Turkey Has The Capability To Bring Its F-16s To Block70 Level

Turkey Has The Capability To Bring Its F-16s To Block70 Level
Turkey Has The Capability To Bring Its F-16s To Block70 Level

President of the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir was the guest of the Circle of Mind program held on CNN Türk on December 17, 2021. In the program, where the audience can send their questions with the hashtag "#AkilÇemberi" on social media, Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir made statements about the MİLGEM project.

In this context, Demir made important statements about the modernization of F-16 warplanes. Demir said that Turkey has the ability to bring all its F-16 warplanes to the Block70 level if the modernization project requested from the USA is not allowed. In addition, Demir said, "We will have abilities that will nullify acquired talents." used the phrases.

We think that the US Administration will approach the issue positively.

Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar spoke at the General Assembly of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, where the 2022 Budget Proposal of the Ministry of National Defense was discussed. Making a detailed presentation on the activities, Minister Akar made statements about the F-16 warplanes that Turkey requested from the USA. Akar stated that Turkish and US delegations met in Ankara on October 27, 2021. In this context, Akar stated that the delegations agreed to meet in the USA at the beginning of 2022.

In the continuation of the speech, Akar said, “Our official request for the supply of F-16s and the modernization of our existing F-16 warplanes has been conveyed to the USA within the framework of Foreign Military Sales. We think that the US administration will approach the issue positively. We follow the process and developments closely. In the event that the US's stance is negative, Turkey will necessarily and naturally have to consider other options in order to ensure its security in the environment of threat it is in. used the phrases.

Source: defenceturk

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