Top US general: No F-35s if Turkey buys Russian defense system

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(Worthy News) - The United States should not sell its high-tech F-35 fighter jet to Turkey if Ankara moves ahead with plans to buy a Russian missile defense system, the top US military commander for Europe told Congress on Tuesday.

Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, head of US European Command, said Turkey, a NATO member, should reconsider its plan to buy the S-400 from Russia this year or forfeit other future American military aircraft and systems. He said Turkey’s use of the Russian surface-to-air missile defense system would be a threat to the F-35.

His comments are the latest in a series of warnings the US has made to Turkey over its plans to buy the S-400. The US and other NATO allies have repeatedly complained about the purchase, saying it is not compatible with other allied systems and would represent a security threat. The impending purchase has aggravated already souring relations with Ankara, including tensions over the war in Syria. [ Source: times of Israel (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Top US general: No F-35s if Turkey buys Russian defense system”

  1. The U.S. shouldn't sell ANYTHING to Turkey. Erdogan is NOT our friend. Erdogan is out for Erdogan ....... THAT'S IT! Why should we even consider selling Erdogan our top-notch weapons?
    See, THIS is the problem with the 'military mind' ....... it really doesn't consider its final decisions from a standpoint of building trust with others (other countries), its viewpoint is 'need to take care of number one' and 'once an enemy, always an enemy'.

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