Contents tagged with S-400

  • Turkey concludes purchase agreement for S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Turkey has signed an agreement with Russia on the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft defense systems. According to the Turkish press, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country has already made an advance payment under the agreement.

    The total amount of the purchase is estimated at $2.5 billion, Radjo Liberty reports. Russia confirmed that the contract was signed and "is getting ready for implementation."

    The NATO alliance, where Turkey is a member, reported that they …

  • Kremlin: Agreement with Turkey to supply S-400 air defense systems effectively achieved

    Russia and Turkey have almost agreed on the delivery of S-400 anti-air defense systems, said Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation in an interview for Kommersant.

    According to him, the matter of supplying the systems has nearly been resolved. “The current matter has virtually come of age, but it isn’t a question of supplying firing weapons, but of a serious system, and thus there are fine details,” Shugaev said, expressing the hope that soon Moscow …

  • Pentagon demands explanation from Turkey over plans to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis stated at a briefing that Turkey needs to explain its intention to acquire Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

    "Turkey is a NATO ally, and one of the cornerstone things we like to have with any of our allies…. is the ability to have equipment that interoperates," said Davis. "The reports of the S-400, and Turkey's purchase of that…Turkey would need to explain that for itself," he added.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in turn, said that he sees …

  • Pentagon doubts that Turkey would purchase S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The reports on Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems (ADMS) are false, according to General Joseph Dunford, the US Army Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a security conference in the city of Aspen. The video of the speech was posted on YouTube.

    According to Dunford, the US pays great attention to relations with Turkey. “I've been to Turkey about 12 times over the past year,” he said. The General stressed that relations with Turkey are “critical” for the US, …

  • Kremlin: Turkey to take loan from Russia to purchase S-400 missile systems

    A portion of the funds for Turkey’s purchase of an S-400 system from Russia will apparently be taken on loan from Russia, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov told reporters on Tuesday.

    “The discussion of technical matters is complete, but it is still necessary to deal with purely administrative matters. On the one hand, the Turkish government needs to make a decision, and on the other hand, we must make [it]. But there is also the financial question: the Turkish authorities are holding negotiations …

  • Turkey signed a memorandum on delivery of missile defense systems with Eurosam concern

    Turkey has signed an agreement of cooperation with Franco-Italian concern Eurosam to develop its own anti-missile defense complexes. At the same time, negotiations with the Russian Federation on the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems still continue, Defense Minister Fikri Işık said.

    "Today, our defense industry department signed a memorandum with Eurosam on the development of a national missile defense system, to be done in cooperation with France and Italy," Hurriyet  newspaper …

  • Russia adds another S-400 anti-air division to its Northern Fleet

    The next division equipped with an S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile system became operational as part of the anti-air defense of the White Sea base of the Northern Fleet, the Russian ministry of defense announced.

    “The new system will provide the forces White Sea Military Base with reliable anti-air cover, as well as the shipbuilding, ship repair and other industrial enterprises of Severodvinsk and Arkhangelsk,” the statement reads.

    The division came to replace the S-300 Favorit systems. …

  • Kremlin: Turkey's membership in NATO would not prevent delivery of S-400

    Russia does not see any obstacles to the possible supply of S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey with regard to its membership in NATO, said Vladimir Kozhin, an Aide to the President of Russia, on Thursday during a broadcast of the “Rossiya-24” television channel.

    "There are already negotiations with Turkey on the delivery of the S-400, and they are very interested. Yes, Turkey is a member of NATO, but I will say right away that we are not afraid (to deliver the S-400 to Ankara). Before …

  • Russia supplies first S-400 missile systems to China

    Interfax news agency reported, citing First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy Vladimir Gutenyov that Russia has begun delivery of the S-400 Triumf missile defense system to China

    “India is now asking about the S-400. We have put the first divisions in China,” he said.

    According to Gutenyov, India and Turkey are “waiting in line” for the S-400.

    China signed a contract to purchase the S-400 system in April 2015.

    The S-400 missile system is comprised of three parts: …

  • Russia will deploy more S-400 missile systems in the Crimea

    The second regiment of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems will be stationed in the Crimea during the second half of 2017, reported the Russian News Agency TASS, citing a source in Russian military.

    "Defense in the Crimea will be strengthened in the second half of 2017 by a second S-400 regiment,” the agency reported. According to TASS, the regiment will be located in the western part of the Crimean peninsula.

    TASS’s source noted that in 2018, the combat strength of two regiments of …