The Pentagon criticized the purchase of Turkey s-400 from Russia

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The Ministry of defense believe that the anti-missile system compatible with NATO standards, better meet the needs of Turkey, which agreed to buy Russia’s s-400.

«Compatible with (standards) of the NATO missile defense system remain the best option to protect Turkey from the entire spectrum of threats in the region… Turkey continues to adhere to the missile defense systems of NATO countries, including the US Patriot system, for its broader and long-term needs in air defense. USA committed to accelerate the supply of equipment acquired by Turkey, to the extent possible,» said RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Pentagon.

Thus he commented on the purchase by Ankara of the s-400 from Russia.

Earlier Friday, representatives of Russia and Turkey signed a loan agreement on deliveries of s-400. According to the Secretariat of defense industry of Turkey, Ankara is buying two batteries of this complex. The parties agreed on technological cooperation in this field to develop the production of anti-aircraft missile systems in Turkey.

A Pentagon spokesman said that the United States has previously expressed concern about the procurement of Turkey Russian s-400. He stressed that the two countries maintain «a deep and significant relationship in the field of military trade.»

Mobile anti-aircraft missile system long-range s-400 «Triumph» (the development and production of, the EBA concern «Almaz-Antey») is designed for high efficiency destruction of aircraft strategic and tactical aircraft, ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets and other means of air attack in conditions of electronic and other types of resistance.The Pentagon criticized the purchase of Turkey s-400 from Russia© RIA Novosti / Andrey Strawbeary missile system s-400 «Triumph». Specifications