Romania's main objectives in the defence field, in the context of the Strategic Partnership with the US, were approached on Tuesday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, at a meeting with the CEO of the US company of military products and services Lockheed Martin Corporation, Marillyn A.
Lockheed Martin Corp said on Tuesday it was working to establish alternate supply sources for F-35 parts in the United States after the Pentagon decided last week to remove Turkey from the fighter jet program.
On a post-earnings call, Lockheed's chief executive officer said the company would be able to remove Turkey from its manufacturing supply chain by March 2020.
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.
A spending bill reflecting Congressional priorities to advance US foreign policy and US foreign assistance programs, submitted Thursday to the House of Representatives, seeks to limit the transfer of the Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 to Turkey unless Ankara, a NATO ally, reconsiders its decision to purchase the S-400 defense system from Russia.