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Turkey Has Reportedly Test Fired Its S-400 Air Defense System For The First Time

Friday, October 16, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Thomas Newdick  |  October 16, 2020  |  The Warzone Wire


Turkey's decision to test the S-400 is another defiant step that is likely to reignite tensions between it and its NATO allies.

Reports, following the appearance of videos on social media, suggest that Turkey has begun live-fire testing of its controversial Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system. Doing so risks provoking the wrath of traditional allies, especially the United States, which has threatened new sanctions in the past if Turkish authorities were to take this step.

Video footage emerged on social media earlier today of the reported “comprehensive test” of the S-400 system in the country’s Sinop province on the Black Sea coast. Though unconfirmed, they show narrow columns of smoke snaking into the sky over that region that do appear to be broadly consistent with S-400 missile launches that we’ve seen in the past. READ MORE...

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