Turkey is seeking to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems to bolster the country’s missile defense, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said Friday.
"As for missile defense, work is continuing. We are negotiating on S-400 not only with Russia, but with other countries that have similar systems. Russia's position on this issue now is positive," Isik said in an interview with Turkey's NTV broadcaster.
Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said last month that Moscow and Ankara had agreed to work out the details of a possible cooperation on implementing the Turkish national missile defense system project, Sputnik reports.
"We hope that NATO member states would take this seriously, and our system will be compatible with the alliance's requirements. But we do not in any way reject the Russian proposal, and are actively working on it. Our ultimate goal is to manufacture these systems at home," Isik was quoted as saying last month.
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.
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India and Russia last week signed a $5 billion deal to acquire five new generation Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems along with other defense equipment. The deals were announced following talks held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit on Saturday
A S-400 missile defense system hit a target at 45 kilometers height flying at a speed of 1,500 meters per second (4,000 feet per second) in trials held by the Russian Central Military District last week. A total of six missiles were launched, hitting several high speed targets which included the Kaban target missile, moving along a flat ballistic trajectory
There are no deadlines nor a draft contract for the delivery of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system to India, Kremlin aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said Thursday. "So far, there are neither deadlines nor a draft contract," Kozhin was quoted as saying by
Turkey has expressed interest to purchase S-400 Triumf mobile surface-to-air missile systems from Russia in a multi-billion dollar deal which might see a preliminary agreement during the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow later this month. In 2013 Turkey had attempted buying Chinese T-LORAMIDS air defense system from China Precision Manufacturing Import-Export Corp (CPMIEC) for $3
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The Russian Ministry of Defense is expected to put a regiment of S-400 Triumf air defense system on combat duty in Moscow Wednesday. "The combat duty of a new regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defense system, which has been delivered to the Aerospace Forces' air defense unit, to protect the airspace of the Moscow city and the Central economic region [is expected to take place] on January 11, Podolsk, Moscow Region," the ministry was quoted as saying in a statement by Sputnik on Monday
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