of course US would sell us F15s... the real question is that "would we buy them?" and the answer is "probably not"hmm would us sell us f15? in these times I think it is possible because they have f22 abd f15 is an old plane and the russian thread is there.. so some 20 or better 30 f15 would be great for us until we have tfx
US is spending 3-4% of its GDP on Military while Turkey has 2%, there is room upwards if you ask me.Hisar A and O systems took about
10 years to develop maybe Hisar U will take longer. We need ballistic missile defence fast but it will take another 10 years for that.
No shame in getting more F-16 or other aircraft, the u.s is thinking about acquiring more 4.5 generation jets because F-35 is too expensive and not ready.
The air force needs to be like the Israeli one in size, 350+ modern fighter aircraft. We have ~240 F-16,s plus ~45 well upgraded F4,s. That is not enough for Russia. As our military planners stated earlier we need heavy emphasis on Air Force and navy but you can't just talk and not spend. We need to be spending $25 billion a year not $15-18 billion.
Long range cruise missiles that can takeout threatening Russian air and naval bases must be acquired. I think some used patriots need to be acquired as well until Hisar U is ready. Even if patriots arrive in 5 years that's good because hisar u will take at least 10 years. Right now we are depending on American aegis equipped destroyers for ballistic missile defense. If you look they always have a destroyer like that in our area.
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We still want to over haul our whole armored force, and the navy. Current budget is not sufficient and that really does show, the army is completely out dated, we are a driving Cold War museum. Tulpar is ready but there are no orders, 6x6 and 8x8 are not being acquired yet. It will be years until the navy is updated. So far we got new patrol boats and 2 corvettes. Very little progress in the military field over the past decade from the inventory aspect if you look objectively. Btw I am talking inventory not what we are able to produce or planning to procure in 10 years. (platforms)We need more toys asap. Look at the threats we face.
WAFF | Greece & Turkey Defence Forum | World's Armed Forces ForumAccording to latest Turkish defence magazine MSI, Laser UMTAS deliveries started.
Possibly user is Turkish Navy SeaHawk.
Turkish Navy defines UMTAS-L as "5nm range missile" so range is around 9300m not 8km.