The United States has now offered Lockheed Martin’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Raytheon’s Patriot Advance Capability (PAC-3) missile defence systems for India to choose over Russian S-400 Triumf systems, after offering the US-made systems to Turkey.
New Delhi signed a deal with Moscow last October for five S-400 defense systems consisting of 8 launchers for $5.4 billion. America imposes secondary sanctions known as Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) against countries that buy Russian military equipment. The CAATSA was passed to punish Russia for its interference in the US elections and its involvement in Ukraine.
Washington is understood to have pledged to grant a sanctions waiver to India last September despite its plans to buy the S-400s; however, the waiver expired in early May.
"I think it would be an unfortunate decision if they (India) chose to pursue that (Russian S-400). We are very keen to see them make an alternative choice and we're working with them to provide potential alternatives,” Assistant Defence Secretary Randall Schriver told the House of Representatives Armed Forces Committee in Washington during a hearing on US Military Activities in Indo-Pacific region in March this year.
Washington has failed in its attempt to persuade its NATO-ally Turkey to buy the US-made systems and ditch the $2.5 billion contract for the Russian S-400s. Turkey has remained unfazed despite threats of sanctions, and well as its plan to remove Ankara from the F-35 programme.
"When Turkey signs an agreement, Turkey keeps its promise.
We signed this agreement and certain payments were made. I don't think the arguments and concerns here have a lot to lean on," Fuat Oktay, Turkey's vice president told Kanal 7 last week when asked if Ankara would persist with its intention of acquiring the Russian systems.
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is likely to develop a supersonic drone capable of flying at 380kmph. "We are working on a supersonic UAV called Göksungur," Temel Kotil, CEO, TAI, told Anadolu Agency at the recently concluded IDEF 2019 exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey unveiled the prototype of a new Star Wars-movie inspired steel-penetrating "Superlaser" gun at the recently concluded IDEF 2019 defence exhibition, at Istanbul, Turkey. The Rifle Mount Laser (TÜMOL), developed by engineers at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), can be mounted on Turkey's first locally designed and produced assault rifle, the MPT-76
A mock-up of Turkey's first national fighter jet will be showcased at this year's Paris Air Show, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) General Manager Temel Kotil announced at the 14th International Defense Fair (IDEF). Kotil indicated that they have progressed by establishing all infrastructure facilities in the National Fighter Jet Project, D
Russia is ‘ready to step in with its
Turkey sees an improvement in talks with the United States over the purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems and US F-35 fighter jets but was prepared for sanctions under Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). "In our talks with the United States, we see a general easing and rapprochement on issues including the east of the Euphrates, F-35s and Patriots," Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said
The Indian Navy is set to acquire 24 MH-60R Seahawk Anti-Submarine Helicopters from the US for $2.6 billion (INR 18,340 Crore),
Turkey and Iraq have been in talks to sign a mutually beneficial military cooperation and trust agreement, Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan received Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in an official ceremony at the presidential palace
The United States is opposed to Turkey and India acquiring the Russian S-400 long-range air defense systems as it requires sensitive data from the sensors of the aircraft to be fed into it in order to identify them as friend or a foe. The details of the friendly aircraft required include information on the radar, Link-16, a special transponder called Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) and more
The Indian Air Force (IAF) squadron of MiG-1 Bison fighters who took part in the dog fight on February 27 will soon be getting a new "Falcon Slayer" patch commemorating their efforts in downing a Pakistani F-16 on the same. The MiG-21 Bison Squadron, of which the pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was part of when he took on the intruding aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Jammu and Kashmir on February 27 this year, has taken on the sobriquet ‘Falcon Slayers and ‘AMRAAM Dodgers and have got special uniform patches made to commemorate the dogfight, according to Indian media
Turkeys ships of the MILGEM (National Ship) project will be equipped with the countrys first indigenously–developed anti-ship missile, the ATMACA, in about year to an year. “The ATMACA missiles will be seen on Turkish ships in a year or year and a half
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