The US Senators proposed a bipartisan bill to offset Washington's extortion by Turkey by stopping the transfer of 100 contracted F-35s while Ankara did not break the deal with Moscow to buy complex airfares.
The F-35 Fighter Transfer Limitation Bill in Turkey was introduced by Republican Senator James Lenkford and was sponsored by Republican Tom Tillis and Democrat Senators Joan Shaen and Chris Van Holen on Thursday. Draft of the bill states that "" can not be a debt or money for the transfer of a batch of F-35 aircraft to Turkey or intellectual property and technical data its operation and maintenance until the submission of a written certificate to Congress that Turkey "does not plan or intends" to continue with the delivery of the most modern Russian S-400 "land-air" missiles
, that the purchase of the S-400 is vital to "protect our 82 million citizens" [1
"Russia's prospect of having access to US aircraft and technology in a country from NATO, Turkey, is a serious national and global
The Pentagon buys pressure on Ankara in an attempt to discouraged him from buying famous air defense system of the S-400 Triumph in Russia, threatening it with sanctions under the counter of Americans against sanctions. (CAATSA). The new bill requires Trump to "faithfully enforce" the provisions of the act.
So far, the tactics of fright used by Washington to make Turkey abolish the S-400 deal fell. Ankara has repeatedly stated that the purchase of Russian systems is a deal aimed at the diversification of the arsenal and unrelated to the security of the United States and NATO.
In his latest request to discourage Ankara from purchasing Russian-made complexes, the Pentagon threatened to deprive Ankara of the F-35 and the Raytheon missile system would not be available to Ankara. Turkey rejected US requests for "interoperability" with NATO, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier this month that Washington is blackmailing Ankara because it does not want to become an independent regional player. The $ 2.5 billion deal with Russia will provide the first of four S-400 batteries delivered to Turkey in July this year. Turkey is a vital partner in the F-35 program, which itself has been overwhelmed by overflows, delays and productivity problems, and has so far been the most expensive project of the US Army. Turkey has made parts of the fuselage, chassis and cabin of the planes and invested about $ 1.25 billion in the Pentagon's largest weapons program during the course. The first F-35 aircraft was delivered to Turkey at a ceremony in Texas in June, and two more planes were scheduled to be delivered by the end of this month
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