Trump Regime Threatens Turkey Over Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defense Missiles

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Regime Threatens Turkey Over Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defense Missiles

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Russian S-400s are the gold standard in air defense systems, technologically superior to US long-range surface-to-air Patriot missiles. Nothing in the West matches Russia's technological superiority.

S-400s can destroy multiple hostile aircraft, ballistic missiles, and other aerial targets up to 250 miles away. China was Russia's first foreign buyer. 

Trials were successfully conducted last December in the country, no further ones planned, a Chinese military statement saying:

"We really saw that the S-400 system by its capabilities today is unparalleled in the world in its armament class."

Russia's S-400 Triumf is the latest long-and medium-range surface-to-air missile system – designed to strike aerial and ground targets at a distance of up to 400 km away, at an altitude u
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