Turkey to Face 'Grave Consequences' for Acquisition of Russian S-400 - Pentagon

Turkey to Face 'Grave Consequences' for Acquisition of Russian S-400 - Pentagon

Patriot defence systems are continuing, Akar said, adding that the S-400 systems would begin to be installed in October. "We've completed the signatures with Russian Federation for the S-400 deal under very very suitable conditions and they've brought the delivery forward to July".

Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the senior US general for operations in Europe and NATO's top officer, warned in congressional testimony this week that Turkey's pursuit of the S-400 deal would jeopardize American plans to sell to Ankara the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for both policy and security reasons.

The comments come as part of this week's back-and-forth between Ankara and Washington on the issue.

Speaking at an interview with the state-owned Anadolu news agency, Akar said Turkey was trying to establish an environment where its purchase of S-400 missile defence systems from Russian Federation did not impact its procurement of the F-35 jets.

Since then President Erdoğan has repeatedly said Ankara will go ahead with the S-400 purchase. "It's done", Erdoğan said, according to local translations.

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Turkey, the country with the longest land border with Syria which is considered to be a "failed state", a neighbor to the newly recovering Iraq, as well as having continental shelf problems with economically bankrupt Greece, still does not have an air defense system. You'll get alerts delivered directly to your inbox each time something noteworthy happens in the Military community. "We have reached an agreement with the Russians", Erdogan told Turkey's Kanal 24 television station earlier this week. "We have to protect and cover our 82 million citizens".

Washington fears the sophisticated radar of the S-400 system could compromise the F-35 technology, which was developed to elude Russian-made systems.

"I would just underscore the fact that this is a... huge decision for Turkey", he said regarding the F-35, adding: "But also to FMS (foreign military sales) and other systems we sell to Turkey as well". Turkish companies play a key industrial role in the program as one of the producers of the center fuselage and the maker of the cockpit display.

Some have said the United States is concerned that the S-400 poses security risks to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project.

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