Turkey Planning to Test Its Killer Drone Against S-400

A photo of Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) Bayraktar TB2 equipped with MAM-L.

Turkey will test its attack drone against Russian S-400 air defense systems.

Based on the tactical knowledge gained through the use Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles in Libya and Syria against the Pantsir-S air defense missile system and the destruction of the S-300 air defense missile system in Armenia, Turkey intends to create killers of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems based on its Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles.

The drones, the cost of which is estimated at a few million dollars, will initially be tested on the S-400 SAM that Russia supplied to Turkey, which will reveal the vulnerabilities of S-400 SAM by analogy with the S-300 air defense systems in Armenia and NKR. After that, the drones can try to test it in real conditions, moreover, taking into account the situation with the complete defeat of the S-300 position in Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.

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Turkish drones have so far demonstrated superiority over Soviet and Russian air defense systems. Considering that the S-400 was created just on the basis of the S-300, the Turkish military may well create drones that can bypass the radars of the Russian S-400, Russian military expert remarks.

Remarkable is the fact that it is for this reason that Ukraine, Qatar and Serbia intend to acquire several dozens of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 attack UAVs, and Ankara itself announced its intentions to help Kiev return Crimea to Ukraine, which raises very serious concerns to Russia.


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