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, Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.
"Steps have been taken and signatures signed with Russia concerning the S-400s. God willing we will see the S-400s in our country," Erdogan told lawmakers from his ruling AK Party at a party meeting in parliament, TV Channel Haber 7 reported.
Erdogan said he would request joint production of the S-400 in Turkey. Other reports said the potential purchase includes a provision allowing Ankara to produce some missiles domestically, which appears to further Turkey's goal of developing the capacity of its own defense industry.
With the purchase of the S-400's, Ankara aims to build Turkey's first long-range air and anti-missile defense system to guard against threats in the region.
Turkey has recently commenced negotiations with European firm Eurosam to co-develop an anti- missile defence system similar to the S-400 which some analysts interpret as Turkey's attempt to strike a good bargain between the two competing offers.
Turkey has agreed to pay Russia $2.5 billion for the S-400 systems, a Turkish official said on July 13. However, subsequent reports said Ankara was also attempting to negotiate a loan with Moscow for the S-400 System purchase.
Turkey has agreed to pay US$2.5 Billion for four Russian-made S-400 missile defence system marking the end of a quest by Ankara to procure a missile defence system first from its NATO ally, US and later from China
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
Russia and Ankara have agreed on the delivery of S-400 long-range air defense missile systems but the issue of loan provision is still be finalized. "The contract has been agreed and everything is understandable there but the issue of a loan, funds has not been settled yet," Russian Presidential Adviser for Military and Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin was quoted as saying by Tass at the 8th International Maritime Defense Show in St
Ankara and Moscow have reached an agreement on the purchase of S-400 missile defense systems and price negotiations are underway before the final signing of the deal, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. “We have agreed in principle with Russia for the purchase of S-400 missile systems
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”
The Indian Air Force has completed trials of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems. Price negotiations are likely to start soon
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
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