Contents tagged with S-400

  • 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 …

  • Russia to complete delivery of S-400 missile systems for Turkey by May 2019

    The Russian Defense companies were instructed to complete the production of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems that will be delivered to Turkey before May 2019, a military-diplomatic source told TASS news agency.

    "The companies working on the order were instructed to finish the production of systems before May 2019 to begin supplying Turkey in July," the source said. The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia and Rosoboronexport (Russia’s arms exporter) have not …

  • Turkish Defense Ministry: NATO concerned about Russian S-400 radars

    Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli has attended talks with US Defense Secretary James Mattis in Brussels, during which he discussed the disagreement surrounding the purchase of S-400 systems  from Russia.

    According to the minister, Turkey’s deal with Russia on the S-400 anti-air missile systems does not constitute a threat to NATO, but the Alliance really does have causes for concern.

    Canikli explained that the S-400s have extremely powerful radars, which could transmit information …

  • Washington: US will keep trying to prevent Turkey from purchasing S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The administration of US President Donald Trump continues to make efforts aimed at discouraging Turkey from purchasing S-400 air defense systems from Russia, said US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing last Wednesday, May 23.

    "We continue to work to keep Turkey in a place where it doesn’t actually acquire the S-400. I believe that they have not yet [gotten it] and we are hopeful they never take possession," he noted.

    One of the congressmen expressed …

  • US threatens Turkey with sanctions if they purchase S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Washington has threatened Ankara with sanctions should they decide to purchase S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Moscow, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Haberturk newspaper.

    According to an unnamed US official, the US has concerns over Turkey's purchase of Russian surface-to-air missile systems. Haberturk’s interlocutor explained that the Turkish government’s decision could "negatively influence the interoperability of NATO." The official assumed that considering the bill recently …

  • Stoltenberg: It will be difficult for Turkey to integrate Russian S-400 into NATO’s system

    It will be difficult for Turkey to integrate Russian S-400 missile systems into NATO’s air defense system, as stated by NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels, a correspondent of Evropeyskaya Pravda reports.  

    According to him, during the ministerial meeting, Turkey’s air defense was discussed and it has been said that NATO is strengthening it by deploying their Patriot batteries.

    "We have discussed the situation with the acquisition of the S-400 complex  …

  • Russia deploys another S-400 surface-to-air missile system in Crimea

    A second division of the Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system has been deployed near Sevastopol, in the annexed Crimea. The news agency Interfax reports that on Saturday, January 13, the command of the Fourth Air and Air Defense Forces Army provided information on the deployment of another division of the newest Russian surface-to air missile (SAM) systems in the Crimea.

    The system will control the airspace over Chonhar and Armyansk on the border with mainland Ukraine. The …