Contents tagged with S-400 missile systems

  • Media: US will not sell Patriot air defense systems to Turkey if Ankara buys Russian S-400 missile systems

    The United States will not supply Turkey with the Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems if Ankara acquires Russian S-400s, Turkish daily newspaper Yeni Şafak reported on Thursday with a reference to a representative of the US administration.

    It became known in December that the State Department approved the sale of missile systems to Turkey for $ 3.5 billion. In particular, the State Department approved the sale of 80 Patriot missiles and 60 other missiles to Turkey, including related …

  • Kyiv: Russia amassing military equipment in Crimea in order to block access to it

    Russia is amassing military equipment in Crimea in order to block off access to it, not only for possible military opponents, but also for humanitarian organizations, international experts and monitoring, said Vadym Chernysh, Ukraine’s Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, in a post on the ministry’s website.

    “This is already the fourth missile system in temporarily occupied Crimea, sent in order to control the sea waters and Ukraine’s territory. We are …

  • Ukrainian President: We will not let Russia run the show in Sea of Azov

    Russia will not decide how the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait are to be used, because Ukraine will not allow this, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told CNN Turk in an interview.

    According to the president’s press service, he clarified that all available legal mechanisms would be used to ensure this.

    “We will never recognize the occupation of the Sea of Azov, which Russia is trying to do now. We will never recognize the occupation of the Kerch Strait. And we insist on international law, …

  • Russia conducts military exercises using Bal coastal missile systems in Crimea

    Russian Black Sea Fleet held exercises using the Bal coastal defense missile system and simulated missile launches from the territory of the Crimea, Russian Defense Ministry reports on its website. 

    “During the exercises, crews of the missile systems carried out simulated missile launches,” the Ministry stated. The goal of the exercises was to practice detecting surface targets, providing target designation and preparing systems for strikes in different situations. 

    The Bal complex was put …

  • Turkish media: US cannot persuade Turkey to call off S-400 deal with Russia

    The US’s last attempt to stop Turkey from buying Russian S-400 anti-air missile systems was unsuccessful because the US’s offer to sell Ankara the US-made Patriot systems instead did not include access to the technologies for producing such systems or a discount in price, the pro-government Turkish news outlet Yeni Şafak wrote on Saturday, January 5.

    According to the article, the US’s position was expressed at a meeting between the American delegation and members of Turkey’s Defense Ministry …

  • Media: Russian S-400 missiles systems will be deployed in Turkey next year

    Turkish Anadolu state news agency reported, citing Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar that Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems would be deployed in Turkey in the beginning of October, 2019.

    Turkey's procurement of the S-400 systems, which are incompatible with NATO’s defense systems, raised concerns with the United States and other members of the alliance who are already disturbed by Russia's presence in the Middle East.

    Hurriyet newspaper reports that the Association of …

  • Media: Four Russian S-300 batteries located in northwest Syria

    Israeli company ImageSat International reports that 4 batteries for the S-300 missile system, delivered from Russia, are deployed in the northwest part of Syria in the area of Masyaf.

    According to the company, the systems are located on the newly created site near the Syrian city of Masyaf in the province of Hama. It was there that the Israeli aviation had previously delivered air strikes against targets related to the Syrian chemical weapons program.

    ImageSat International claims that the …

  • Pakistan criticizes India’s arms deal with Russia

    The Pakistani government has criticized India’s intention to purchase S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia, and responded that Islamabad is capable of opposing the supposed threat to its security.

    Earlier Delhi signed a deal with Russia to purchase what experts consider the most modern anti-missile defense systems for a price of $5.4 billion. The Indian authorities claim to be doing so in order to protect India against missile strikes from China or Pakistan.

    In an official communique, …

  • India to purchase S-400 anti-aircraft systems from Russia for $5 billion

    India agreed to purchase five regiments of S-400 Triumf air defense systems from Russia worth about five billion dollars, stated Yuri Ushakov, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. The systems can be delivered in October after the agreement is officially signed during the Russian President’s visit to New Delhi.

    At the end of July, Reuters reported that the USA opened the way for India to avoid sanctions for purchasing Russian military industrial products. …

  • Kyiv discloses locations of Russian S-400 missile systems in the Crimea

    As of the end of September 2018, the Russian authorities in the Crimea have deployed anti-aircraft missile systems near Sevastopol, Feodosia and Yevpatoria, as stated on the website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories.

    The anti-aircraft missile systems are equipped with two types of missiles: 48H6 and 40H6. The range of destruction is 250 km and 400 km, respectively. The missiles can hit targets at altitudes up to 60 km.

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Temporarily Occupied …