Russia will accelerate the delivery of S-400 missile defense systems to early 2020 upon a request from Ankara.
"Turkey expressed a wish to accelerate its implementation and we managed to find the most appropriate solution as we agreed to accelerate the contract’s implementation. So I think we will begin to fulfill it sometime in early 2020," Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential aide on military cooperation told Rossiya 24 TV channel today.
Last December, Turkey announced that it had concluded an agreement with Russia for the purchase of two S-400 systems by 2020. The period of exact delivery was not specified but various reports said this would happen in the 2020-2022 time frame.
Turkey’s President Erdogan had express apprehension that Washington might impose sanctions against Ankara for buying equipment from Russia in addition to being embroiled in Western sanctions against Russian defence entities already in place over Moscow’s actions in Crimea.
In an angry outburst against the United States, Erdogan had said recently, “you claimed that the contact with Russia was a mistake. You also said that you might introduce sanctions. We are not going to be accountable to you. We will proceed along the right way without any concessions for the sake of achieving our own goals.”
The S400 system is composed of at least one mobile operation command center and 8 launcher and 32 missiles. S-400 deliveries have started to China, being the first foreign customer to receive one of the world’s most advanced missile defence systems.
NATO has received no request from Turkey to integrate its Russian origin S-400 missile defence system with the Pan-Atlantic defence bloc, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “I am aware that Turkey has made an agreement or they have announced their intention to buy S-400 Russian air defense system
Russia is planning to deliver a second batch of S-400 air defence system to Turkey under which some components of the high tech system is planned to be manufactured by Turkish firms by way of a technology transfer clause. "After the delivery of the first batch concludes in May or June 2020, the parties plan to sign a new contract on the delivery of the second batch of the S-400 systems in 2021
Qatar is finalising a deal to buy Russian S-400 air defence systems, the isolated Gulf states ambassador to Moscow said on Thursday. “Negotiations in this direction are in an advanced stage,” Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah told Russias TASS state news agency
Auxiliary components for S-400 air defense systems being sent from Russia to China have been damaged during shipment by sea near the English Channel, the Russian defense industry cooperation service (FSMTC) said Friday. Sputnik news quoted FSMTC spokeswoman Maria Vorobyeva as stating that ship carrying the components has been caught in a storm while passing the English Channel and was forced to return to Russia
Turkey and Russia have signed a loan agreement for the purchase of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft weapon systems, TASS reports, citing Haberturk TV channel announcement on Friday. According to Kommersant daily report on December 27, Turkey will pay 45 percent of the cost up front, with Russia providing loans to cover the remaining 55 percent of the deal worth US$2
Russia will provide loans worth US$1.375 Billion to help Turkey pay for its purchase of the S-400 surface-to-air missile defence system
Turkey has vowed to retaliate if the United States sanctions Russian S-400 missile purchase, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a diplomatic meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington early this week. "If the United States imposes sanctions on us or takes such a step, Turkey will absolutely retaliate," Cavusoglu said Sunday
Turkey could consider buying Sukhoi Su-57 fifth generation fighter jets if the United States abandons a deal to sell F-35 aircraft to Ankara as punishment for procuring
Russia will deliver its S-400 missile defence system in July 2019, about a year ahead of the scheduled delivery period of 2020. “The time of delivery cited on the agreement for the procurement of S-400s has been brought forward to July 2019,” İsmail Demir, the head of the Undersecreteriat for Defense Industries (SSM) was quoted as saying by daily
Russia has delivered the first regimental set of S-400 long-range anti-aircraft missile systems to China. "Two vessels have delivered the first regimental set of S-400s from the port of Ust-Lug, Leningrad Region, to China within the time limit established by the contract
The United States will begin a high pressure lobbying and arm-twisting effort to force Turkey to abandon the S-400 missile defence system deal with Russia and buy US-made Patriots instead. Acting assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs Tina Kaidanow is expected to travel to Turkey next week to swing Ankara's decision in favor of the US Patriot missile defence system, Turkey's
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