Russia Turkey Relations NATO Effect in Europe: Why there is tension between Russia and Turkey
Turkey has made public its highspeed missile-like drone amidst ongoing tension from the US. This drone can be launched from any major drone. The great thing is that this missile-like drone is equipped with a deadly warhead. Therefore, if it is seen as a target, then it can cause huge destruction by hitting itself. This deadly drone made by Turkish aerospace is named SimSec. This new weapon of Turkey has increased the concern of not only America but also Russia.
America’s increased concern
The whole world is aware of the conflict between Turkey and America. After buying the S-400 missile system from Russia, the US has imposed several heavy sanctions on Turkey’s defense industry. Secondly, Turkey and Russia are patrolling together in Syria and Iraq. For this reason, there is tension between Turkey and America. It is not that Turkey has very good relations with Moscow by patrolling together in Syria and Iraq and purchasing Russian weapons.
Turkish embattled with Moscow as well
Turkey had opposed Putin a few days earlier when the Russian army had gathered at the Ukraine border. Both Ukraine and Turkey are members of the US-led military alliance NATO. When tensions with Russia increased, Turkey offered to deliver lethal drones to Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry had also expressed strong opposition to the Turkish Ambassador on this matter. Now that Turkey is building a new drone, Russia’s concern is that it should not sell this drone to enemy countries.
Can destroy target 200 km away
Turkish aerospace CEO Temple Kotil told CNN in an interview about the drone last month. This drone can carry up to five kilograms of explosives with it. Not only this, after launching from a UAV it can fly from a distance of 100 to 200 kilometers. He also told that his arms industry could manufacture 100 Simsec drones every year.
Can fly at a speed of 740 km per hour
SimSec has a turbojet engine, which gives this drone a lot of speed. The construction of this drone was started in 2009. The designers of this drone wanted to build it as a high-speed weapon that could destroy the enemy’s air defense systems on land and at sea. This drone is capable of flying at a speed of 740 kilometers per hour. Not only this, it can fly at altitudes of 1,000 to 15,000 feet.
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