Russia S400 arms sales test America and allies relations, want to threaten allies by sanctions

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 Russia S400 arms sales test America and allies relations, want to threaten allies by sanctions


Global network military May 31st report Global Times special correspondent Zhang Yichi Liu Yupeng] Russia and India have completed the negotiations on the Russian to sell S-400 triumphant air defense missile system, and both sides will sign the supply contract. Russia News Agency issued the news of 30. However, India is worried that it will incur US sanctions, and the two sides are studying how to circumvent it. Coincidentally, Turkey is also being threatened by the US threat to purchase S-400 for F-35. Why has S-400 become a barrier between the United States and some allies because S-400 is too strong? Or is it only to punish Russia?

The earth seal is trapped in the S-400

Russian media reported that the Russian military system senior people said that Russia will sell a total of about $6 billion in the S-400 air defense missile system to India, which will be signed by Russian President Putin during the visit to India in October this year. Russian Defense Ministry sources pointed out that India will buy 5 regiment, that is, 10 battalion S-400 air defense missile system. This huge contract between Russia and India will be one of the largest orders for the sale of air defense systems after the collapse of the Soviet Union. As the United States threatens to impose sanctions on countries with Russian military technical cooperation, Russia and India are now tightening up their consultations and taking measures to avoid possible US sanctions.

On 29 days, Thorne bury, chairman of the United States House of Representatives Military Committee, said in an interview with the NDTV television station in India that the United States was disappointed in Indias decision to buy S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia, but it was unlikely to impose sanctions on India at this stage. The decision of Indias high level may pose difficulties for a series of us India defense cooperation, including the provision of us drones to India.

Before India, Turkey had already learned from the past. Turkey last year finalized a $2 billion 500 million contract with Russia for the purchase of S-400. The United States and NATO countries are very cautious and urged Turkey to change their minds. First, it claimed that S-400 was incompatible with NATO air defense systems, and then said that Turkeys S-400 could lead to the disclosure of NATO confidential information, but Turkey was still my own. Recently, the US has offered a trump card, claiming that if Turkey purchases the S-400 air defense system, the United States may consider stopping the sale of F-35 to Turkey. Turkey did not show any weakness, claiming that if the US stopped selling F-35 to Turkey, Turkey would buy Soviet -57 from Russia.

In January this year, the CAATSA was formally entered into force, authorizing the US government to punish companies and countries that carry out major transactions with Russian Defense or intelligence agencies. The 231st provision of the bill provides sanctions against any country that buys military equipment from Russia. That is to say, if India buys Russias S-400 system, it may theoretically be sanctioned by US allies.

Why S-400 is always used to say something

The performance of the Patriot series air defense missile system in the United States is similar. For example, the Patriot -2 has reached a maximum range of 160 km. Patriot -3 uses kinetic kill and interception technology, and antimissile capability is more prominent. In addition, the Patriot -3 uses a completely new AN/MPQ-65 radar with excellent anti-jamming capability. Moreover, the United States has plans to upgrade the Patriot air defense system by using active phased array technology to further improve its performance. The Patriot air defense system also has its own bait against the anti radiation missiles, and its viability is strong. From the point of view of performance, S-400 and patriot have their own strengths and are not unique. In this case, it is obviously not only a technical index to decide which to buy.

Political factors are the main causes

In fact, arms trading, especially the purchase orders of such large systems, is never decided by the performance of weapons. It is a reflection of the opposition between the United States and Russia, as well as an objective reflection of the declining relationship between the United States and its allies.

Before S-400, Turkey had chosen Chinas red flag -9, but eventually it was yellowing by the United States, then the choice of S-400, and Turkey seems to have no choice of NATO air defense system. An important reason is that Turkey does not want to put treasure on NATO, especially in the United States, so as to avoid being controlled by others.

India also hopes to strike a right weapon through arms trading. The Russian state news agency reported on 30 days that Andre Ivanov, an expert on the Russian Institute for innovation and development, said Indias purchase of military equipment is implementing a diversified policy. It is said that India imports more than 62% of its weapons and equipment from Russia. In recent years, it has imported gust fighters, C-17 and C-130 transport planes, ultralight artillery and other equipment from Europe and the United States. However, the India market is very large, and the United States has to think twice before dealing with the issue of arms procurement in India. Of course, there are still uncertainties in S-400 contracts in India and Turkey. In particular, Indias intention to order is as high as 6 billion US dollars, which is rare in recent years. The US sanctions also take the easy to start small brothers, rather than the first to introduce S-400 China, is obviously based on this consideration. The source of this article: Global Times - global network. More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com responsible editor: Lee Ying Ying _NBJS5961

India also hopes to strike a right weapon through arms trading. The Russian state news agency reported on 30 days that Andre Ivanov, an expert on the Russian Institute for innovation and development, said Indias purchase of military equipment is implementing a diversified policy. It is said that India imports more than 62% of its weapons and equipment from Russia. In recent years, it has imported gust fighters, C-17 and C-130 transport planes, ultralight artillery and other equipment from Europe and the United States. However, the India market is very large, and the United States has to think twice before dealing with the issue of arms procurement in India. Of course, there are still uncertainties in S-400 contracts in India and Turkey. In particular, Indias intention to order is as high as 6 billion US dollars, which is rare in recent years. The US sanctions also take the easy to start small brothers, rather than the first to introduce S-400 China, is obviously based on this consideration.