Russian S-400 system ready for use, Akar says

Turkey’s Russian-made surface-to-air missile batteries are ready for action and will be used if the country is threatened, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said.

“The S-400 is in place and ready for use,” Akar told the parliament’s planning and budget committee in Ankara Tuesday, according to the state-owned Anadolu news agency.

“If any threats arise, we will decide where and how to use it,” Akar said.

Washington says the S-400 missiles are incompatible with NATO systems.