The US had agreed to sell 100 of its latest, fifth-generation F-35 fighters to Turkey, initially planning to deliver the two aircraft to Turkey in June. File photo: Reuters

US halts F-35 fighter jet programme with Turkey over its plan to buy Russian S-400 missile system

  • US move comes just days after Turkey’s foreign minister said his country was committed to the deal to buy the S-400 Russian missile system
  • US officials have voiced concern that Russia could obtain F-35 data to improve the accuracy of the missile against Western aircraft
Topic |   Nato

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The US had agreed to sell 100 of its latest, fifth-generation F-35 fighters to Turkey, initially planning to deliver the two aircraft to Turkey in June. File photo: Reuters
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