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Clement Charpentreau
Turkey denies procurement plans for Russian Su-35

The Turkish minister of Defense denied media reports that the country was about to acquire around forty Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to replace the hundred F-35A aircraft it expected before being evicted from the Joint Strike Fighter program....


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The Netherlands to acquire nine additional F-35A fighter jets

The Dutch Ministry of Defense announced the planned acquisition of nine additional Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter jets. The contract is valued at €1 billion and should eventually be followed by another order for six more aircraft....


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Airbus withdraws Eurofighter Typhoon from Canadian tender

Confirming the rumors that spread earlier this summer, Airbus announced its withdrawal from the Canadian fighter jet replacement tender, citing NORAD security requirements and recent changes to the industrial specifications....


Clement Charpentreau
US excludes Turkey from F-35 program, Russia sends counter-offer

After years of negotiations, the U.S. authorities finally began the process of excluding Turkey from the F-35 program due to its decision to acquire the Russian S-400 air defense system. Russia reacted by offering Turkey to buy its Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets instead....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus and Boeing ready to drop the Canadian fighter jet tender?

Airbus and Boeing might consider withdrawing from the tender launched by Canada for new fighter jets. Both manufacturers allegedly believe that the process has been rigged in favor of Lockheed Martin....


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Trump confirms Poland’s decision to acquire F-35A fighter jets

President of the United States Donald Trump confirmed Poland’s decision to purchase 32 F-35A fighter jets, as part of a larger deal that will see the U.S. strengthen their defense relationship with the EU member state, as Turkey is about to be phased out of the Joint Strike Fighter program....


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Japan calls off crashed F-35A search, rest of fleet grounded

Japan ended its search for the pilot's body and the wreck of the F-35 fighter jet that fell to sea on April 9, 2019....


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US could suspend training of Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets

After halting the delivery of parts earlier in 2019, the Pentagon is now considering halting the training of Turkish pilots on the F-35 in yet another episode of the ongoing dispute between the United States and Turkey regarding the acquisition of the Russian S-400 system by the latter....


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The US Air Force prepares to fight its own F-35s

  The United States Air Force announced that it would be reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron. For the first time since the aircraft entered service, nine F-35A Lightning II will be used to act as aggressors....


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Japan finds some debris from its F-35A lost at sea

Japan announced on May 7, 2019, that it had found more debris, including part of the flight recorder, from the F-35 fighter jet that crashed into the sea a month before....