Turkish S-400 Missiles strike 3 Targets in Tests

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Turkish S-400 Missiles strike 3 Targets in Tests
Turkish S-400 ADS in Sinop missile test range. Image via Turkish media

Missiles from Turkish S-400 air defence systems (ADS) struck three airborne targets in the first of its kind test after Ankara purchased the ADS from Russian in 2019.

The S-400 was tested from near the town of Sinop in the country’s north, a source in military and diplomatic circles told TASS on Friday.

"Three missiles of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system were launched. All of them successfully hit the designated targets," the source said.

The confirmation to  TASS indicates that Russian experts may have been involved in the tests. Information about the launch has not been released by the Turkish defence ministry.

The targets hit could be the Banshee Target drones which had earlier been transported to the test range along with the S-400 missile battery.

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