U.S. experts criticized the joint air exercises between Turkey and China is not a good thing
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LONDON October 8 News: U.S. 6, reported the Washington Times, the Pentagon said on that day, the Turkish government has undertaken: in the recent military exercises with the People’s Liberation Army Navy During the protection of U.S. defense technology. In this regard, analysts pointed out that this exercise may reveal the main secret of NATO operations.
according to Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Tamara Parker confirmed media reports on September the European air military exercise involving a mock air battles of the US-Turkish and the Chinese Su-27 jet fighter.
Parker told the Washington Times said: “The Turkish Government is committed to the NATO alliance mission, and continue to maintain close ties with the U.S. Turkey has assured us that they have in relation to the United States and technology-related issues in NATO, Turkey will be very careful. “
However, Parker did not address another issue, namely whether the Chinese military has received a NATO air sensitive information. Jane’s Defence Weekly quoted Turkish diplomatic sources as saying the exercise is generally related to the performance of US-made F-4 and Chinese Su-27 fighters, but does not cover more advanced US-made F-16 fighters.
According to NATO sources said the official website, this is the first time that China and the NATO member states to hold similar exercises. Reported that China and Turkey’s joint air exercises in Turkey, “Anatolian Eagle” exercise part. By convention, exercises mainly by the United States, NATO members and Israel to participate. The drill site is located in Turkey’s Anatolian province of Turkey, which is the “Anatolian Eagle” case to the location of military exercises.
former Marine Corps fighter pilot, former Pentagon technology security officer Edward Dingbo Lei said, let the Chinese Air Force conducted military exercises with NATO allies would be a security risk. Ding Bailei that the PLA Air Force, Turkish Air Force is helping to understand NATO’s combat tactics, close to start training in China and Turkey is a bad idea. This is a very serious matter. He said that the face of the Turkey joint exercises and warming relations between Turkey and neighboring Iran situation, the Pentagon should rethink its sale to Turkey of new F-35 jet fighter’s decision.
Iranian English News TV “Press TV” 10 月 3 news, China to facilitate participation in joint air exercises in Turkey, Iran for the Chinese air force open the “green light”, will open its airspace to the Chinese Air Force transit to Turkey.
a Washington think tank the International Assessment and Strategy Center, the Chinese military expert Richard Fisher also with the Turkish military to conduct joint air exercises that Chinese criticism, because China and other Asian allies of the United States pose a threat to security interests. He said: “This is not a good thing.”
Fisher said, the late 1990s, Turkey’s use of Chinese technology, jointly developed with China’s short-range missiles B611. This shows that Turkey may continue to alienate the West. The report also said that China and Turkey hold joint exercises, the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will visit Turkey. (Spring)