Contents tagged with S-400

  • Erdogan: Russian S-400 air defense systems to start arriving early July

    Russia will begin to ship the S-400 anti-air missile systems to Turkey in the first half of July, Turkish President Recep Erdogan told reporters.

    “We have discussed the topic of the S-400s with Russia, and it’s a done deal. We don’t see any problems. I think that the shipments will start in the first half of July,” said the Turkish president, as cited by TASS.

    Erdogan emphasized once again that Turkey does not plan to call off the deal.

    “In the context of the loan, Russia has granted us …

  • Poland wants to get the F-35 aicraft if the United States does not deliver them to Turkey

    Polish authorities are hoping to push for American F-35 fighter jets if the United States cancels the delivery of these aircraft to Turkey, RIA Novosti reports citing a Polish source familiar with the matter.

    Dissatisfied with Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, the Unites States is trying to give Ankara an ultimatum, threatening to refuse to supply Turkey with F-35 fighter jets. At the same time, the purchase of the F-35 is part of the plan to modernize the …

  • China to test a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems

    After the destruction of Russian S-400 missiles that were damaged during transportation, China will test the new weapons that were delivered instead of them.

    TASS reported, citing its military-diplomatic source, that the test launches of the S-400 Triumph missiles will be made at one of the Chinese testing ranges in early June. It is planned to launch two rockets at ballistic and aerodynamic targets as in the previous year.

    Earlier, the CEO of the Russian State Corporation Rostec Sergey …

  • Trump accepted Erdogan's offer to set up a commission on Turkey’s S-400 deal with Russia

    US President Donald Trump responded to the proposal of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to establish a working group on the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, NTV reports.

    The presidents are expected to meet during the G20 summit in Japan.

    Several sources claim that the working group will support the position of the United States that Turkey's purchase of the S-400 would jeopardize the F-35 fighter program.

    Earlier, Erdoğan noted that Ankara had made a final …

  • Turkish Ambassador to US: F-35s to be stationed outside S-400 cover zone

    The American 5th generation F-35 fighter jets will be stationed in Turkey outside the zone covered by the Russian S-400 aerial defense systems, said Turkish Ambassador to the US Serdar Kiliç.

    “The S-400s and the F-35s will be stationed in two specific regions of Turkey, and the F-35s will not be in the zone covered by the S-400s,” he said at the National Press Club in Washington.

    The Turkish diplomat drew attention to the fact that Israeli F-35s fly over Syria, where there are also Russian S-4 …

  • Turkey denies reports the US threatened to stop supply of F-35 fighters if Ankara purchases S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The US did not issue ultimatums to Turkey because of  the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, reports RIA Novosti with reference to Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.

    Akar said that the information that the US threatened to ban Turkey from the F-35 program if it does not refuse the deal to buy Russian missile systems is not accurate.

    The Minister noted that Turkey has fully paid for the supply of F-35 fighters, the aircraft have already been delivered, and now the …

  • Russian experts will arrive in Turkey to install the S-400 air defense systems

     On Monday, during broadcast on Haberturk TV, Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said that Russian technical personnel will be arriving to the country to install the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

    “Purchase of the S-400 is a done deal. Case closed. Everyone needs to understand that. Our president has said this multiple times. Technical personnel will be arriving from Russia to install the S-400,” Akar said, without specifying the exact time the Russian specialists planned to arrive. …

  • Turkey prepares for US sanctions after purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Turkish Defence Minister said that Ankara is preparing for possible US sanctions in connection with the purchase of Russian anti-aircraft S-400 missile systems.

    At the same time, he noted that there had been some progress in the negotiations with the US on the purchase of F-35 fighter aircraft.

    The US and Turkey have disagreements on several issues, including Ankara's decision to purchase S-400 systems that cannot be integrated into NATO systems. Washington stated that this would jeopardize …

  • Iraq to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Iraq intends to buy S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia, announced Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Mansour Hadi on 15 May at a press conference, DW reports.

    The decision was made during a session of the Russian-Iraqi Commission for Trade, Economic and Scientific Cooperation held in Baghdad on 23-25 April.

    Hadi noted that, although the Iraqi government has stated its intention to purchase S-400s, no concrete agreements have yet been reached with Russia.

    This step by the Iraqi government …

  • Media: Turkey may cancel purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The Bild newspaper, citing Turkish diplomatic circles, reported that Turkish authorities, apparently, intend to reconsider their decision to purchase the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia.

    According to the newspaper, in Ankara, it is associated with a sharp deterioration of the country’s economic situation, decrease of Turkish lira rate and fear of the possible sanctions by the United States because of this deal with Russia.

    “The matter of supplying S-400 in July, as the Turkish …