Contents tagged with S-400

  • Russian S-400 missile systems to be used in military exercises outside of Russia for the first time

    Russian anti-air defense divisions armed with S-400 and Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile systems have been sent to Serbia to take part in the second stage of the Russian-Serbian Slavyansky Shchit (“Slavic Shield”) 2019 exercise. The Russian Defense Ministry announced this on October 24 in a press release, pointing out that this is the first time that the missile systems are being used in an exercise in another country.

    According to the Defense Ministry, the systems have already been moved to …

  • Iraq refuses to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

    Iraqi Ambassador to Russia confirmed that Baghdad has no plans to buy the Russian air defense missile systems S-400 Triumph even though Iraq was believed to be a potential buyer for Russian weapons.

    "People ask me this every time, but we do not have negotiations with the Russian government on buying their weapons, and nothing is suggesting that," said the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia as quoted by the Russian news outlet

    After a series of strikes by unknown aircraft on the territory of …

  • Putin offers S-400 missile systems to Saudi Arabia after drone attack

    Saudi Arabia could buy Russian S-400 aerial defense systems to protect itself, proposed Russian President Vladimir Putin, as cited by the TASS news agency.

    All that the Saudi authorities need to do is to “make a wise government decision” and buy the systems, which will “reliably protect all of Saudi Arabia’s facilities and infrastructure,” the Russian president remarked. He pointed out that Iran has already purchased S-300 systems and Turkey has bought S-400s.

    When asked by reporters whether …

  • Turkey receives second battery of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Turkey received all components of the second battery of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, reports the press service of the Turkish Defense Ministry. The equipment was delivered to Mürted Airfield Command in Ankara on August 27.

    Works on the installation of the system and training of personnel are continuing. The system should be operational by April 2020.

    In 2017, Turkey and Russia signed a contract for the supply of four S-400 missile systems with a total cost of $2.5 billion. The …

  • Turkey to buy additional Russian S-400 if US Patriot systems unavailable

    Turkey will purchase an additional Russian S-400 anti-air missile systems if it cannot buy a Patriot system from the US, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, as cited by the Anadolu news agency.

    “We still have a need for such systems, and it will persist until we can produce our own. If we are able to buy the equivalent from the US, we will buy a Patriot system, but if that doesn’t work out, we will buy another S-400 from Russia,” he told the International Strategic Forum in Bled, …

  • Pentagon tells Turkey to choose between Russian S-400 and American F-35

    US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that Turkey cannot have any US-produced F-35 fighters unless it calls off the contract to purchase S-400 aerial defense systems from Russia, Cumhurriyet reports. Esper said that Ankara cannot expect to be supplied by the US and Russia at the same time.

    This was Esper’s response to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s statement that the US is obligated to supply Turkey with the fighters for which it paid $1.4 billion.

    Çavuşoğlu said previously that …

  • Turkey prepares to receive new S-400 components from Russia

    Russia has dispatched the components of a second S-400 anti-aircraft missile battery to Turkey. The cargo was expected to arrive by Tuesday, August 27, the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported on Monday, citing Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. The first batch of components arrived in Turkey on July 12.

    Turkey’s decision to buy the Russian aerial defense system has resulted in serious disagreements between Ankara and Washington. The US is afraid that if Turkey uses the Russian anti- …

  • Russian S-400 missiles systems acquired by Turkey will not be integrated into NATO air defense system

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance has no plans to integrate Russian s-400 missile systems purchased by Turkey into its missile defense system.

    The Alliance has repeatedly stated that the S-400 is incompatible with NATO's air and missile systems.

    "Our answer is no. There are no plans to integrate Russian S-400 systems into a single anti-aircraft and anti-missile system," Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels.

    Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said …

  • Russia starts supplying S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey

    On Friday, July 12, Russia began to supply S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey, which is a member of NATO, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "As part of the agreement on the supply of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey, the first batch of components for the S-400 were delivered to the Mürted Airfield Command in Ankara province on July 12, 2019," reads the statement of the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.

    The contract between Russia and Turkey for the …

  • Russia creates secret arms payment mechanism with India

    After nearly a year of being at an impasse, Russia’s arms deal negotiations with India have moved forward.

    Moscow and Delhi have agreed to a new settlement scheme for defense contracts, which have been under US sanctions since 2018, said Vladimir Drozhzhov, deputy director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, on Tuesday.

    The details of how this mechanism works are classified, Drozhzhov emphasized. The scheme, which is “fully agreed upon”, is “permanent and mutually …