The Indian Air Force has completed trials of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems. Price negotiations are likely to start soon.
"The field evaluation trials of the Russian air defence system have been completed by the Indian Air Force in Russia and they have been quite successful. The trials were conducted on two separate occasions and it performed to the satisfaction of the users," government sources were quoted as saying by Mail Today on Wednesday.
The defense ministry is likely to start the process of initiating contractual negotiations with Rosoboronexport including price, the sources said.
India and Russia signed an inter-governmental agreement on the sale of five S-400 in October 2016 at the 17 India-Russia summit for $5.8 billion.
In October 2015, India had decided to purchase the S-400 systems, which primarily have three kinds of missiles, with different capabilities. The missiles can fly at supersonic and hypersonic speeds to intercept all kinds of targets at ranges from 120 to 400-km.
The S-400 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system can "radar lock and shoot down" stealth fifth-generation fighters like the American F-35 jets.
The Russian missile system would be used by the IAF, along with the other new air defence systems coming up in the country including the India-Israel joint venture Medium range-Surface to Air Missile system and the SPYDER systems that India recently acquired from Israel.
Russia will be featuring long-range bombers, S-400 and S-300 air defense systems and other military equipment at Combat Commonwealth-2017 drills of an integrated CIS air defense network that will be held on September 4-8. MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30 fighters, Su-24 bombers, Su-25 close support fighters, Su-34 multipurpose fighter-bombers, MiG-31 interceptor jets and Mi-8AMTSh helicopters will also be used during the drills to be held at the Ashuluk range in the southern Russia's Astrakhan region in the country's south
Russia is processing ten orders for deliveries of S-400 Triumf missile systems customers around the the world Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) is currently working on about 10 orders for deliveries of S-400 missile systems amid the generally significant interest in Russian air defense systems, the organization's Director Dmitry Shugaev was quoted as saying by various local media Monday. "We are seeing significant demand for air defense systems: about 10 orders for S-400 Triumf alone are currently being processed," Shugaev said
Ankara and Moscow have signed 'certain documents' as part of a deal on the purchase of Russian-made S-400 long-range air defense missile systems, Turkeys President Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday. "Steps have been taken and signatures signed with Russia concerning the S-400s
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Turkey has ruled out integrating the Russian S-400 missile defence system into the country's NATO standard defence equipment, its defence minister Fikri Isik has said. Speaking to TRT TV channel on Tuesday, Isik said, "Turkey knows that in case S-400 missiles systems are purchased from Russia, it will be impossible to incorporate them into the NATO system
India and Russia have adopted a strategy framed by them for defence cooperation on Friday to concretize deals on frigates, S-400 air defence missile system and Kamov helicopters. India's Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who is in Russia this week, co-chaired the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) on Friday with his Russian counterpart, General Sergei Shoigu
India will likely seal the deal for purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems during the Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharamans first visit to Moscow in the early week of April,
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