Israel blocks sale of F-16 recce equipment for Turkey
The diplomatic crisis with Ankara intensified on Thursday when the Defense Ministry decided not to renew an export license for Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries to sell advanced intelligence systems to the Turkish Air Force.
Defense officials said Israel was working to improve ties with Ankara but that the ministry was “responsible for every product that receives an export license” and that it could not currently permit the delivery of the intelligence- gathering systems to Turkey.
Source: 24 December 2011 - Daily Air Force News (www.dailyairforce.com)
Photo: The Turkish Air Force F-16D Block50+ in Izmir (Photo by © xairforces.net 2011)