Hulusi of Akahata: @tcsavunma
Turkey is ready to eliminate the concerns of the United States arising from fears of leaks of the characteristics of American fighter fifth generation F-35 Lightning II, which can occur due to anti-aircraft missile system s-400 “Triumph” in Russia. This was during an online conference held by the Turkish Heritage Organization, said on Twitter the head of the defense Ministry of the Republic Hulusi Akar.
The Minister said that Turkey even in the face of the epidemic continued to produce critical components for the F-35 Lightning II, being excluded US from the program according to the fighters. “I would like to emphasize that the F-35 Turkey is a partner, not a client. The safety program of the F-35 is also important for Turkey. We are technically ready to resolve issues with the United States in relation to the s-400 and F-35,” said the Minister.
In July the head of the Secretariat of the defense industry of Turkey Ismail Demir stated that the cost for development of the F-35 Lightning II after exclusion of Turkish contractors caused by the purchase by Ankara of Moscow s-400 “Triumph”, will grow by $ 600 million and will increase the price of each plane for 7-9 million dollars.
In the same month, former Deputy commander of the air defense forces Land forces of the USSR the General-Lieutenant Alexander Luzan admitted that the purpose of software testing Turkey With-400 “Triumph” is the search for the “weaknesses” of the system. The doctor said that from the s-400 “Triumph” it is technically impossible to extract technology.
Video, photo All from Russia.