The Turkish Ministry of Defense is working on the issue of interaction between the Russian S-400 air defense systems and the fifth-generation American fighter F-35. This was stated by Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar.
According to Akar, Turkey intends to solve the issue of compatibility of the Russian anti-aircraft system and the fifth-generation American fighter; work in this direction is already underway. If nothing works, then Ankara still does not intend to abandon the Russian anti-aircraft system in favor of the American F-35.
We are working on the compatibility issue of F-35 and C-400. I hope these efforts will bring a positive result. Ankara will not abandon one in favor of the other. If even Russian systems cannot work in parallel with F-35, we will find the most convenient action formula
- he said.
Currently, the country's defense minister explained, Turkey continues to deploy S-400 air defense systems on its territory, while Turkish specialists are being trained in Russian training centers. Ankara in no way intends to revise the contract with Russia on C-400.
These complexes will take up combat duty. Everything is going according to plan. Let no one doubt it
- said Akar.
Earlier, the US demanded that Turkey get rid of the Russian S-400 air defense system “by any means,” threatening once again with sanctions.