NATO is concerned about the purchase of the Russian S-400 Triumph air defense missile system by Turkey. This is reported by Breaking Defense with reference to the head of the Military Committee of the alliance, Peter Paul.
According to him, the S-400 is incompatible with the technology of the North Atlantic alliance, so they will be used as a separate unit, not integrated into the overall air defense.
However, the main problem, is that operational information on NATO’s military infrastructure in Turkey will be preserved in Russian systems.
In addition, the operation of the S-400 requires a certain level of training, where Russian specialists will have to statined in Turkey for some time. Paul fears that the experts will have access to intelligence, which can be transferred to the Russian authorities.
Previously, the media reported that the US may impose sanctions against Turkey because of the purchase of Russian Triumph air defense systems.