The US and Turkey have agreed to Turkey’s purchase of 30 F-16 Block 50 fighters. A Lockheed Martin statement says the new F-16s would have the same advanced features the company currently is installing on Turkey’s current F-16 fleet. Lockheed will get approximately $1.1 billion of the total $1.8 billion agreed purchase price. Turkey began last year to work an agreement to purchase more F-16s and is still a partner on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”