The expert assessed the plan of Turkey to buy a second batch of s-400
Turkey decided to buy from Russia a second batch of anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, confirmed its sovereignty and caused "a painful blow" for the American military-industrial complex, the Director of the Center for analysis of world arms trade (TSAMTO, Russia) Igor Korotchenko.
He commented on the words of the head of the Secretariat of the defense industry of Turkey Ismail Demira that the country has reached a basic agreement about the delivery of the second set of s-400.
"Despite the pressure and threats from the United States and NATO, Turkey chose the path of sovereignty in security airspace. This is another defeat anti-aircraft missile complexes Patriot, and a painful blow on the capabilities of the U.S. military-industrial complex," - said korochenko RIA Novosti on Monday.
According to him, the motives of Turkey is clear – "take the best of what exists on the market anti-aircraft missile systems long-range". The second regiment would "extend the cover of the most important goals in the country from air attack".
Consent to delivery of the second batch of "chetyrehsot" suggests that the Turkish military specialists trained combat operation for supplied systems, the expert concluded.
The first contract for the supply of Turkey's four battalions of s-400 in the amount of $ 2.5 billion Russia has fulfilled in 2019. The contract includes also an option for another regimental kit.