Turkey to buy $2.9 bln worth of F-16s--PentagonTurkey wants to buy $2.9 billion worth of F-16 airplanes and related equipment to patrol its coastline and help support NATO operations, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Suppliers of the equipment include BAE System , Lockheed Martin , L-3 Communications , Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, the agency said in a statement.
"This proposed sale will not adversely affect either the military balance in the region or U.S. efforts to encourage a negotiated settlement of the Cyprus question," the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement."
the last line of the article notes drily:
" The Pentagon must notify Congress of possible foreign military sales."Richard Perle just got a bit richer, and baby jeebus cried.