BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – The U.S. State Department expressed Washington’s “deep concern” over reports of Turkey’s preparations to test the S-400 missile defense systems it had purchased from Russia.

“We are aware of these reports and continue to categorically oppose Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems,” a State Department spokesman said Tuesday, as reported by the Tass News Agency.

The Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit reported earlier Tuesday that the Turkish army may soon conduct tests on S-400 systems near the shore of the Black Sea.

The newspaper published video clips that it said showed the army transporting parts of the S-400 system towards the northern state of Sinop, crossing the city of Samsun, and pointed out that the authorities’ closure of airspace over Sinop is related to preparations for the upcoming experiments.

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-09 01:24

This may be a concern for the US, never noticed that even Greece doesn’t seems to be so? Greece has Rafale+Mirage-2000 and the unjammable SCALP stealth cruise missile, so S-400 ain’t an issue.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-09 01:27
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Moreover, without AWACS, S-400 is useless against low altitude targets, and Russian assets are not NATO compatible. Russia only sells AWACS to India. At 400km, it sees nothing under 15000ft, at 40km, nada under 300ft.