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Haim Ronen posted:
Turkey has received the first two F-35 jets from the US, but with a catch: the planes will stay in the US until end of 2019 as Turkish pilots are training to fly them and Senate continues attempts to bar Ankara from getting F-35s.
 The Russian S-400 is incompatible with the NATO's air defense systems so another benefit to the Russians is a chance to disrupt the alliance in terms of effectiveness as well as the relations among its members. 

The plot thickens  ........  UK as the only F-35 Tier-1 partner (together with USA) has been chosen to be a global repair hub for F-35.  Located in North Wales the facility will be the European F-35 location for major overhauls & upgrades.  Other work will include service of avionics, electronic & electrical, fuel, mechanical & hydraulic systems & ejection seats.

Whats missing ??  yup  engines.  Despite Rolls Royce involvement in the design & development of the main engine but significantly in the angled thrust vectoring system, no engine servicing (other than on base routine) will take place in UK.  Lockheed have set up  3 european area engine maintenance facilities in Netherlands, Norway ...... and ...... Turkey.     I can't find anything of the latest for that plan, I expect (hope) its under review.  

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