Contents tagged with S-400 missile systems

  • Russia and Turkey sign loan agreement for delivery of S-400 missile systems

    Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement on payment terms for the S-400 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, reported Hurriyet, citing the head of the Turkish Defense Ministry, Nurettin Canikli.

    The publication did not disclose the details of the signed agreement. However, the head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, said earlier that Ankara would pay 45% of the transaction amount as an advance, while the other 55% would be allocated by Russia as a loan. The total value of the deal is $2.5 billion. …

  • Turkey will pay Russia $2.5 billion for four S-400 systems

    Russia will sell Turkey four anti-aircraft S-400 defense systems for $2.5 billion, as announced by Sergey Chemezov, the General Director of the state corporation Rostec, in an interview with Kommersant.

    "This is the first country in NATO to acquire our newest air defense system S-400," Chemezov said.

    He also said that Turkey will pay 45% of the total amount of the contract as an advance, while 55% will be with Russian credit funds.

    "We plan to begin the first deliveries in March 2020. The …

  • Media: Russian Khmeimim military base in Syria attacked with missiles

    Interfax news agency reported that two missiles approaching the Russian-operated Syrian airbase at Khmeimim were shot down by the Pantsir-S1 system. A third missile failed to reach the airbase at all.

    The AMN publication claims that two missiles were shot down in the province of Idlib, bordering Latakia. It says that Russian helicopters are patrolling the area from which rockets were allegedly fired.

    The Russian military operation in Syria began on September 30, 2015. The Russian Air Force …

  • Turkey says that S-400 missile systems supplied by Russia pose no threat to NATO

    The S-400 missile systems that Moscow will supply to Ankara do not pose a threat to NATO, said Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli.

    "In the S-400s, which will be delivered to Turkey in 2019, "friend-foe" identification systems will be modified," he told the newspaper Yeni Safak.

    Turkey and Russia signed a contract for the delivery of the S-400 in mid-September. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Ankara had already made the first payment.

    The contract was criticized in the …

  • Turkey completes the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-air missile systems

    Turkey has completed the procedure of purchasing S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli announced, as reported by Anadolu.

    “The S-400 systems have been purchased. All that’s left to deal with are a few minor details,” the Minister noted.

    According to him, Turkey does not intend to stop there, but rather aims to develop its domestic capabilities.

    “Anti-air defense systems need to be developed in Turkey itself, by domestic enterprises,” he …

  • Ukrainian General: Russia sets up its military base in Crimea for an attack on Ukraine

    In moving a new weapons to the annexed Crimea, Russia is preparing not for defense, but for an attack on mainland Ukraine, as expressed on Krym Realii radio by Lieutenant General and former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine, Ihor Romanenko.

    "As far as I know, they are planning to bring another S-400 air defense system to Feodosia before the end of the year. The outdated Su-24 and Su-25 aircrafts are being changed to Su-30s, and more advanced ships are being transferred to the Black …

  • NATO warns Turkey of consequences of acquiring Russian S-400

    Turkey will be faced with “unavoidable consequences” if it buys Russian S-400 anti-air defense systems, said NATO Military Committee Chairman General Petr Pavel, as reported by Defense News.

    “The principle of sovereignty obviously exists in acquisition of defense equipment, but the same way that nations are sovereign in making their decision, they are also sovereign in facing the consequences of that decision” Pavel noted.

    According to the NATO representative, although each country is free to …

  • Russia deploys S-400 missile system in annexed Crimea

    Russia has deployed the S-400 missile system in the annexed Crimea. In February 2018, the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems will become operational in Sevastopol, as stated by Russian Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevostyanov, as reported by TASS news agency.

    “In Sevastopol, the rearmament of the S-300PM anti-aircraft missile complex began with the new S-400 air defense system. The equipment is now being sent and installed, and then test firing is planned,” Sevostyanov said.

    In addition, …

  • US expressed concern over Saudi Arabia’s plan to buy S-400 systems from Russia

    Washington is "concerned" about the interest of "a number of American allies" in buying the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, as stated by Pentagon spokesman Michelle Baldanza in her commentary to TASS.

    "We are concerned about the purchase of S-400 system," she said, adding that the United States has “repeatedly stressed the importance of maintaining operational compatibility with the weapon systems of the US and other countries in the region in the implementation of major military …