Turkey’s Membership in NATO Not Obstacle to S-400 Deliveries – Putin’s Aide

S-400 regiment enters on duty in Crimea

 

Russia sees no obstacles to delivering its S-400 air defense systems to Turkey in connection with Ankara’s membership in NATO, Russian Presidential Aide for Military-Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said Thursday.

MOSCOW      Russia’s Rostech CEO Sergei Chemezov earlier confirmed that Moscow and Ankara were in talks on deliveries of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey.

“Negotiations with Turkey on the subject of the deliveries of S-400 are underway, they [Turkey] are very interested. Yes, Turkey is a NATO member, I must say that we are not afraid [to supply Turkey with S-400]. Before we deliver anything, we firmly regulate the results of intellectual activity. And each party undertakes commitments determining what it has the right to do with the delivered weapons, and what it cannot do,” Kozhin told Rossiya 24 broadcaster answering a corresponding question.

Earlier, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık said that Ankara will not integrate S-400 it plans to buy from Russia into NATO missile defense system.The S-400 is Russia’s next-generation air defense system, carrying three different types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at a short-to-extremely-long range. The weapon is capable of tracking and destroying all existing aerial targets, including ballistics and cruise missiles.

Turkey canceled last November its $4-billion tender for the procurement of components for a domestic missile defense system announced in 2009.

Ankara Not to Integrate S-400 System Into NATO Missile Defense System

S-400 regiment enters on duty in Crimea

 

S-400 missile system that Ankara plans to buy from Russia will not be integrated into NATO missile defense system, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on Thursday.

“The Russian S-400 system will not be integrated into NATO missile defense system,” Işık said.

On Wednesday, Turkish Defense Minister said that Ankara and Moscow made certain progress in talks on delivery of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems to Turkey, but the sides are still not ready to strike a deal.Russia’s Rostech CEO Sergei Chemezov earlier confirmed that Moscow and Ankara were in talks on deliveries of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey. The S-400 is Russia’s next-generation air defense system, carrying three different types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at a short-to-extremely-long range. The weapon is capable of tracking and destroying all existing aerial targets, including ballistics and cruise missiles.

Turkey canceled last November its $4-billion tender for the procurement of components for a domestic missile defense system announced in 2009.

Turkey Mulls Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defense Systems – Envoy to Russia

Triumf S-400 anti air missile systems

 

Ankara is still considering the purchase of Russia’s advanced S-400 missile systems as part of the effort to boost Turkey’s missile defense, Turkish Ambassador to Russia Huseyin Dirioz said Monday.

Russia’s Rostech CEO Sergei Chemezov earlier confirmed that Moscow and Ankara were in talks on deliveries of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey.

“Turkey is considering various options for its missile defenses, including the S-400, but no decision has been made yet,” Dirioz said.

The S-400 is Russia’s next-generation air defense system, carrying three different types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at a short-to-extremely-long range. The weapon is capable of tracking and destroying all existing aerial targets, including ballistics and cruise missiles.

Turkey canceled last November its $4-billion tender for the procurement of components for a domestic missile defense system announced in 2009.

S-400 air defense missile regiment to assume combat duty in Crimea

© Sergei Bobylev/TASS

MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. A regiment armed with Triumf advanced antiaircraft missile systems will assume combat duty in Crimea on Saturday, the press office of Russia’s Southern Military District said on Friday.

The armament of the Guards Sevastopol-Feodosiya antiaircraft missile regiment was replenished with the advanced S-400 air defense systems in 2016. The regiment’s personnel successfully underwent re-training and held missile test launches as part of the Kavkaz-2016 strategic command and staff exercises in August last year.

The S-400 complex is designated to destroy all types of modern and perspective aerospace attack means. It is capable of hitting aerodynamic targets at a range of up to 400 kilometers (249 miles) and tactical ballistic targets flying at a speed of 4.8 km/s (3 mi/s) at a distance of up to 60 kilometers (37 miles) at altitudes of several meters to several dozen kilometers.

 

Triumph in the Sky: Russia Blankets Syria With S-300, S-400 Air Defense Network

Russia deploys S-400 air defense missile system in Syria
      The Russian task force in Syria has created a unified air defense network using advanced S-300 and S-400 “Triumf” surface-to-air missile systems, which can reliably defend the nation against aerial attacks both on land and at sea, commander of the Russian military group in the country Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov said on Friday.
    “A unified air defense system that provides reliable protection both on land and at sea has been created jointly with Russian troops in Syria’s air defense forces using modern S-300 and S-400 systems,” he said.
      The commander added that close interoperability was established between the system set up by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the country’s own Bastion coastal defense systems.
     Russia deployed S-400 missile systems at its airbase in Syria in 2015 following the downing of a Russian Su-24 Fencer by a Turkish F-16 fighter on November 24.
   ‘In October 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry said a battery of S-300 air defense systems had been delivered to Syria to protect a naval facility in the port of Tartus as well as protect Russian warships deployed off the Syrian coast.
     Addressing the activity of the Russian naval group in Syria, the commander noted that all kinds of defense and joint-force team play were mastered during the use of planes from both the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and Hmeymim Airbase in Latakia.
     Earlier in the day, the General Staff announced the start of the reduction of the Russian group in Syria. The Admiral Kuznetsov is to depart for Russia later on Friday.
     Kartapolov declared that the naval group of the Northern Fleet had accomplished its combat tasks, having destroyed 1,252 terrorist targets in Syria over two months.
     Russia has been conducting a military operation against terrorists in Syria since September 30, 2015, at the request of President Bashar Assad.

Russia-Turkey Commission to Discuss S-400 Air Defense Systems Deliveries Soon

 

 A woman walks near Russia's air defence system S-400 Triumf launch vehicles at the military exhibition

   The Russian-Turkish intergovernmental commission will soon broach the issue of delivering S-400 Triumf air-defense systems to Ankara.

   LISBON. The issue of the S-400 Triumf air-defense systems’ deliveries to Turkey will be discussed at a meeting of the Russian-Turkish intergovernmental commission to be held in the near future in Russia, Alexander Fomin, the director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), said.  

   “In the near future, a meeting of the intergovernmental commission will be held in Russia,” Fomin told reporters. Answering a follow-up question, he confirmed that the issue of the S-400 systems’ deliveries could be discussed at the meeting.

   The S-400 is Russia’s next-generation air defense system, carrying three different types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at a short-to-extremely-long range. The weapon is capable of tracking and destroying all existing aerial targets, including ballistics and cruise missiles.

   Turkey canceled last November its $4-billion tender for the procurement of components for a domestic missile defense system announced in 2009.

Turkey is discussing purchase of S-400 systems from Russia — minister

© Dmitry Rogulin/ITAR-TASS

ANKARA, November 18. /TASS/. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik has said that Ankara is in talks with Moscow regarding the purchase of S-400 air defense systems. He made the statement when asked about Turkey’s plans for building up its air defense potential.

“We are conducting talks with Russia over the S-400s. But we also go ahead with contacts with other countries on this issue. Russia’s stance is positive,” he said.

Isik hopes that Turkey’s multilateral talks will encourage NATO to come up with a more serious initiative and his country will have a system meeting the alliance’s requirements.

“But this does not mean that we will ignore Russia’s proposals. We are pushing ahead with pro-active work (with Russia – TASS) in this direction. Our ultimate goal is to start producing these systems on our own,” Isik said.

The Turkish authorities in 2013 considered bids submitted in a tender for providing air defense systems and made a decision to continue specific discussions with a Chinese manufacturer of long-range air defense systems. On the short list of applicants China placed first, the United States with its system Patriot second, and Italian-French concern Eurosam with the SAM/T system third. Russia’s Antey-2500 proposed by Rosoboronexport participated too, but was eventually rejected after appraisal.

The talks with China ended last November as the parties failed to eliminate a number of disagreements, including those over technology transfer and joint production. The authorities then made a decision to cancel the bidding contest altogether. The issue of purchasing air defense systems or launching their joint production began to be discussed at the government level again last spring.