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US finally approves sale of F-16 Block 70s to Turkey

After a two-year delay, Turkey has finally gained approval from the US government to acquire 40 new-build F-16C/D Block 70 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters and 79 F-16V upgrade kits in a deal worth approximately $23bn

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Next-generation AWACS ­– Boeing’s E-7 Wedgetail

Boeing’s E-7 Wedgetail was expected to take over from the E-3 AWACS as it departed, but this hasn’t happened. Delays and cost overruns have meant the aircraft has not yet reached its full potential. However, a recent order by the USAF might be just what it needs, says Jon Lake.

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Turkey rolls out first TF-X stealth fighter prototype

As Turkey continues to demonstrate the growing might of its domestic aerospace/defence industry, Turkish Aerospace Industries – the nation’s largest aircraft manufacturer – publicly unveiled the first prototype of its new fifth-generation stealth fighter, the National Combat Aircraft (MMU) during a ceremony in Ankara on May 1

Turkey receives another upgraded KC-135R

Another upgraded Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker has been redelivered to the Turkish Air Force after completing an upgrade to Block 45.1 standard in the US

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Efes-2022: Turkey's Combined Joint Live Fire Exercise

The massive Efes-2022 military exercise was the perfect way to showcase the best of Turkey’s defence industry as well as its military might, writes Air Forces Monthly

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Anatolian Eagle 2022: Turkey's premier multinational exercise in focus

AirForces Monthly reports from Turkey’s Exercise Anatolian Eagle, a multinational exercise which took place at Konya Air Base from June 16-30

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Anatolian Phoenix: Turkey's helicopter multinational exercise

Combat Aircraft Journal visits Konya Air Base in Turkey to report on the rotary-wing focused multinational exercise Anatolian Phoenix

US completes first Turkish KC-135R upgrade

A Turkish Air Force-operated Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker has recently been returned to Turkey after completion of a Block 45 upgrade

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Turkish F-16s train with Polish forces during Enhanced Air Policing

Turkish Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 50+ Fighting Falcons currently deployed in Malbork, Poland for NATO Enhanced Air Policing conducted aerial manoeuvres with a Polish Air Force CASA C295M aircraft

Turkish A400M delivers vital PPE to UK

A Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) Airbus A400M Atlas has delivered 250,000 crucial items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the UK.