“Nightmare for NATO”: BI explained what s-400 threat for the defense of the Alliance
MOSCOW, 1 Jul — RIA Novosti. The desire of the us Senate to refuse to supply to Turkey fighter-bombers F-35 can turn into a nightmare for NATO, as Ankara in this case will purchase military equipment from Russia, writes Business Insider.
“Turkey has already agreed to buy the Russian missile system s-400. Due to this, Moscow may be able to interfere with the defense system of NATO, which will be a nightmare for the Alliance”, — the author writes.
He describes s-400 as “one of the most advanced platforms for missile defense”, intended in particular for strikes on the American aircraft rely on stealth technology.
With regard to the decision of the Senate about the F-35, instead, Ankara may begin to buy Russian multipurpose fighter of the fifth generation su-57. This constitutes a serious threat to NATO and NATO aircraft, the article says.
Lieutenant General, USAF, retired David Deptula in an interview with Business Insider noted that the Alliance “does not want to implement the Russian system in its air defence”. That Turkey will prefer the su-57, he believes. According to him, this acquisition does not make sense, as these aircraft are incompatible with NATO systems.