Skip to comments.Fightercraft makers battle for lucrative Turkish market
Posted on 11/30/2010 12:12:56 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Two of the world's largest military aircraft manufacturers are competing to sell scores of new-generation fighter jets to the Turkish Air Force.
The rivals are a U.S.-led consortium that makes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, or JSF, Lightning II and Europe's Eurofighter consortium, which is marketing the Eurofighter Typhoon.
The playing field, however, is unequal as Turkey has already selected the JSF as its next fighter aircraft type and plans to buy about 100 F-35 aircraft worth nearly $15 billion. Many Turkish companies are members of the nine-nation JSF consortium and are producing parts for the aircraft.
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Frankly, I would feel better if Turkey got no contracts for advanced weaponry. I believe that the Islamists have essentially taken over and that country is no ally. In fact, I think there is considerable evidence that Turkey is the next Iran.