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Turkey to buy 30 F-16s by 2011

01 September 2006 [13:52] - TODAY.AZ
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, Cihan News Agency reports.

"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 'Fighting Falcon' multirole fighters are manufactured by the U.S. firm Lockheed Martin.

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