Anti-aircraft missile system s-400
The head of the NATO Military Committee General Peter Paul warned Turkey about the consequences that it might face in case of purchase of Russian air defense systems s-400 “Triumph”. It is reported by Defense News.
According to the military, the purchase of Russian systems will prevent Ankara to integrate into the overall air defense system of the Alliance. “The principle of sovereignty, of course, is valid for purchase of defensive weapons. But in this case, the country should have sovereign risks that such a move entails,” said the Paul.
He also added that so far Ankara has not signed a final agreement with Moscow, in the framework of the Alliance should hold a discussion regarding the appropriateness of the transaction. In addition, as the General noted, even if the air defense system of NATO will not be integrated with s-400, one of its presence “creates problems for the allied assets located on the territory of this country.”
On possible difficulties related to the purchase by Turkey of Russian sams,October 13, said the U.S. permanent representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison. “The s-400 is incompatible with NATO systems and that’s the problem,” she said, noting that Ankara is a “good ally” and a key US partner in the region.
Two weeks earlier, Russia has received from Turkey the advance payment under the contract for the supply of anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 “Triumph”. As reported by the Russian presidential aide on military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin, this means that the “contract took effect”.
S-400 “Triumph” long-range multi-channel anti-aircraft missile system, 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.