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Israel to get three more F-35 jets on Sunday: army

JERUSALEM: Israel is to take delivery of three more F-35 stealth fighters from the United States on Sunday, adding to two which arrived in December, an army statement said. They are among 50 that Israel has agreed to buy from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin. US President Donald Trump has publicly upbraided Lockheed over "out of control" costs of the plane, the most expensive in history. The company has said it will bring down the price in the future. While other countries have ordered the planes, Israel -- which…

Turkey expects first F-35 delivery in 2018, plans more orders

ANKARA: Turkey expects to take delivery of its first Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter jets in 2018 and has decided to order a second batch, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries said on Friday. It did not say how many more of the fighter jets it planned to order but two U.S. officials familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the second batch would comprise 24 jets. The Undersecretariat said it expected the new orders to be delivered in 2021 and 2022. Its statement was released after a…