US’s F-35 deliveries will be delayed
US had announced it was removing Turkey and Turkish firms from the F-35 stealth fighter program, following through on threats to do so over Ankara's receipt of the Russian S-400 anti-air system.
TURKEY PRODUCES THE IMPORTANT PARTS OF F-35 JETS
Turkish companies were responsible for 937 parts used to build the F-35, with 400 of that sole-sourced from Turkish firms.
According to the White House reports, the decision will cost US at least $600 million. But the anticipated loss will be higher.
US’s jet deliveries to the recipient countries are expected to be delayed for 2 years.