Contents tagged with S-400

  • Turkey to buy second batch of S-400 air defense systems from Russia

    Turkey has concluded an agreement with Russia for the delivery of the second batch of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, said the Undersecretary for Turkish Defense Industries İsmail Demir in an interview with the Turkish TV channel NTV.

    According to him, Ankara and Moscow have reached an "agreement in principle" on the supply of the second batch of missile defense systems.

    Demir noted that the agreement will soon be implemented, and "technical work remains to be carried out on the transfer …

  • Turkey delays deployment of Russian S-400 air defense systems due to coronavirus pandemic

    The deployment of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in Turkey has been temporarily postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, said the press secretary of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, İbrahim Kalın.

    "There was a delay due to coronavirus, but the deployment will continue as planned," Kalın said. He recalled that Erdogan repeatedly told his American counterpart Donald Trump about his interest in Patriot missile systems.

    In early March, Erdogan announced that the S-400 …

  • Russia has supplied Turkey with more than 120 guided anti-air missiles for S-400

    Alongside the Russian S-400 anti-air missile system, Turkey has received from Russia more than 120 guided surface-to-air missiles, TASS reports, citing a military-diplomatic source.

    According to the source, Ankara has received a regimental S-400 kit, auxiliary equipment, spare parts and more than 120 anti-air missiles of an unspecified type. Moscow did not, however, give Ankara any of the technologies for producing its own S-400 systems. Not even a partial transfer of technology was envisaged …

  • Ankara: Turkey wants to buy Patriot missile systems from the US

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, during his speech at the Doha Forum in Qatar, said that Turkey has asked the United States to sell American Patriot anti-aircraft missile defense systems to Ankara and is still awaiting a response to the proposal.

    "Turkey believes that the United States is still our ally, and we remain their ally. No one can cancel the deal with Russia to buy the S-400 missile systems. It's completed. Russia's offer was more beneficial, and we accepted it. Now we are …

  • Turkey intends to purchase another batch of Russian S-400 missile systems

    The Undersecretary for Turkish Defense Industries İsmail Demir said that Ankara might purchase a second batch of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia by the end of April.

    According to Demir, Turkey is "very close" to the conclusion of such a contract. Turkey also wants to produce components of these air defense systems in partnership with Russia. Negotiations on technology transfer are "continuing," he said.

    The representative of the Defense Industries noted that Turkey …

  • Russian S-400 missile systems deployed in Turkey will not become part of NATO air defense

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance is searching for a solution in connection with Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems, reports RIA Novosti.

    According to Stoltenberg, Russian anti-aircraft missile systems will not be integrated into the overall Alliance's air defense, as they technically cannot function together.

    NATO is currently discussing how to combine the presence of American Patriot and Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems.

    The supply of …

  • Poland calls into question capabilities of Russian S-400 missile systems

    Russia’s S-400 anti-air missile system does not correspond to its stated characteristics, wrote Polish news outlet Gazeta.

    According to the Polish newspaper, the Russian aerial defense systems stationed in Kaliningrad are not capable of destroying aircraft in Polish airspace, because the detection range of the S-400’s radar depends directly on the topography and the curvature of the earth.

    For radar to detect a target, it must be raised several kilometers above the surface of the earth. At …

  • Saudi Arabia negotiating purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The contract between Russia and Saudi Arabia for the supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, signed in 2017, has not yet entered into force, said Maria Vorobyeva, a spokeswoman for the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS). She added that the conditions for its implementation are being discussed.

    "A contract for the supply of S-400 Triumph missile defense systems was signed with Saudi Arabia in 2017. We are currently discussing mutually acceptable conditions for the …

  • Turkey announces disagreements with Russia and delays in delivery of S-400 missile systems

    The delivery of the next batch of Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system to Turkey may be delayed due to disagreements between the parties regarding the issue of technology transfer, reports Defense News publication, citing the statement of the Head of the Turkish Secretariat for Defense Industries, İsmail Demir.

    "Technical work continues. We are making plans for the next year. Unlike the first [batch], we plan to participate in co-production and transfer technology with the second …

  • American F-35 fighter jets turned out to be 'invisible' for Russian S-400 missile systems

    Despite the fact that it was previously reported that the Russian S-400 missile systems can detect American F-35 fighters at a distance of 200-250 kilometers, it turned out that these systems which are deployed in Syria were unable to do so, reports Al-Masdar News.

    Al-Masdar notes that the emergence of the latest Russian S-500 missile systems is due to the inability of the S-400 systems to counter the "invisible" American fighter jets.

    "It is expected that the Russian S-500 Prometheus missile …