Transport-launcher antiaircraft missile system s-400РИА News: Eugene biyatov
The acquisition of Turkey-Russia anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 “Triumph”, according to NATO, is tantamount to placing the “eye of Moscow” on the territory of the countries-participants of the Alliance, writes the German magazine Spiegel.
For maintenance facilities will require the assistance of the Russian side, says the publication. The holes in complex software systems Russia will be able to access any information, including data on the new American multi-functional fighter F-35. Ankara intends to acquire for its air force more than a hundred aircraft of this type.
On may 6, the Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara will give a harsh response if the US will impose sanctions against it due to the purchase of complexes With-400. In March, he stressed that Turkey will apply the s-400 only for their own protection.
In September 2017 Turkey signed a contract with Russia for the supply of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400. The beginning of deliveries scheduled for the year 2019. The contract provides for the sale of Ankara’s four divisions, equipped with these systems. The cost of the agreement is $ 2.5 billion, more than half of the amount will cover the Russian loan.
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