Turkey successfully tests Russian S-400 air defense system, America is wary
Seeing the behavior of his allies, the US is angry.
The White House considers Turkey too much because it is actually friendly with Russia.
Turkey tested a Russian-made S-400 air defense system for the first time during a drill near the northern city of Sinop, sources TASS reveal.
“Three S-400 anti-aircraft defense system missiles were launched. All of them managed to hit the specified targets,” said the source TASS in Russian military and diplomatic circles, Friday (16/10).
Turkey’s move to purchase the S-400 air defense system sparked a negative reaction from NATO. The alliance, of which Turkey is a member, warned that the purchase posed a real risk to allied aircraft.
Last year, the United States (US) excluded Turkey from the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jet program, after Ankara received the first batch of the Russian-made surface-to-air missile system.
In August, Alexander Mikheyev, CEO of Rosoboronexport, a Russian state-owned company that sells weapons, said Turkey had signed a contract for the delivery of the second batch of S-400s.
Russia announced in September 2017 that it had signed a $ 2.5 billion deal with Turkey for the delivery of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system to Ankara.
Under the contract, Turkey received a regiment of S-400 air defense missile systems (two battalions). The deal includes the transfer of some production technology to Turkey.
Turkey is the first NATO member country to purchase the S-400 air defense missile system from Russia. Deliveries of the S-400 to Turkey began on July 12, 2019.
The S-400 “Triumf” is a long-range air defense missile system that Russia claims is the most advanced and entered service in the country of Red Bears in 2007.
The S-400 missile can destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and can also be used against ground installations. Then, the S-400 can strike targets at a distance of 400 km and an altitude of up to 30 km.
“Successful, Turkey tests Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft defense system missile”