE TO CONTAIN ME!!!
Quote: ANKARA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - NATO-member Turkey will purchase 30 F16 fighter jets as part of a plan to modernise its military, the chief of the air force said on Wednesday.
"We will purchase 30 F16s by 2011. We are still trying to find the funds but I don't think that will be a problem," Air Force chief General Faruk Comert told reporters during a Victory Day celebration, marking Turkey's war of independence.
Wing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1583 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8130 times:
These 30 pieces will be the replacements of the training and duty losses the F16 squadrons.There are also pieces to replace the the F4E models which were bound to be modernised to F42 2020 Terminator but cancelled due to political reasons.
TAF thinks it would be cheaper to recieve second hand F16s instead of modernising the old F4s which are really very expensive.
There are inaccurete information on the Vikipedia about TAF.To my knowkedge the total F16 number is bigger than 300(360 if I am not mistaken) and TAF never had any A10s.(They had plans for it though but none ever entered service)
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PADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7756 times:
I think they should wait for the F-35 instead of ordering further F-16s.
It's also highly unlikely that they order the EF, because their EU ambitions got more than one damper in recent times and given thier extremely self-conscious attitude on that, they will just say "Shove it!" ...