In the United States called the problem the purchase by Turkey of the Russian s-400
WASHINGTON, 13 Dec — RIA Novosti. Turkey’s decision to buy Russian anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) s-400 is a problem, said Thursday permanent representative to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison.
“This caused alarm in NATO, since these systems are incompatible with those systems that uses the Alliance,” she said in an interview with the Washington Post, which was broadcast on the newspaper’s website.
At the same time, Hutchison stressed several times that Turkey is a key partner of the United States, Washington is interested in cooperation with Turkey.
She noted that the US “does not want Turkey closer to Russia”. “It’s not in our interests. But it’s also not in the interests of Turkey,” — said the U.S. permanent representative to NATO.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 12 September announced that Turkey signed an agreement to acquire systems s-400, the Deposit is made. The Russian presidential aide on military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin, confirmed that Russia and Turkey have signed a contract to supply s-400, which is prepared for execution. Later Deputy head of the Secretariat of the defense industry of Turkey Ismail Demir said that the supply of systems s-400 to Turkey will begin within two years.
S-400 “Triumph” is the newest anti-aircraft missile system long-range. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium range, and can also be used against ground targets. Range From-400 up to 400 kilometers, it is capable to destroy targets at altitudes up to 30 kilometers. System s-400 “Triumph” was adopted by the Russian army in 2007.