пятница, 2 апреля 2021 г.

In the United States went berserk over the "targeting" of the C-400 at the F-16 in Turkey

The US Congress went berserk over the joint tests conducted by Turkey in November 2019 of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system (SAM), purchased from Russia, and the American-made F-16 Fighting Falcon fourth-generation fighter, Defense News reports, citing sources.  

Such tests, according to the publication, a number of American lawmakers regarded as a public "targeting" of the air defense system at the fighter, "interpreting it as an implicit threat to other users of the F-16, in particular the United States." “This was not only a deliberate provocation, but also happened the day after [Turkish President Recep] Erdogan visited the Oval Office,” writes Defense News.
The publication notes that Turkey's purchase of the S-400 Triumph from Russia has suspended work on the modernization of the Turkish F-16 Fighting Falcon, which is to be carried out by the American company Lockheed Martin, and also threatens a deal between Ankara and Islamabad worth about $ 1.5 billion. assuming the purchase by the second party from the first 30 Turkish-made T129 attack helicopters, receiving CTS800 engines, manufactured under license from the United States.
In July, the head of the secretariat of the Turkish defense industry Ismail Demir said that the costs of the F-35 Lightning II program after the exclusion of Turkish contractors from it, caused by Ankara's purchase of the S-400 Triumph from Moscow, would increase by $ 600 million and lead to an increase in the price of each such plane is worth $ 7-9 million. 

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