Contents tagged with S-400

  • 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 …

  • Iraq to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Iraq intends to buy S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia, announced Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Mansour Hadi on 15 May at a press conference, DW reports.

    The decision was made during a session of the Russian-Iraqi Commission for Trade, Economic and Scientific Cooperation held in Baghdad on 23-25 April.

    Hadi noted that, although the Iraqi government has stated its intention to purchase S-400s, no concrete agreements have yet been reached with Russia.

    This step by the Iraqi government …

  • Media: Turkey may cancel purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The Bild newspaper, citing Turkish diplomatic circles, reported that Turkish authorities, apparently, intend to reconsider their decision to purchase the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia.

    According to the newspaper, in Ankara, it is associated with a sharp deterioration of the country’s economic situation, decrease of Turkish lira rate and fear of the possible sanctions by the United States because of this deal with Russia.

    “The matter of supplying S-400 in July, as the Turkish …

  • Media: Israeli jets flew through two Arab states to attack Syria

    The Israeli jets that attacked targets in Syria on March 27 entered Syrian airspace through Jordan and Iraq, according to the Russian news outlet In doing so, the fighters avoided entering the zone where they would have been easily detected and intercepted by the S-300 aerial defense system.

    Another news outlet,, says that the Israeli Air Force operation conducted on March 27 should be considered a success. Not only did the Israeli jets enter Syrian airspace, they …

  • 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," …