Indian PM Narendra Modi is on a historic visit to America and relations between New Delhi and Washington are getting stronger. While India has signed a contract with Russia for the purchase of the S-400 air defense system, on the other hand, the US Air Force is making efforts to outsource the Russian build S-400 air defense system which is based in New Delhi. Is scheduled for purchase.
As reported by Sputnik International, US Air Force F35 fighters are practicing in open spaces with computer simulations to challenge the S-400 system that India is also ready to operate.
Washington was recently mocked by Russian authorities because their air defense system failed to stop a drone attack on Saudi Aramco, one of the world’s largest oil-producing plants.
The US-developed Patriot Air Defense System was disbanded by an alleged Iranian ‘drone’ as Saudi Aramco facilities took a hit. The US is now keen to sabotage the reliability of the S-400 systems being acquired by India and Turkey.
American pilots, like the S-400, are preparing not only to fight modern systems but also to prepare for modern systems that have not yet been developed. The Pentagon is expanding its use of computer modeling and even virtual and augmented reality prototypes for training purposes.
India has signed a US $ 5.43 billion contract with Russia for the purchase of the S-400 surface-to-air missile defense system. The US also called for a settlement and issued sanctions threats against the country, which go ahead with the acquisition of the S-400 system. However, India is pushing the deal and procuring Rs 40,000 crore worth of missile defense systems.
The S-400 is the most advanced long-range air defense system Russia had in service in 2007. It is capable of destroying aircraft, ballistic missiles or any other aerial target and is considered extremely important for India’s security and dominance in the region.
Source: Eurasia Times