Turkey to Buy 30 F-16 fighters by 2011

Iran Materials 31 August 2006 16:37 (UTC +04:00)

(Zaman) - Turkey will purchase 30 F-16 fighter jets as part of its modernization plans, Turkish Air Force Chief General Faruk Comert stated on Wednesday in Ankara.

Gen. Comert made his remarks to reporters during a special reception in the Turkish capital held on Wednesday evening for Victory Day, celebrated every year on Aug. 30, reports Trend.

"We will have purchased 30 F-16s by 2011. We are still trying to find the money but I don't think that will be a problem," Gen. Comert told journalists.

The F-16 jets are manufactured by the U.S. firm Lockheed Martin.