Russia has agreed to share technology of its S-400 missile air defence system with Turkey regarding which it has entered into a contract to sell several batteries for an estimated US$2.5 billion.
“Putin [Russian President] has told us we may take steps for joint production,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the daily Aksam in an interview Sunday as quoted in several Turkish and Russian media.
Referring to reports that Moscow has refused to part with technology for its potential manufacture in Turkey, Cavusoglu said, “we have heard no official refusal on that score. If Russia’s attitude is negative, we may clinch a deal with another country," he said.
"We must purchase them (S-400) urgently, because we need them. We’ve got to protect our airspace. But if some anti-Russia-minded countries do not want Turkey to purchase S-400 from it, then they must provide their alternative," Cavusoglu said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on September 12 that Ankara had signed a contract with Moscow for purchasing S-400 air defense systems and that a deposit had been put down already.
Russia has last week agreed to part with some of the technology of the S-400 in a potential deal to sell the air defence system to Saudi Arabia. A Memorandum of Understanding between Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Rosoboronexport specifies that should Saudi Arabia buy then S-400, then some of its parts and components would be manufactured by SAMI.
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense signed contracts with the Russian government to procure the S-400 air defense system, the Kornet-EM system, the TOS-1A, the AGS-30 and the Kalashnikov AK-103. As part of the agreement signed in Moscow today, Russia will transfer technology and localize the manufacturing and sustainment of these armament systems in the Kingdom, a press statement from the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) said
Russias presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin said Turkey is requesting early delivery of its S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, confirming an advanced payment from Ankara. "Yes, we have received it (advanced payment)
Turkey will reportedly receive the first delivery of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems in minimum two years of time, Ankaras Defense Industries Undersecretary said Monday. Undersecretary for Defense Industries İsmail Demir was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency during a launch meeting of the Unmanned and Autonomous Land Vehicles Design Contest in Ankara: “We do not want to give a full timetable as we have made certain negotiations to pull the calendar forward, but we can say the delivery will start in a minimum of two years”
Turkey has a signed a $2.5 billion deal with Russia to buy S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems
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Turkey will receive the first batch of Russian-built S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in 2019, according to a local broadcaster. "The first delivery of S-400s will take place in 2019," A Haber TV channel quoted Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli as saying during a meeting of the inter-parliamentary commission for the budget Wednesday
Turkey will discuss the procurement of an anti-missile system with France and Italy during a NATO ministerial meeting scheduled for November 8 and 9 in Brussels. Ankara had reached an initial understanding with a French-Italian consortium, Eurosam on July 14, 2017 to develop Turkeys national defense systems
Bahrain and Russia are in talks for purchase of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system, the commander of Bahrain's Royal Guard said Monday. "We are currently in the stage of negotiations, but with gods help we will finish this process," the commander Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa told reporters during on-going BIDEC expo held in Manama this week, Sputnik reports
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is interested in acquiring a future Russian missile system S-500, currently under development, local media reports. “In our talks with [Russia President Vladimir] Putin we are not thinking of stopping with the S-400s
Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK) is working on a detailed study for the construction permit for Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP). The NPP is to be constructed by Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom within the next six months, Anadolu Agency reported Wednesday
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