Contents tagged with S-400 missile systems

  • Saudi Arabia threatens to attack Qatar if it purchases Russian S-400 missile systems

    Saudi Arabia threatened to use military force against Qatar if Doha purchased Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, reported the French newspaper Le Monde.

    According to the newspaper, the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a letter to Paris asking the President of France, Emmanuel Macron to increase pressure on Qatar in order to prevent it from purchasing Russian S-400 missile systems.  

    The letter expressed the readiness of Saudi Arabia to carry out “military  …

  • India to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia

    India and Russia have completed negotiations for the sale of Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems to Indian air forces. The countries are now trying to figure out a way to avoid American sanctions, the Press Trust Of India news agency reports.

    The Official Representative of the negotiations stated that the final components of the deal were now finalized. According to the source, Russia and India will announce the deal before the annual meeting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian …

  • Media: Turkey may purchase Russian Su-57 fighters if the US decides not to supply F-35 aircraft

    If the U.S. Senate bans the sale of fifth generation F-35 fighters to Turkey, Ankara may consider buying Russian Su-35S or Su-57 fighters,reported the newspaper Yeni Safak, citing a source.

    Turkey is still planning on the June delivery of American F-35 airplanes. Twenty-one of the fighters are scheduled to be delivered to Turkey sometime this summer. The newspaper noted that 13 pilots and 100 technical personnel are receiving training in the U.S.

    Nevertheless, Turkey may consider purchasing …

  • Turkey threatens US with sanctions over S-400 missile systems

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu promised that Ankara would take countermeasures against the United States in the event that Washington enacts sanctions against it for the purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems.

    This week, the minister intends to visit Washington, where he will discuss U.S. threats to block the delivery of F-35 fighters if Turkey acquires the Russian anti-aircraft missile systems.

    “We need a way to protect our airspace - urgently. If you are not going to sell them …

  • Ankara: Turkey will purchase Russian S-400 missile systems despite the threat of US sanctions

    Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated that Turkey has decided to go ahead with plans to purchase the S-400 Air Defense Systems from Russia despite sanctions imposed by the United States, Radio Liberty reports.

    Cavusoglu stressed that the purchase agreement worth 2.5 billion dollars was signed in December and cannot be revised. According to him, Russia is “accelerating the process” of delivering the Russian missile system, as requested by Ankara.

    “We have completed the deal for …

  • Erdogan confirms that Turkey will go ahead with purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed that Turkey will purchase Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, despite the new sanctions against the Russian Federation, RIA Novosti reports.

     “The S-400 topic worries some. Why? Turkey itself decides its fate. We will do what is profitable for the country,” stated Erdoğan.

    According to him, Turkey “should not need permission” to sign agreements.

    Turkey and Russia signed an agreement on the delivery of Turkey’s S-400 systems in …

  • Putin and Erdogan agree to speed up supply of S-400 missile systems to Turkey

    Russia has confirmed its decision to accelerate the delivery of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference following Russian-Turkish talks.

    "Of course, we discussed the state of cooperation between Russia and Turkey in the military-technical sphere, and, in particular, the progress of the implementation of the delivery contract for S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey. We decided to speed …

  • US warns Turkey about consequences of buying S-400 missile systems from Russia

    If Turkey buys the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, the USA will block a deal to sell the fifth generation F-35 fighter aircraft, claimed the Head of the Turkish Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Volkan Bozkir after his visit to the USA.

    Turkish newspaper Hurriyet quotes him as saying, "Congress has a desire to link the issue of Turkey's purchase of Russian systems with the sale of F-35s." He added that "the senators are not saying this openly, but during conversations …

  • Russia and India to sign a contract on the supply of S-400 missile systems

    Russia and India are in the final stage of negotiations to purchase Triumph S-400 air defense missile systems. The contract is expected to be signed in the first week of April, the Economic Times reports with reference to internal sources.

    According to the Economic Times, the contract might be signed during the first visit of Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Moscow in early April. Indian Air Force representatives note that the procurement of the S-400, developed by Russia, is …

  • NATO: Russian S-400 missiles systems are not compatible with Alliance's missile defense

    Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller said that during arms purchases the lack of compatibility of Russian S-400 air defense missile system with the NATO missile defense must be taken into account.

    "As for the missile defense system, NATO members believe that the greatest effectiveness can be achieved only through the interaction of NATO systems. We want to study these systems. The S-400 system doesn’t integrate with other NATO members' systems, and it is necessary to study this …