Sunday, September 24, 2017

Turkey's new S-400 and the bragging about ability to shoot down US aircraft.

Thanks to Dave for the link!

via Defense News.
Turkey’s state run news agency Anadolu on Wednesday published an infographic showcasing the capabilities of the country’s new Russian-acquired S-400 missile defense system — and its ability to shoot down U.S. aircraft.

The graphic from the NATO ally’s news agency explains that the new S-400 can hit targets at 400 km away at 4.8 km per second. The infographic also says it can eliminate U.S. aircraft such as the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer, F-15, F-16, F-22 Raptor, and several other high tech U.S. aircraft.
Story here. 

Hmm.  This system is formidable, so I have no problem with them saying that. What rankles is that they would identify it being able to shoot down US aircraft.

Why that distinction?

It's a given that they wouldn't list Russian aircraft after that idiotic shoot down of a SU-24.  I don't see them listing EU aircraft because I'm sure that Turkey is hoping against hope that it can still, by some miracle, make it into the Union.

The Chinese are off limits to them because I imagine that they hope to either team with them, get into their markets or just play nice.

So why don't we get the same consideration?

This is why Trump's America First resonated with so many (to include me). Label this as another instance of a so called ally that being disrespectful to the Red, White and Blue.

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