Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Washington for reactions to the delivery to Turkey of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems (WRU) s-400. On Wednesday, September 13, according to Anadolu.
“Some were angry from the contract that Turkey and Russia have concluded for the supply of systems s-400. What are we supposed to do? Turkey has been and will continue to take the necessary measures to ensure its security,” — said Erdogan, speaking to heads of municipalities.
He also noted that the US and Israel have themselves exacerbated the situation, not to supply Turkey with military drones, with the result that the Republic itself was established their production.
On 12 September it became known that Moscow and Ankara signed a contract for the supply of Turkey AAMS “Triumph”. On the same day, Erdogan said that Turkey made the first initial payment for the Moscow s-400. “The next step is to transfer the loan to us from Russia. And I, and Mr. [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is determined on this issue”, — said the Turkish leader.
S-400 “Triumph” — multi-channel long-range air defense missile systems, with several types of missiles of various ranges. Developed in 2000-e years in the NGO “Almaz” under the leadership of Alexander Leman, develops solutions used in the system s-300PMU-2 “Favorit”. Adopted in 2007.
According to the manufacturer, the s-400 is capable of hitting all available means of air attack, including aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles and tactical ballistic missiles with maximum speeds up to 4.8 kilometers per second.