Contents tagged with S-400 missile systems

  • Stoltenberg: Turkey is challenging NATO by purchasing the S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Turkey’s decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems is a challenge for NATO, said the Alliance’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.

    At the Heritage Foundation seminar in Washington, Stoltenberg recalled that the S-400 is incompatible with other NATO systems and cannot be integrated into a unified network of air defense. He emphasized that Turkey has the right to make its own decisions on defense, but he also expressed the hope that a compromise can be reached.

    “I hope that a …

  • China to conduct the first test of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems

    China plans to conduct its first firing tests of the newly acquired, Russian-made S-400 air defense systems in late July to early August, TASS news agency reports, citing a military-diplomatic source to TASS. 

    "In late July to early August, the unit of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army that underwent training in Russia will carry out the firing against a simulated ballistic target at a Chinese firing ground," the agency’s source said. Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical …

  • Armenia refuses to revise the status of Russian border guards

    Artsrun Hovhannisyan, the press secretary of Defense Ministry told Interfax that Armenia has no intention of revising the status of Russian border guards serving on the country’s border with Turkey and Iran.

    "The minister talked about certain legal clarifications and technical details only with the aim of improving and developing [the agreement on the Russian military base]," Hovhannisyan explained to Interfax.

    Earlier, Armnews and other Armenian media published the statement of Defense …

  • Kremlin: Qatar negotiates with Russia on the purchase of S-400 air defense systems

    Nurmakhmad Kholov, the Russian Ambassador to Qatar said in an interview with TASS that Moscow and Doha are negotiating on the supply of S-400 anti-air missile systems but that "there’s no final conclusion on the discussion."

    The diplomat clarified that Qatar might want to buy the weapons but so far there is "discussion around the question." "Apparently, no steps have been taken, and so this is a matter for the future," Kholov pointed out.

    The ambassador said that Saudi Arabia is strongly …

  • Washington: Russia wants to get Turkey on its side

    The United States Permanent Representative to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison stated that Washington is working every possible solution to convince Turkey to give up purchasing Russian S-400 missile systems, Interfax reported.

    "We are very against [Turkey’s purchase of the S-400] because it will have a negative impact on the compatibility of NATO weapons in Turkey. We cannot use a defense system created by Russia and supply F-35 planes to Turkey at the same time. That is why we work with Turkey in …

  • Saudi Arabia threatens to attack Qatar if it purchases Russian S-400 missile systems

    Saudi Arabia threatened to use military force against Qatar if Doha purchased Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, reported the French newspaper Le Monde.

    According to the newspaper, the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a letter to Paris asking the President of France, Emmanuel Macron to increase pressure on Qatar in order to prevent it from purchasing Russian S-400 missile systems.  

    The letter expressed the readiness of Saudi Arabia to carry out “military  …

  • India to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia

    India and Russia have completed negotiations for the sale of Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems to Indian air forces. The countries are now trying to figure out a way to avoid American sanctions, the Press Trust Of India news agency reports.

    The Official Representative of the negotiations stated that the final components of the deal were now finalized. According to the source, Russia and India will announce the deal before the annual meeting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian …

  • Media: Turkey may purchase Russian Su-57 fighters if the US decides not to supply F-35 aircraft

    If the U.S. Senate bans the sale of fifth generation F-35 fighters to Turkey, Ankara may consider buying Russian Su-35S or Su-57 fighters,reported the newspaper Yeni Safak, citing a source.

    Turkey is still planning on the June delivery of American F-35 airplanes. Twenty-one of the fighters are scheduled to be delivered to Turkey sometime this summer. The newspaper noted that 13 pilots and 100 technical personnel are receiving training in the U.S.

    Nevertheless, Turkey may consider purchasing …

  • Turkey threatens US with sanctions over S-400 missile systems

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu promised that Ankara would take countermeasures against the United States in the event that Washington enacts sanctions against it for the purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems.

    This week, the minister intends to visit Washington, where he will discuss U.S. threats to block the delivery of F-35 fighters if Turkey acquires the Russian anti-aircraft missile systems.

    “We need a way to protect our airspace - urgently. If you are not going to sell them …

  • Ankara: Turkey will purchase Russian S-400 missile systems despite the threat of US sanctions

    Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated that Turkey has decided to go ahead with plans to purchase the S-400 Air Defense Systems from Russia despite sanctions imposed by the United States, Radio Liberty reports.

    Cavusoglu stressed that the purchase agreement worth 2.5 billion dollars was signed in December and cannot be revised. According to him, Russia is “accelerating the process” of delivering the Russian missile system, as requested by Ankara.

    “We have completed the deal for …