C-400s and F-35s are incompatible and Turkey knows It – Pompeo

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10 April 2019

Earlier, Ankara hinted that it may turn to Russia for advanced aircraft if Washington failed to honour its commitment to sell it its Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters, ONA reports  quoting sputniknews.

The US' F-35 warplane cannot operate in the same airspace as the Russian-made S-400 air defence system and Turkey knows this, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told US lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday.

"It is not possible to both fly the F-35 in space where the S-400 is significantly operable," Pompeo said, speaking to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Washington has relayed this warning to Turkish authorities and defence officials, he added.

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