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Turkey Tests Russian S-400 As Tensions With Greece, NATO Spike

Friday, October 16, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Paul Mcleary  |  October 16, 2020  |  Breaking Defense

 

Earlier this month, two senators -- a Republican and Democrat -- wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on the administration to sanction Turkey after the S-400's radar was turned on.

WASHINGTON: In a move certain to widen the rift between Turkey and its NATO allies, Turkey tested its Russian-made S-400 air defense system Friday in the latest affirmation that Ankara intends to operationalize the system.

Turkish and Russian media reports said the launch took place at a military base near the Black Sea. The test marked the first time the Turkish military fired the system it bought in 2017, ignoring years of warnings from NATO not to buy the Russian system. It comes just weeks after the system’s radar tracked a Greek F-16, earning Turkey a sharp rebuke from NATO. READ MORE...


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