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In the US freaked out about the “target” C-400 in the F-16 in Turkey

by alex

В США взбесились из-за «нацеливания» C-400 на F-16 в Турции

In the U.S. Congress, enraged by hosted by Turkey in November 2019 joint tests anti-aircraft missile systems (WRU) s-400 “Triumph”, bought from Russia, and of the fourth generation fighter F-16 Fighting Falcon U.S. production, according to Defense News, citing sources.

Such tests, according to the publication, several us lawmakers described as a public “targeting” missiles to the fighter, “interpreted as an implicit threat to other users of the F-16, in particular the United States.” “It was not only a deliberate provocation but also happened on the next day after [President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan visited the oval office,” writes Defense News.

The publication notes that the purchase of Turkey Russia S-400 “Triumph” has suspended work on the modernization of Turkish F-16 Fighting Falcon, which should be done by the American company Lockheed Martin, and threatens the deal between Ankara and Islamabad in the amount of about $ 1.5 billion, involving the purchase of a second party from the first 30 attack helicopters T129 Turkish production, receiving the CTS800 engine, produced under license from the United States.

In July the head of the Secretariat of the defense industry of Turkey Ismail Demir stated that the cost for development of the F-35 Lightning II after exclusion of Turkish contractors caused by the purchase by Ankara of Moscow s-400 “Triumph”, will grow by $ 600 million and will increase the price of each plane for 7-9 million dollars.

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