【12月15日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Two lawmakers are requesting that the State Department provide details on Turkey's recent reported use of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system against F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets, as well as Russia's ability to gather critical intelligence through it on U.S. and NATO allies.

Turkey has used the S-400 radars to track its own F-16s in the past–a move seen as hostile toward the U.S. and allies that operate the fourth-generation aircraft, according to a congressional source who spoke to Defense News in August. The action was one of many that spurred U.S. lawmakers to secretly block an undisclosed number of arms sales to Turkey over the last two years, Defense News reported.

The latest move adds to tensions between the U.S. and Turkey, the NATO ally, which serves as a pivotal location for American troops conducting operations in both the Middle East and Europe.

中譯:

據報導,土耳其最近以俄製S-400地對空飛彈,對付F-16「獵鷹」戰機,藉以運用俄國能力,收集美國及北約盟邦的重要情報,對此,美國2名國會議員要求國務院提供詳細資料。

據國會消息人士8月對「國防新聞」網站所陳,土耳其過去曾使用S-400雷達來追蹤其所屬F-16系列戰機,對於運用此第4代戰機的美國及北約盟邦而言,不懷好意。報導指出,此舉是過去兩年來,促使美國國會議員秘密阻撓對土耳其多項未公開軍售的許多原因之一。

最近的舉動加劇了美國、北約成員與土耳其的緊張關係,因其位處美軍於中東和歐洲執行作戰任務的重要地域。

─關鍵軍語─

※ally:

A member of an alliance.

例句:

At present, NATO has 30 member countries.

北大西洋公約組織目前有30個會員國。