Turkey resisted U.S. and EU pressure to allow China’s Red Flag 9 missile bid
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According to the Russian military news network reported on August 4, U.S. Defense News recently quoted the words of a Western experts said the disclosure, although NATO representatives to the Turkish Defense Ministry has officially warned that if China or Russia, soil air force procurement and production of anti-aircraft anti-missile missiles, earth will not be able to use NATO reconnaissance information on ballistic missile launches. But the military to withstand earth pressure, refused to bid for the right to deprive Russia of products, do not want to be excluded from the scope of the ongoing international tender.
It is reported that Turkey is an open bidding for the national air defense missiles and missile defense systems. Formal tender from the end of 2009, plans to purchase at least $ 1 billion long-range air defense missile system, Turkish Department of Defense in late 2011 or early 2012 announced the final results. Currently involved in a major competition in the United States Raytheon and Lockheed – Martin Corporation jointly launched the PAC-3 “Patriot”, the Russian defense export company introduced S-300, China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation launched the “Red Flag 9″ and the European Group (Italy, France) introduced the SAMP/T Aster 30. United States and Europe are worried that China and Russia, with superior performance, affordable products to win the competition, has been doing everything possible to put pressure on the earth. Previously mainly in secret, this is the first direct public intervention.
Western experts point out that NATO claimed that Russian production of air defense and missile defense system is technically and to NATO’s integrated intelligence network is not compatible. In fact in addition to economic and political factors, are still worried about their future may reveal important risk information. If Turkey insists on purchasing and Russia do not meet the standards of NATO missile system, once the access to NATO’s integrated intelligence network, intelligence leak phenomenon may occur. It is, therefore, NATO warned that if Turkey chose to China or Russia, missile systems, they will not access to NATO intelligence network, the soil will no longer be NATO military missile launch information.
February 1952 Turkey officially joined NATO. Turkey’s air defense systems currently constitute the main American-made missile systems of MIM-14 “Nike – Hercules”, MIM-23 “Eagle” XXI-range air defense missile system, developed by the United Kingdom and Turkey, “Light Sword” medium-range air defense missile system Turkish-made “A Tier dry” short-range air defense missile systems, and the United States and Turkey, the production of FIM-92 “Stinger” portable air defense missile system. Since the 21 century, the Turkish military electronics company Havelsan developed in cooperation with the U.S. Boeing new missile defense system in the future may be equipped to Turkey, the United States and other NATO countries. (Compiled: Shu-shan)