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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:04 AM

Sooner Than You Think: Trump Vows Swift Reaction to Indias S-400 Purchase from Russia

US President Donald Trump said India will soon “find out” what Washington prepared in response to its purchase of advanced Russian S-400 missile defense systems in defiance of America’s pressure.

India and Russia signed a contract for Russia’s S-400 air defense system last Friday during President Vladimir Putin’s visit. The move makes India a target for US sanctions under the implemented Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATS).

Asked about US reaction to New Delhi’s defiance on Wednesday, Trump said it will come swiftly, but would not elaborate. “You’ll see. Sooner than you think,” he said.

India is the third foreign nation to purchase the state-of-art weapon system after China and Turkey.

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https://www.rt.com/usa/440917-trump-response-india-russia-s400/

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:04 AM

1. if americans had a state of the art air defense system i'm sure the indians would consider it

until then, they still have concerns about chinese, pakistani, or even us air superiority.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:20 AM

2. ''if americans had a state of the art air defense system''...and you know that it doesn't, how???

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Response to quad489 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:33 PM

3. because the israelis would uae it instead of making their own

because part of deterrence is letting your enemies know that you can deter their air craft.

because if we had something better than s-300 the turks, indians, syrians and who knows who else would buy it.

but you are correct, i am only guessing.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:14 PM

4. If the russian system is so great, why did it take out a russian plane instead of the israeli one?

As with most things, you go with the lowest bidder........get what you paid for.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:35 PM

7. Even a monkey gets lucky sometimes in Damascus. Doesn't say much for the russian Liaison team

or the russian instructors who trained the monkeys in aircraft recognition

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Response to rampartb (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:33 PM

6. IDF has its own parameters for weaponry, take the Merkava tank

Biggest priority is crew survivability, so Engine and Tranny to the front to put as much steel as possible between the crew and enemy ordnance

German Leopard series was designed around high speed mobility instead of heavy armor

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:29 PM

5. Alleged ''State of the art''....

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