Contents tagged with S-400

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready to supply S-400 air defense systems to Belarus

    The Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) sees no obstacles to potential deliveries of the S-400 system to Belarus, said the director of the FSVTS, Dmitry Shugaev, in an interview with RBC news agency .

    "After all, we live in one Union State. Naturally, we are not indifferent to how [Belarus’] airspace will be protected," he added.

    When asked whether Russia can make a discount to Belarus on the S-400, he replied that "it is premature to talk in advance about some …

  • Russia suspends deliveries of S-400 missiles to China

    Russian newest S-400 air defense systems, acquired by China several years ago, were left without anti-aircraft guided missiles because Russia decided to stop supplying these weapons to China, reports the Chinese newspaper Sohu. The Russian side could not name the timing for the resumption of deliveries. It has been almost five months since the supplies have stopped.

    "This time, Russia announced the postponement of the delivery of missiles for the Chinese S-400 system. To a certain extent, we …

  • Turkey to buy second batch of S-400 air defense systems from Russia

    Turkey has concluded an agreement with Russia for the delivery of the second batch of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, said the Undersecretary for Turkish Defense Industries İsmail Demir in an interview with the Turkish TV channel NTV.

    According to him, Ankara and Moscow have reached an "agreement in principle" on the supply of the second batch of missile defense systems.

    Demir noted that the agreement will soon be implemented, and "technical work remains to be carried out on the transfer …

  • Turkey delays deployment of Russian S-400 air defense systems due to coronavirus pandemic

    The deployment of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in Turkey has been temporarily postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, said the press secretary of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, İbrahim Kalın.

    "There was a delay due to coronavirus, but the deployment will continue as planned," Kalın said. He recalled that Erdogan repeatedly told his American counterpart Donald Trump about his interest in Patriot missile systems.

    In early March, Erdogan announced that the S-400 …

  • Russia has supplied Turkey with more than 120 guided anti-air missiles for S-400

    Alongside the Russian S-400 anti-air missile system, Turkey has received from Russia more than 120 guided surface-to-air missiles, TASS reports, citing a military-diplomatic source.

    According to the source, Ankara has received a regimental S-400 kit, auxiliary equipment, spare parts and more than 120 anti-air missiles of an unspecified type. Moscow did not, however, give Ankara any of the technologies for producing its own S-400 systems. Not even a partial transfer of technology was envisaged …

  • Ankara: Turkey wants to buy Patriot missile systems from the US

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, during his speech at the Doha Forum in Qatar, said that Turkey has asked the United States to sell American Patriot anti-aircraft missile defense systems to Ankara and is still awaiting a response to the proposal.

    "Turkey believes that the United States is still our ally, and we remain their ally. No one can cancel the deal with Russia to buy the S-400 missile systems. It's completed. Russia's offer was more beneficial, and we accepted it. Now we are …

  • Turkey intends to purchase another batch of Russian S-400 missile systems

    The Undersecretary for Turkish Defense Industries İsmail Demir said that Ankara might purchase a second batch of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia by the end of April.

    According to Demir, Turkey is "very close" to the conclusion of such a contract. Turkey also wants to produce components of these air defense systems in partnership with Russia. Negotiations on technology transfer are "continuing," he said.

    The representative of the Defense Industries noted that Turkey …

  • Russian S-400 missile systems deployed in Turkey will not become part of NATO air defense

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance is searching for a solution in connection with Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems, reports RIA Novosti.

    According to Stoltenberg, Russian anti-aircraft missile systems will not be integrated into the overall Alliance's air defense, as they technically cannot function together.

    NATO is currently discussing how to combine the presence of American Patriot and Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems.

    The supply of …

  • Poland calls into question capabilities of Russian S-400 missile systems

    Russia’s S-400 anti-air missile system does not correspond to its stated characteristics, wrote Polish news outlet Gazeta.

    According to the Polish newspaper, the Russian aerial defense systems stationed in Kaliningrad are not capable of destroying aircraft in Polish airspace, because the detection range of the S-400’s radar depends directly on the topography and the curvature of the earth.

    For radar to detect a target, it must be raised several kilometers above the surface of the earth. At …

  • Saudi Arabia negotiating purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The contract between Russia and Saudi Arabia for the supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, signed in 2017, has not yet entered into force, said Maria Vorobyeva, a spokeswoman for the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS). She added that the conditions for its implementation are being discussed.

    "A contract for the supply of S-400 Triumph missile defense systems was signed with Saudi Arabia in 2017. We are currently discussing mutually acceptable conditions for the …