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The United States often refuse to put SAM Patriot (“Patriot”) to other countries, since foreign partners are required to describe technical data of these systems and to establish production on its territory. It is reported TASS with reference to Deputy U.S. Secretary of defense for procurement and logistics Ellen Lord.
So, the Deputy Minister commented on the situation with deliveries of Russia and the United States to third countries systems s-400 and Patriot. The Lord responded to the statement that the US was inferior to Russia in the world arms market, as the s-400 is cheaper and better Patriot in technical terms. “Obviously, we are limited national export control regime and other such things,” she said, noting that often the requirements of foreign partners cannot be satisfied because of the ban of American law.
Lord also noted that the United States will not allow a situation where foreign partners will simultaneously and With-400, and American fighter-bombers of the fifth generation F-35.
In December, Advisor to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Deputy Chairman of the ruling justice and development Cevdet Yilmaz said that the reason for the purchase by Turkey of the Russian s-400 was the failure of the acquisition of Patriot. According to him, the U.S. Congress has not approved the terms of the transaction, and Ankara was forced to seek an alternative.
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