Contents tagged with S-400

  • Russia deploys a battery of S-400 missile systems in Kaliningrad region

    The press service for the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that Russia deployed a battery of Triumph S-400 missile system in the Kaliningrad region.

    According to the Russian military, the systems will protect the airspace of the most western region of Russia and are part of the anti-aircraft missile regiment of the air defense of the Baltic Fleet.

    The S-400 arrived from the Astrakhan region, where they conducted test combat shooting.

    The Russian S-400 is designed to defend airspace and …

  • US warns Turkey of serious consequences if Ankara goes ahead with purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    During a press conference on Friday, the Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Charles Summers  announced that Turkey’s military relationship with the United States would face serious consequences if Ankara receives the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

    "If Turkey takes the S-400s there will be grave consequences in terms of our military relations with them," he said.

    Summers explained that the purchase of the S-400 missiles systems from Russia would …

  • Erdogan: Turkey will not cancel S-400 deal with Russia despite US pressure

    President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced that Turkey will proceed with the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, despite the United States pressure, reports the Hurriyet Daily News. 

    "We have concluded our deal with Russia on the S-400. Thus, there can be no question of its cancellation. Everything has been decided," said Erdogan said. 

    At the same time, he noted that Turkey remains open for the purchase of the U.S Patriot system, but only under certain …

  • Erdogan complains that US puts pressure on Turkey because of purchase of Russian S-400 missiles systems

    US authorities have been pressuring Turkey to refuse purchasing Russian S-400 missile systems, stated the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

    “Everyone knows that American leadership puts a lot of pressure on us concerning this issue,” Erdoğan said, as quoted by RIA Novosti. 

    Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the Alliance is discussing alternatives to S-400 systems with Turkey. NATO has suggested Italian or …

  • Russia holds military exercises in Crimea

    According to the press service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Russian military held exercises in the Crimea, reported Krym.Realii.

    During the exercises, S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system crews redeployed the missile systems, practiced target detection and destroyed mock enemy aircraft. The military also practiced dismantling missile launchers and radar equipment and then moving to new positions and redeploying them.

    After deploying missile launchers, the crew checked …

  • Russia deploys fourth division of S-400 missile systems in Crimea

    Russia has deployed the fourth division of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in the Crimea. It has assumed combat duty in Dzhankoy, in the north of the peninsula, writes TASS with reference to the press service of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.

    "Today, in Dzhankoy, combat teams of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems  from the air defense unit of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District have assumed combat duty on the Crimea’s air defense," …

  • Media: Syria received S-300 missile systems from Russia for free

    Russia provided the advanced S-300PM air defense system to Syria’s military free of charge, transferring three battalions with eight launchers each, TASS reported citing a military-diplomatic source.

    The source clarified that on October 1st, three S-300PM battalions with eight launchers each were delivered to Syria. He added that previously the equipment was in service of the anti-aircraft missile regiments of the Russian Air Force, now re-equipped with the S-400 Triumf system.

    “It underwent …

  • Russia and India sign contract for supply of S-400 missile systems

    During his visit to India, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a contract with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for the supply of anti-aircraft missile system S-400, reports Interfax with reference to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    According to Interfax, Russia will supply five squadrons of S-400 missiles systems. The amount of the transaction exceeds $5 billion.

    Earlier, the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov, in an …

  • China calls on US to withdraw sanctions imposed for purchasing S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The Chinese Ministry of Defense demanded immediate withdrawal of US sanctions against the Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, which purchased Su-35 fighters and S-400 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia. China called the sanctions against Russia “a flagrant breach of basic rules of international relations”.

    “We demand that the US immediately correct the mistake and withdraw the so-called sanctions,” said the Ministry of Defense …

  • Erdogan promises not to ask permission to purchase S-400 from Russia

    Speaking at a business forum in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey intends to achieve full independence of economy, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported.

    In particular, Erdogan mentioned the agreement on the purchase of anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 from Russia. “We reached an agreement with Russia on the purchase of S-400. Somebody is concerned about this. Sorry but we are not going to ask anybody for permission,” said the Turkish …