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Erdogan Learns to value NATO

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-05/turkey-s-erdogan-is-learning-why-nato-membership-matters

"The success of the counteroffensive carried out after the air strikes against Turkish troops is closely related to a NATO defense ecosystem.

One key example is the way a single Turkish F-16 was able to down two Syrian Su-24 jets, not in a dogfight but beyond visual range. An airborne early-warning and control (AWAC) aircraft acquired the targets, relayed the location and other critical information in real time to the F-16 through the NATO standard Datalink. This information was then relayed to the F-16’s air-to-air AMRAAM missiles as they headed toward their targets.

This level of interoperability, coupled with the ability to take full advantage of the network-centric features, has given the Turkish army a clear advantage over rival forces in northwest Syria. Turkey’s battlefield advantage even extended against Syria’s modern Pantsir air-defense systems, supplied by Russia. Turkish armed drones have been able to take out these assets with the help of advanced electronic warfare systems."

By AFarooqui

I write about the dichotomies present in religion, gathered mostly from discussions with average Jews, Christians, Muslims and atheists.

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