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Russia is considering selling the awesome S-400 air defence system to Greece…a military game changer should it happen

The Russian Federation is considering selling its coveted S-400 advanced anti-aircraft weapon system to Greece, as cooperation between the two countries continues to ramp up amid a new Greek government’s election mandate to free the country from the abusive chains of EU austerity and debt slavery.

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Various military sources in Greece are hinting that Russia is considering selling its coveted S-400 system to Greece should the Hellenic Republic continue on its path towards cooperation with the Russian Federation.

It’s clear that the winds of political change that have swept across Greece have invigorated the traditionally strong ties that the two nations have historically shared. Moscow is said to be closely watching the Tsipras government, to see if it can withstand the immense pressure and blackmail that the EU rulers will place upon it.

If Greece can show strength and independence then Russia appears ready, to not only help financially, but militarily with its S-400 system.

The S-400 is an advanced anti-aircraft weapon system that uses three different missiles to cover its entire performance envelope, covering ranges of up to 400 km. If the S-300 is seen as the best of its kind, then the S-400 can be viewed as a military dream weapon.

Missile ranges of the S-400:

400 km (40N6 missile)
250 km (48N6 missile)
120 km (9M96E2 missile)
40 km (9M96E missile)

The 91N6E radar can detect a target from as far as  600 km. This would practically allow Greece to control the entire Aegean…a huge military defence game changer!

The system can engage all types of aerial targets including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and ballistic and cruise missiles at an altitude of up to 30km. The system can simultaneously engage 36 targets.

The S-400 is two-times more effective than previous Russian air defence systems and can be deployed within five minutes. It can also be integrated into the existing and future air defence units of the Air Force, Army, and the Navy.

In summary, the S-400 shots down anything that flies.

RIA-Novosti reports that further military development and technical defence cooperation between Greece and Russia will be the subject of an upcoming meeting between the Ministers of Defence to take place in Moscow in the coming weeks.

Citing the opinion of a Russian military analysts…“Moscow and Athens will regenerate their military cooperation.”

References:

http://www.defencenet.gr/defence/

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This report came after Fox News reported that the Deputy AG was summoned to the White House. Fox reported a little more detail:

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is heading to the White House expecting to be fired, sources tell Fox News, in the wake of a report that he suggested wearing a wire against President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office last year.

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