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Purchase of F-35 fighter jets, energy, Turkey dominate Mitsotakis-Biden meeting

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis confirmed that Greece is eyeing the purchase of advanced US-built F-35 fighter jets and that a leading American defense contractor is seeking to invest in the country’s aerospace industry. “We will launch the process for the acquisition of a squadron of F-35 aircraft, and we do …

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USA removes Turkey from F-35 program over Russian S-400

The United States has officially notified Turkey that it has been removed from the F-35 fighter jet program, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on April 21. After terminating a 2006 memorandum of understanding, the United States signed a new agreement with other signatories, Anadolu Agency quoted a Pentagon official as saying. The …

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Greece to acquire 24 F-35 at a cost of $3billion, Defense Minister reveals

Defense Minister, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, revealed Greece’s armament plans following the official visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the White House. Greece plans to acquire 24 F-35 aircraft at a total cost of 3 billion USD including the infrastructure, proceed with the upgrade of 82 F-16 and possible purchase war …

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Trump: US will not sell F-35 to Turkey, but reluctant to impose sanctions

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration would not sell to Turkey F-35 fighter jets because of Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system. However, he showed reluctance to impose sanctions against the country. During a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Trump said “we are now telling Turkey…we’re …

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US Senator Menendez in Athens meets the President of Republic, Defense Minister

US Senator and member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Robert Menendez arrived in Athens on Monday for a series of meetings with the political leadership. Menendez is the American politician who pushed the US Senate to block the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey and the co-architect of East …

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US Pentagon plans to sell F-35 fighter jets to Greece, Athens is considering

Two days after the US froze the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, a Pentagon official told the Congress that the United States is considering expanding sales of Lockheed Martin Corp-made F-35 fighter jets to five new nations including Romania, Greece and Poland. In written testimony submitted to the …

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Greeks, Armenians protest Trump’s intervention for F-35 delivery to Turkey

The Armenian National Committee of American (ANCA), In Defense of Christians (IDC) and the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) expressed sharp disappointment on Friday  over the Trump Administration’s newly revealed opposition to Congressional restrictions upon the sale of advanced F-35 aircraft to Turkey. Trump Opposition to Congressional Restrictions on F-35 …

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US takes one more step towards freezing sale of F-35 to Turkey

A U.S. Senate committee passed its version of a $716 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, including a measure to prevent Turkey from purchasing Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, from Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Senator Thom …

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US lawmakers seek to freeze sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey

US lawmakers have introduced a new bipartisan bill seeking to ban F-35 deliveries to an “increasingly hostile and authoritarian” Turkey, partly because of Ankara’s decision to purchase Russia’s missile defense systems. Seeking to pressure Turkey into behaving in a manner worthy of NATO “standards,” and to limit sharing of the alliance’s assets …

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Turkey threatens the US with retaliation if F-35 fighter jets deal halted

Turkey has said it will retaliate if the U.S. halts sales of new generation F-35 fighter jets in reaction to the Turkish government’s purchase of S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems from Russia. “It’s not right for them to speak with us in a threatening way. If they take such a step …

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MoD Kammenos says “Greece and France discuss construction of frigates”

Amid great confusion over the alleged leasing of two French FREMM frigates, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos organized a press conference to clarify the issue. Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and French President, Emmanuel Macron, have discussed the possible construction of frigates in Greece, Kammenos said on Wednesday morning. The Defense …

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