U.S. Concerned Sale of American Warplanes to Turkey Could Boost Russian Intel Ops

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(Worthy News) - The Pentagon is urging caution surrounding a contested military deal with Turkey that would see it purchase several American-made F-35 warplanes that U.S. officials fear could be exploited for intelligence purposes by Russia, which has parallel military deals with Turkey.

The transfer of American F-35 jets to Turkey has emerged in recent months as a key sticking point in the United States's military alliance with Ankara, which has been strained due to the Turkish government's efforts to grow closer to Iran and Russia.

U.S. defense officials, speaking to the Washington Free Beacon, expressed concern about the arms deal, warning that Turkey's Russian allies could exploit the F-35s advanced computer systems by hooking them into the Moscow-made S-400 missile defense systems, which Turkey also operates. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More...) ]

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