Amendments introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives making sales of F-16 jets to Türkiye subject to conditions were removed in the final defense spending bill.
A conference committee made up of House and Senate members finalized the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill, which includes the 2023 defense budget and removed the conditions, state-run TRT has reported.
Türkiye had requested to buy 40 new F-16s and 79 modernization kits for its existing fleets from the U.S. in late 2021. The technical talks have been going on through 2022 in a positive way as Washington exposed that it supports the procurement of the warfighters to Türkiye.
Hurriyet Daily News