Contents tagged with S-400 missile systems

  • Erdogan confirms that Turkey will go ahead with purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed that Turkey will purchase Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, despite the new sanctions against the Russian Federation, RIA Novosti reports.

     “The S-400 topic worries some. Why? Turkey itself decides its fate. We will do what is profitable for the country,” stated Erdoğan.

    According to him, Turkey “should not need permission” to sign agreements.

    Turkey and Russia signed an agreement on the delivery of Turkey’s S-400 systems in …

  • Putin and Erdogan agree to speed up supply of S-400 missile systems to Turkey

    Russia has confirmed its decision to accelerate the delivery of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference following Russian-Turkish talks.

    "Of course, we discussed the state of cooperation between Russia and Turkey in the military-technical sphere, and, in particular, the progress of the implementation of the delivery contract for S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey. We decided to speed …

  • US warns Turkey about consequences of buying S-400 missile systems from Russia

    If Turkey buys the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, the USA will block a deal to sell the fifth generation F-35 fighter aircraft, claimed the Head of the Turkish Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Volkan Bozkir after his visit to the USA.

    Turkish newspaper Hurriyet quotes him as saying, "Congress has a desire to link the issue of Turkey's purchase of Russian systems with the sale of F-35s." He added that "the senators are not saying this openly, but during conversations …

  • Russia and India to sign a contract on the supply of S-400 missile systems

    Russia and India are in the final stage of negotiations to purchase Triumph S-400 air defense missile systems. The contract is expected to be signed in the first week of April, the Economic Times reports with reference to internal sources.

    According to the Economic Times, the contract might be signed during the first visit of Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Moscow in early April. Indian Air Force representatives note that the procurement of the S-400, developed by Russia, is …

  • NATO: Russian S-400 missiles systems are not compatible with Alliance's missile defense

    Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller said that during arms purchases the lack of compatibility of Russian S-400 air defense missile system with the NATO missile defense must be taken into account.

    "As for the missile defense system, NATO members believe that the greatest effectiveness can be achieved only through the interaction of NATO systems. We want to study these systems. The S-400 system doesn’t integrate with other NATO members' systems, and it is necessary to study this …

  • Iraqi Ambassador: Baghdad has not yet negotiated purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Iraq’s ambassador to Russia, Haidar Mansour Hadi, denied reports of ongoing negotiations in Moscow concerning S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, RIA Novosti reports.

    “There is no delegation in Moscow to acquire the S-400 at the present time. When the government of Iraq decides to purchase the S-400, it will, of course, be announced, and there will be discussions held between the two countries,” Hadi said.

    At the same time, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia demonstrate …

  • Russia and Turkey sign loan agreement for delivery of S-400 missile systems

    Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement on payment terms for the S-400 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, reported Hurriyet, citing the head of the Turkish Defense Ministry, Nurettin Canikli.

    The publication did not disclose the details of the signed agreement. However, the head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, said earlier that Ankara would pay 45% of the transaction amount as an advance, while the other 55% would be allocated by Russia as a loan. The total value of the deal is $2.5 billion. …

  • Turkey will pay Russia $2.5 billion for four S-400 systems

    Russia will sell Turkey four anti-aircraft S-400 defense systems for $2.5 billion, as announced by Sergey Chemezov, the General Director of the state corporation Rostec, in an interview with Kommersant.

    "This is the first country in NATO to acquire our newest air defense system S-400," Chemezov said.

    He also said that Turkey will pay 45% of the total amount of the contract as an advance, while 55% will be with Russian credit funds.

    "We plan to begin the first deliveries in March 2020. The …

  • Media: Russian Khmeimim military base in Syria attacked with missiles

    Interfax news agency reported that two missiles approaching the Russian-operated Syrian airbase at Khmeimim were shot down by the Pantsir-S1 system. A third missile failed to reach the airbase at all.

    The AMN publication claims that two missiles were shot down in the province of Idlib, bordering Latakia. It says that Russian helicopters are patrolling the area from which rockets were allegedly fired.

    The Russian military operation in Syria began on September 30, 2015. The Russian Air Force …

  • Turkey says that S-400 missile systems supplied by Russia pose no threat to NATO

    The S-400 missile systems that Moscow will supply to Ankara do not pose a threat to NATO, said Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli.

    "In the S-400s, which will be delivered to Turkey in 2019, "friend-foe" identification systems will be modified," he told the newspaper Yeni Safak.

    Turkey and Russia signed a contract for the delivery of the S-400 in mid-September. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Ankara had already made the first payment.

    The contract was criticized in the …