Contents tagged with S-400

  • Turkey announces disagreements with Russia and delays in delivery of S-400 missile systems

    The delivery of the next batch of Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system to Turkey may be delayed due to disagreements between the parties regarding the issue of technology transfer, reports Defense News publication, citing the statement of the Head of the Turkish Secretariat for Defense Industries, İsmail Demir.

    "Technical work continues. We are making plans for the next year. Unlike the first [batch], we plan to participate in co-production and transfer technology with the second …

  • American F-35 fighter jets turned out to be 'invisible' for Russian S-400 missile systems

    Despite the fact that it was previously reported that the Russian S-400 missile systems can detect American F-35 fighters at a distance of 200-250 kilometers, it turned out that these systems which are deployed in Syria were unable to do so, reports Al-Masdar News.

    Al-Masdar notes that the emergence of the latest Russian S-500 missile systems is due to the inability of the S-400 systems to counter the "invisible" American fighter jets.

    "It is expected that the Russian S-500 Prometheus missile …

  • Russia to hand over fighter jet and tank production technology to India

    After the transfer of the early warning system for missile attack technology to China, Russia plans to hand over several military technologies to India.

    Russian officials are negotiating with India the possibility of joint production of Su-30MKI fighter jets, reports Vedomosti news outlet, citing a source close to the Russian Defense Ministry. The parties are discussing the possible sale of 12 to 18 kits to assemble Su-30MKI fighter jets at the factories of the Indian state-owned aerospace and …

  • 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- …