Acting Defense Sec. Shanahan: "US to move F-35 work out of Turkey"

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4 May 2019

The US will stop its manufacturing support for F-35 fighter jets in Turkey if Ankara continues to pursue plans to acquire Russian long-range S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters on Friday, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

“If Turkey decides that the S-400 is a decision they want to go forward with, then we have to move work out of Turkey”, he stated.

Shanahan pledged to discuss options with representatives of US aerospace manufacturers Lockheed Martin and United Technologies should Turkey go ahead with plans to purchase S-400s.

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