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Turkey, fearing further U.S. sanctions due to the purchase of anti-aircraft missile system (ZRS) C-400 “Triumph” from Russia, have accumulated spare parts for their own fourth generation fighters F-16 Viper American production, according to The Drive.
The publication notes that Ankara has approximately 245 aircraft F-16 Viper. In addition to components for such fighters, Turkey will purchase parts from other “unnamed military systems.”
In April, the German magazine Stern called s-400 “Triumph”, “nightmare for NATO”.
Earlier in the same month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Moscow would supply Ankara With-400 “Triumph” until July.
A contract to supply Ankara with the four battalions of s-400 was achieved in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, but half of this amount will cover the Russian loan. It was reported that the installation of missile defense systems could begin in October 2019.
Also buyers of the s-400 “Triumph” are China and India.
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