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Apparently Turkey has chosen a GE F404 for Hurjet and that makes the whole affair a lot more interesting. Export of F404, a military gas turbine engine, is restricted by the US government which reserves a right to refuse issuing an export license. And I believe USA is NOT in a mood to green light such sales, especially when they already blocked another gas turbine engine, LHTEC.
Yeah, because they are mostly existing contracts or technologies that are involved in are not sensitive & restricted as gas turbein engines for military jets. Hurjet is a new project and Turkey needs a new permission. Also, GE needs a special concession from the US government to sell military grade aeroengines as the US govenrment is even more strict with gas turban engines for military.
Again, because of existing contracts. Some US companies have already paid for supplies from Turkey or have to pay a contract termiation fee.
I think you are being too optimistic. You can't just assume the US would issue an export license of F404 for Hurjet just because the US allows her companies to fulfil existing contracts and supply arms with less sensitive technologies.
As it has been demonstrated with the LHTEC saga, the US is not keen on issuing a new export license for military-grade gas turbine engines (especially areoengines) to Turkey at the moment.
According to your logic from America LHTEC series engines to power the use of Turkey we had to keep coming but not receive delivery of the new helicopter news? I also see that when it comes to your job, you can rely on the words of our statesmen.