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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 …
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 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 …
Poland to buy F-35 fighter jets from the US
Polish Deputy Minister of Defense Wojciech Skurkiewicz revealed plans to purchase two batches of American F-35 fighters.
According to him, the first aircraft will enter the service of the Polish army by2026. The Minister called this decision a turning point and crucial for the Polish Air Force.
"This is a crucial decision that will raise our Air Force to a higher level. The first squadron of F-35 aircraft will be purchased by 2026, the second squadron - after 2026," — the PAP Agency quotes …
Poland plans to abandon post-Soviet military aircraft
President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, stated that Poland wants to abandon the post-Soviet era military aircraft and buy the latest, fifth-generation military equipment, in particular, American F-35 aircraft, reports Ukrinform.
“We would like Polish aviation to completely abandon the post-Soviet aircraft, and to be able to fly the best aircraft in the world,” said Duda. He expressed hope that Poland would be able to buy American F-35 aircraft.
“This is a very ambitious and expensive program. We …
Erdogan: Turkey will receive the first shipment of Russian S-400 missile systems in summer
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated in an interview with Channel Haberturk that Russia will start supplying S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey in July this year.
He noted that he has already told US President Donald Trump about the completion of the deal and that he is not going to cancel it. “We have made the purchase. Stepping back is out of the question. Russia will start supplies of the surface-to-air missile systems in July this year. I told Trump about this,” …
Turkey to start deploying Russian S-400 missile systems in October
The Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar said that Turkey would begin deploying S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems acquired from Russia in October 2019, and Turkish Armed Forces Command will later determine the locations, reports Interfax.
According to him, Turkey is purchasing the S-400 due to “the urgent need to provide country security.”
“The purchase of S-400 air defense missile systems is not a matter of preference, but an urgent requirement for national security. Turkey is obliged to …
Netherlands increases defense spending
According to the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation NOS, the Dutch government plans to increase defense spending next year at NATO’s insistence. The exact amount of the increase will be announced in the spring. Current information only reveals that the Netherlands will purchase more tanks and fighter jets.
The Netherlands’s militarization priorities include an investment in fifteen F-35 fighters in addition to the already agreed 37 aircraft, strengthening land and sea forces, and increased …
Israel: Russian S-300 missile systems are not capable of defeating F-35 fighter jets
The Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation, Tzachi Hanegbi said on the army radio that Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, which Moscow supplied to Damascus, will not be able to detect F-35 fighters, reports Haaretz.
“You know, we have stealth-fighters, the best planes in the world. These batteries (S-300) are not even able to detect them,“ he said. As the newspaper notes, the first F-35 arrived in Israel in 2017.
Russia decided to transfer the S-300 to Syria, after the Syrian …