The Pentagon recognized that Turkey is not going to abandon the S-400 air defense system


Despite continued United States pressure on Turkey, the latter continues to abut and is not going to get rid of the Russian Triumph S-400 anti-aircraft system. This was stated by US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Procurement and Logistics Ellen Lord.


Answering a corresponding question from journalists, Lord noted that Turkey does not succumb to pressure from the United States and refuses to get rid of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems acquired from Russia. Therefore, Washington will continue to transfer the production of components for fifth-generation fighter F-35s from Turkish territory to the United States and program partners.

We are still in the same position: we have clearly stated that the F-35 and S-400 are incompatible. Unfortunately, Turkey did not decide to take any steps on the S-400, so we continue to transfer work from Turkey

- she said.

Recall that previously Washington has already applied certain sanctions to Turkey, removing it from the implementation of a joint program to create F-35. At that time, Turkish pilots in the United States were already taking a training course in piloting 5 generation fighters. As a result, the fighters intended for the Turkish Air Force were not transferred to Ankara.

In turn, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the S-400 the most powerful air defense system in the world and said that Turkey was not going to abandon the Russian anti-aircraft system. The S-400 will be put on combat duty until April 2020.
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  1. Vasyan1971 14 January 2020 17: 30 New
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    Lord noted that Turkey does not succumb to pressure from the United States and refuses to get rid of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems acquired from Russia.

    Have to swallow.
    1. Terenin 14 January 2020 17: 33 New
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      The Pentagon recognized that Turkey is not going to abandon the S-400 air defense system

      The Pentagon, as always mistaken. winked . Turkey may refuse from the S-400 air defense system, in favor of (replacement) ... S-500 air defense system bully
      1. SRC P-15 14 January 2020 17: 44 New
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        The Pentagon recognized that Turkey is not going to abandon the S-400 air defense system

        It would be better at the Pentagon to recognize the superiority of the S-400 over the Patriot than to try to keep a good face in a bad game.
    2. figwam 14 January 2020 17: 38 New
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      Patriot systems have shown their incapacity twice, in Saudi Arabia and in Iraq.
    3. Losharik 14 January 2020 17: 44 New
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      Quote: Vasyan1971
      Lord noted that Turkey does not succumb to pressure from the United States and refuses to get rid of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems acquired from Russia.

      Have to swallow.

      That was the calculation .. Erdogan made the right choice! Russia will not throw, although the Turks created many problems for us
      They wanted to pit us bastards .. But figs to them!
      The goal is to squeeze the United States out of BV, etc. Enough to rob and provocations to adjust .. Next Iran will receive the S-400!
      1. Nyrobsky 14 January 2020 20: 28 New
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        Quote: Losharik
        That was the calculation .. Erdogan made the right choice! Russia will not throw, although the Turks created many problems for us
        They wanted to pit us bastards .. But figs to them!
        The goal is to squeeze the United States out of BV, etc. Enough to rob and provocations to adjust .. Next Iran will receive the S-400!

        At least Iraq is already thinking about buying its own product. And Edik understands that with the presence of the S-400 he will be able to drop the F-35 in the event of something, and in the absence of the S-400, some F-35 can drop him. So he sleeps better under the umbrella of the S-400.
  2. Sergey39 14 January 2020 17: 35 New
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    Not only Turkey. Many stop paying attention to the wishes of the hegemon. The US is losing its grip. The world is becoming multipolar.
  3. Ros 56 14 January 2020 17: 56 New
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    Turks know striped scammers and what their promises are worth.
  4. businessv 14 January 2020 18: 04 New
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    We are still in the same position: we have clearly stated that the F-35 and S-400 are incompatible.
    As for me, they’re so completely compatible as antipodes! One flies, the other knocks! What are the contradictions? soldier
  5. BABAY22 14 January 2020 18: 17 New
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    Someone will say why Erdogan is S-400? He wants to eat them directly can not.
    Even under threat of sanctions, withdrawal from the F-35 program.
    No, I can understand that the Indians, Iran, Iraq, Syria, the Saudis would not have refused the S-400. They have someone to defend against and they really need it. But why Turkey? Without it, nothing at all, just an edge? To shoot down RPK self-made drones?
    But everything falls into place, if we assume that Erdogan Putin must in life.
    And Erdogan has one answer to all the threats of the Americans - “You call Moscow first, there you will solve these questions.”
    1. dvina71 14 January 2020 19: 04 New
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      Quote: BABAY22
      Someone will say why Erdogan is S-400?

      In this world, not much can be relied on by any state .... one of these .. explanatory air defense / pro .. Announce the list of air defense systems better than the S-400 in its price niche ..?
      1. BABAY22 14 January 2020 19: 26 New
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        Yes, no questions asked. S-400 is recognized by the whole world.
        But the price of the issue is too high, this is the first. And the need for such a powerful complex for Turkey is the second.
        Well, it’s not in reserve to take such a thing. Like, what if tomorrow the NATO country of the USA starts military operations against the NATO country of Turkey.
        I am more inclined to the "alternative" version.
        You mountain eagle shot down our plane?
        Shot down.
        Thought to get off with tomatoes?
        So, now our missiles will protect your sky, which you will buy from us for your money. And if you suddenly shoot our plane again, then this very rocket will fly into your window and fly.
        By the way. Forget about the F-35.
        1. dvina71 14 January 2020 19: 51 New
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          Quote: BABAY22
          I am more inclined to the "alternative" version.

          The version is clearly sucked from the finger ..
          Let me be my .. based on the facts ..
          The Turkish F-16 knocks down our Su..more than that .. a real hunt begins for the pilots .. although at that time there were no problems from our dryers to the Turkmens ... that is, the motive for revenge does not roll ..
          S-400 is delivered to the Khmeimim base and Turkish aviation landed for a while ..
          NATO does not fit in with Turkey and even hint .. themselves ...
          Then there is a coup .. Putin openly saves Erdogan.
          The conspirators are being arrested .. among them are the pilots involved in the attack on drying and their superiors .. quite by accident, trained in the states.
          And here is my assumption that during the investigation it became clear that the coup was inspired by the ocean ..
          And what does Erdogan have as a result ..
          The useless NATO, the desire of the West to remove the obstinate Sultan and heaps of a problem with a big neighbor .. Turkish business was driven from there, tourists hinted at where to go .. and this is definitely not Turkey .. and TD, etc. ..
          True neighbor hints .. apologize. Compensate for the affected and there will be less problems.
          In addition, the Turks have long been willing to buy a heavy class air defense system ... but the states stubbornly do not want to sell them their Patriot ..
          So the 400th hundredth is a logical continuation of the situation .. and with a neighbor things were settled and a long-range air defense system acquired .... such that it would depend on NATO ..
    2. Rzzz 14 January 2020 20: 15 New
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      Quote: BABAY22
      Why Erdogan exactly S-400?

      Rabbits are not only valuable fur.
      And the S-400 is not just rockets. Which, thank God, have not yet been tested in action, and God forbid, they would not have been tested.
      But these are also excellent radars that are connected to the network and allow very good control of the environment.
  6. knn54 14 January 2020 18: 19 New
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    Sanctions are not scary.
  7. Kerensky 14 January 2020 20: 13 New
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    But complexes were needed right now. So you can’t wait until the pilots have learned and at least get a little F-35 at their airfields.
    After all, they could hold secret negotiations, send an advance. We’d do it for now and put it in the garage ....