Contents tagged with S-400

  • 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 …

  • Russia to add another warship and S-400 air defense missile system to Baltic Sea Fleet

    In 2018, the Baltic Fleet will receive another anti-aircraft missile complex S-400 Triumph, as well as a new missile ship, modern jets and helicopters, Vice Admiral Alexander Nosatov, the Commander of the Baltic Fleet, told journalists on Friday.

    "In 2018, we will continue to upgrade the infrastructure facilities of the fleet. The Fleet's Missile unit will receive a small missile ship of new design, while the Air Defense unit will be equipped with one more S-400 air defense system. The Fleet's …

  • Russian media: Russia will deploy S-400 anti-air missile systems to Crimea 'for protection from Ukraine'

    The Russian Federation will deploy the S-400 system in annexed Crimea to “protect against air threats from Ukraine," RIA Novosti reported.

    Its sources said that the task of the second division of the S-400 system is to locate air-based targets from Ukraine that represent a threat to the Crimea and to destroy them if necessary.

    It was reported that the second division of the S-400 surface-to-air missile system stationed in Sevastopol will primarily control the airspace over Chonhar and …

  • Russia says it prepared the contract for delivery of S-400 missiles systems to Saudi Arabia

    Russia has finished preparing its contract to supply S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to Saudi Arabia. Director General of Rostec Sergey Chemezov told RIA Novosti news on Wednesday, October 18 that they expect a decision from Riyadh, although the contract does not include the transfer of the technology needed to produce the S-400.

    It was recently reported that Rosoboronexport and the Saudi Military Industrial Company or SAMI had signed a contract to localize the production of AK-103 …

  • Ankara: Turkey may cancel purchase of S-400 missile systems if Russia does not agree to joint production

    Ankara may cancel the purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia if the countries fail to achieve an agreement on joint production of these systems, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in an interview with the newspaper Aksam.

    "There has been no official refusal [from Russia]. Putin told us that the joint production might be possible. Know-how will be crucial [for Turkey]. If Russia’s attitude is negative, we may get a deal with another country," Cavusoglu said.

    "We have to …

  • Saudi Arabia intends to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The Saudi military plans to buy "at least four divisions" of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems worth about $2 billion from Moscow, newspaper Kommersant reports citing its source familiar with the course of the  talks  between Moscow and Riyadh.

    Such a "fundamental agreement", as the interlocutor of the newspaper remarked, was one of the results of the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in Moscow. This was also …

  • Russia received an advance payment from Turkey for S-400 missile systems

    Russia received an advance payment from Turkey for the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, as indicated by Vladimir Kozhin, Presidential Aide for military technical cooperation on September 29. "Yes, we received it. We cannot discuss the time frame for deliveries at this time," Kozhin said.

    According to him, Turkey wants the S-400 deliveries to start before 2019, however this issue is still being discussed. Earlier, the Undersecretary for Defense Industries of Turkey, Ismail Demir, said that …

  • Turkey concludes purchase agreement for S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Turkey has signed an agreement with Russia on the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft defense systems. According to the Turkish press, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country has already made an advance payment under the agreement.

    The total amount of the purchase is estimated at $2.5 billion, Radjo Liberty reports. Russia confirmed that the contract was signed and "is getting ready for implementation."

    The NATO alliance, where Turkey is a member, reported that they …