Turkey to Send New Letter to the USA for F-16 Block 70
Governing Party Spokesperson Ömer Çelik made a statement regarding the F-16 Fighting Falcon Blok 70 warplanes demanded by Turkey. Çelik said, “Defence Ministry had sent a request letter to purchase 40 new F-16s and upgrade existing ones to that level. In this context, a letter will be sent.”There is a demand for F-16 Block 70 in Turkey to recover the 1.4 billion US Dollars spent on the F-35 and strengthen the existing F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter fleet of the Turkish Air Force.Turkey’s demand for F-16 Block 70 includes the supply of 40 new fighter jets and 80 kits to modernise existing F-16 fleet.It is known that the demand includes the supply of ammunition and spare parts for the new aircraft and the existing F-16 fleet. It is estimated that the F-16 Block 70 package will cost Turkey 6 billion USD.