Sale of Patriot missile systems by the United States (US) to Turkey would not affect the S-400 air defense missile deal between Ankara and Moscow signed in 2017, Kremlin stated.
"These are unrelated processes and in this case we are implementing the accords we have with the Turkish colleagues. The project and the contract on S-400s is at the stage of its implementation and it will be continued," Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by Tass Wednesday to a question on whether the US decision to supply Patriot missiles to Turkey would affect Moscow-Ankara deal.
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on Tuesday approved Turkey’s request for 80 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) missiles with canisters, 60 PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles along with other communication equipment for an estimated cost of $3.5 billion.
Turkey will use Patriot to improve its missile defense capability, defend its territorial integrity, and deter regional threats. The proposed sale will increase the defensive capabilities of the Turkey military to guard against hostile aggression and shield NATO Allies who might train and operate within Turkey's borders, the DSCA stated.
Ankara had bought the S-400 in 2017 for $2.5 billion after Washington had refused permission to sell Patriot missile defence system.
Russia is expected to deliver its S-400 missile defence system in July 2019, about a year ahead of the scheduled delivery period of 2020.
The US has been pressurizing Turkey to cancel the agreement for the procurement of the S-400 systems as they cannot be interoperable with existing NATO anti-ballistic defense architecture.
A group of US Senators earlier this year wrote to the State Department demanding sanctions against Russia and Turkey if they went ahead with the S-400 deal. The action was demanded as per the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), a controversial legislation which President Trump signed into law recently.
In a sign that Turkey and the United States have kissed and made up, the US state department has approved a sale to Turkey of 80 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced (GEM-T) missiles and 60 PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles for $3.5 billion
Russian Rosoboronexport will showcase S-400 missile defense system, fighter aircraft, helicopters, tanks and other armaments at Egypts inaugural military exhibition, EDEX 2018, being held in Cairo from 3 to 5 December. Russia will be showcasing military products that include; Yak-130 trainer aircraft, Su-35 multipurpose super-maneuverable fighter, MiG-29M/M2 multirole front-line fighter, Mi-17, Mi-26, Mi-28NE, Mi-35 and Ka-52 Alligator scout
Russia and Turkey are working to create an interbank payment system independent of SWIFT for the S-400 anti-air missile system deal between the two countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an economic conference Wednesday that Russia would use the new interbank payment system and not the dollar because US administration used it as a pressure tool
Russia today detailed the delivery schedule of the S-400 Triumf Air Defence System to India under which the first of the five systems will arrive in the autumn of 2020 and the last by spring of 2023. Under the contract concluded in New Delhi on October 5 Russia is to supply to India five regimental sets of S-400 systems, each consisting of a regimental command center and two battalions of launchers (eight in each battalion), TASS said quoting a ‘military-diplomatic source
Turkey will begin deploying S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense systems procured from Russia in October this year, Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar said. Turkey is acquiring S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia because of the urgent need to ensure the country's security
The United States has threatened to cancel Turkeys participation in the F-35 fighter jet program and also impose sanctions on it if Ankara persists on its planned purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems. “Weve long made it clear we would like to work collaboratively on air and missile defense with Turkey, and we have offered opportunities for Turkey to consider Patriot among other systems over the years
A Turkish official has confirmed that the delivery of the Russian-made S-400 air defense systems is expected to begin this year, Russias news agency TASS reported Friday
The United States will not supply Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems and F-35 fighter jets to Turkey if Ankara sticks to buying Russian S-400 missile defense systems, Turkish media reported Thursday. In December last year, the US State Department issued a notice of sale of Patriot Missile System to Turkey worth $3
The Turkish Foreign Minister has stated that Ankara is ready to consider buying the Patriot missile defense systems from the United States in the future but does not agree to the precondition by Washington to abandon buying S-400 from Russia. "Turkey may buy Patriot systems in the future
The United States will be sending a technical team in the coming weeks to Turkey to explain the risk to F-35 fighter jets from S-400 air defense systems. The US has been long urging Turkey to cancel its plans to purchase Russian-made S-400 anti-ballistic missile system citing concerns over flight safety of the F-35 aircraft
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