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Deputy Under Secretary of the United States (US) Air Force Heidi H. Grant has said that in case Turkey purchases S-400 air defense system, its access to NATO technology will be restricted.
Grant noted that they will not allow the S-400 defense system to be integrated with NATO technology.
What will happen to plans about F-35?
According to Defence News website, purchase of the S-400s may jeopardize F-35 sales to Turkey.
Turkey earlier announced that Russian and Turkey agreed on the purchase of S-400.
“If Turkey purchases S-400s, its access to NATO technology will be restricted. It's a significant concern, not only to the United States, because we need to protect this high end technology, fifth-generation technology but for all of our partners and allies that have already purchased the F-35," Grant said.
“There might be problems with delivery of F-35”
Detailing the possible effect of S-400 purchase, Grant said that problems might occur in the delivery of F-35 to Turkey in 2018. (HK/TK)
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