“The department is not going to comment on proposed legislation,” he said. “Until something changes, they are going to continue their flight academics at Luke.”
A Pentagon official confirmed to Rudaw’s Namo Abdulla that the ceremony to deliver the first jet to Turkey will go ahead as planned in Fort Worth Texas on Thursday. Turkish pilots are already in the US for training, the official added.
The F-35 fighter jet’s advanced stealth technology allows it to evade even sophisticated anti-aircraft systems, according to Lockheed Martin.
First F-35 warplanes are expected to be delivered to Turkey on June 21.
(19.4.2018) Developed by Lockheed Martin, the F-35B Lightning II is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is capable of carrying out a wide range of operations.
It is the first aircraft in the world to integrate radar-evading stealth technology with supersonic speeds, as well as short take-off and landing capability.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is also seeking to procure the F-35 jets, and talks are making an important progress, as stated by officials who refused to be named.