Turkish Defense Minister on Monday announced that the country will receive second batch of Russian S-400 air defense systems on August 27.
"The process of transporting and delivering the second battery of the S-400 to Turkey will begin tomorrow," Hulusi Akar, defense minister of Turkey, said in a live broadcast of NTV television channel.
The NATO-ally struck a $2.5 billion deal with Russia for the defense systems in 2017, irking the United States. First phase of shipments began on July 12 and was completed on July 25.
Ankara was kicked out of F-35 program by irked US after deliveries of S-400 began. The US was trying to persuade Turkey not to buy Russian systems saying it threatened the safety of the F-35 fighter jet.
Turkey is set to welcome the second batch of Russia's S-400 air defence systems in this month or in September, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday. "Work on choosing the deployment site and on installing S-400 air defence systems continues
An air-to-surface cruise missile developed for the F-35 fighter jet could be used with Turkey's national combat aircraft and attack UAVs, besides offered to countries which are part of the F-35 program. Turkeys industry and technology minister, Mustafa Varank said on Saturday that the SOM-J cruise missile jointly developed by the US and Turkey, will be deployed on local air assets following Ankaras ouster from the F-35 program
Ankara has received the last four of 11 ordered Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters, US Embassy in Turkey announced on Wednesday. “Today, Turkish Land Forces took delivery of four more U
The United States expelled Turkey from the F-35 program and blocked the sale of about 100 ordered stealth jets as a result of Israels effective lobbying of the same, Israeli media have reported. Officials from Jerusalem are said to have pressured Washington behind the scenes to oust Ankara from fighter jet program in bid to preserve military qualitative edge, Channel 12 reported Wednesday
New Delhi has made advance payments and will receive all five of the ordered S-400 Triumf air defense systems by April of 2021. The contract for the Russian systems was inked in October 2018 for $5
Turkey may buy another batch of S-400 air defense systems from Russia if the United States (US) denies to sell its Patriot systems, Turkish Foreign Minister said. "We need more systems until we can produce our own
Turkey is in talks with Russia on the possible purchase of Su-35, Su-57 electronic warfare systems and other defence systems. When asked whether Turkey was considering Russian-made fighter jets as an alternative to US-made aircraft, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said, "Why not? We did not come here to the MAKS aerospace show for nothing
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