Earlier speculations of possibility of Iraq’s S-400 buy have been put to rest with the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia confirming that Baghdad has no plans on buying the Russian-made air defense missile systems.
"We don’t inted to buy the S-400s. People ask me this every time, but we are not having any negotiations with the Russian government on buying their weapons currently," said the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia as quoted by the Russian news outlet Avia.pro.
After a series of strikes by unknown aircraft on the territory of Iraq, local media reported that Baghdad is considering the purchase of Russia’s S-300 and S-400 air defense systems.
Russias advanced air defense systems, the S-300s and S-400s, were ineffectual in detecting Israeli F-35 stealth fighters flying over Syrian capital Damascus, Israeli media reported. Israeli media published the flight route of its planes, reportedly F-35 Adir jets, that showed the jets entering Syrian airspace and crossing over its capital city, evading hundreds of kilometres of area shielded by Russian-made air defense systems
Russia has offered its S-400 air defense systems to Saudi Arabia after Yemeni Houtis managed to attack worlds largest oil facilities located in the country, dodging its protective armour that includes Patriot systems. "In order to protect Saudi Arabia, we are ready to provide the corresponding aid to the country
Russia has completed the shipment of second batch of S-400s to Turkey, making the country the first NATO-ally to own Russian air defense systems. “The delivery of the second battery of the Russian S-400 missile defense system has been completed, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said in a statement on 15 September
Turkey is set receive last of its S-400 air defense systems by December of this year, deliveries of which commenced in August. "The United States denied selling us Patriot missile systems
Russian S-400 missile defence system defeated new type of high-speed highly maneuverable targets in tests carried out at the Telemba proving ground of the Eastern Military District (EMD). "During the live firing phase the most complex situation was created at the proving ground to simulate an enemy air attack
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