US State Department Approves Possible Sale of F-16 Fighters to Bulgaria

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of eight F-16 aircraft and related equipment to Bulgaria at an estimated cost of $1.67 billion, a Pentagon agency said on Monday, reports Yahoo News. 

The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corp, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.

US official: Pentagon eyes F-35 sales to Greece, Romania and Poland

The United States is considering expanding sales of Lockheed Martin Corp-made F-35 fighter jets to five new nations including Romania, Greece and Poland as European allies bulk up their defenses in the face of a strengthening Russia, a Pentagon official told Congress on Thursday.

Training of Turkish pilots on F-35 jets to continue, Pentagon says

The Pentagon said on Thursday it would continue training Turkish pilots on two F-35 jets at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, despite a dispute over Ankara's plans to purchase a Russian air defense system.

"The training will continue at Luke Air Force Base," Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers told reporters.

US freezes delivery of F-35 fighter equipment for Erdogan to back down on S-400s

The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, a Pentagon spokesman said on 1 April, marking the first concrete U.S. step to block delivery of the jet to the NATO ally in light of Ankara's planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system.