Turkish defense industry companies will continue to manufacture parts for F-35 Lightning II fighter planes by 2022 as part of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Project.
S-400 Triumf air defense missile system (HSFS) to Turkey due to supply F-35 and Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon suspends deliveries, the supply of parts for the Turkish company announced that it had discontinued from March 2020. However, the President of the Turkish Presidency Defense Industry Professor. Dr. In a statement made by İsmail DEMİR in the past weeks, it was stated that Turkish companies still continue to manufacture parts.
In this context, the statement made by Pentagon spokesperson Jessica Maxwell said that Turkish companies will continue to produce 2022 components for F-35 jets until 139, but the production will be decreased gradually.
Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayii A.Ş. Turkish defense industry companies (TUSAŞ), including Alp Havacılık and AYESAŞ, produce many components for the F-35 Lightning II, including the middle body, the parts of the landing gear, and the software that performs the task of opening and closing the internal weapons stations.