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Stoltenberg: With the deployment of the S-400 air defense system in Turkey, the risks for NATO aircraft have become great

Stoltenberg: With the deployment of the S-400 air defense system in Turkey, the risks for NATO aircraft have become great
Anti-aircraft missile system S-400, appeared in service with the Turkish army, became a real irritant for its partners in the North Atlantic military bloc. Recall, that the other day US sanctions were imposed on Turkey, which “freeze” the accounts of the Defense Industry Directorate and prohibit financial institutions from lending to the Turkish defense industry.

Today, NATO Secretary General spoke on the topic of Ankara's acquisition of the S-400 Triumph air defense system from Russia. According to Jens Stoltenberg, air defense systems acquired by Turkey "threaten the aircraft of NATO countries".

Jens Stoltenberg:

The problem is, that Russian-made air defense systems cannot be integrated into a single NATO air defense system. Russian air defense systems are technologically incompatible with our air defense system. The risks for our aircraft when deploying the S-400 air defense system in Turkey have become great.
About, that the S-400 air defense system cannot be integrated into a single air defense network of the North Atlantic bloc, its representatives have spoken before. However, Turkey every time parried it with a question: “But how, in this case, the S-300 complexes were integrated into the unified air defense network of the alliance?, in service with Greece?»

Recall, that the United States had previously withdrawn Turkey from the F-35 fighter partnership. Planes already contracted and paid for were never delivered to Ankara, what caused outrage from Erdogan. It was then that the words were spoken in Turkey, what if the US doesn't want to supply the F-35 for the Turkish Air Force, then you can consider buying Su-57 fighters from Russia. true, Ankara has not yet reached a contract for the Su-57.

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