U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced the cessation of training for Turkish pilots on the F-35 JSF beginning July 31st if Tukey does not abandon its plans to purchase the Russian S-400. In addition, Turkey will be excluded from the manufacture of F-35 parts and components, which will be reallocated to other sources. This follows halting of F-35 stand-up parts shipments earlier in the year. Secretary Shanahan further stated “There is strong bipartisan U.S. Congressional determination to see CAATSA sanctions imposed on Turkey if Turkey acquires the S-400.” We will keep you updated on future developments. Should Turkish entities be added to the CAATSA list, it is important for you to check your customer, end users, and vendors/suppliers against the Restricted Parties list. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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