First Russian S-400 missile systems will be deployed in Turkey as soon as in December, Turkey’s Undersecretary for Defense Industries Ismail Demir said Friday.

“S-400 systems will be deployed and activated in December,” Demir said.

General Director of the Russian Kontsern Pvo Almaz-Antei Yan Novikov said in late August that training of the Turkish military to operate the S-400 is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2019 and last until January 2, 2020. The second procurement of the S-400 systems is planned for 2020.

Turkey tried to negotiate a deal with the US to purchase American Patriot surface-to-air missile systems, however, Washington did not let the deal happen, which prompted Ankara to sign a contract with Moscow to ensure its anti-missile national security.

In September 2017, Russia confirmed that the parties had signed the contract worth $2.5 billion to supply S-400 for Turkey. Under the contract, Ankara will get a regiment set of S-400 air defense missile systems (two battalions). The deal also envisages partial transfer of production technology to the Turkish side. The first procurement was delivered on July 12.

The United States and NATO have been making vigorous attempts to prevent Turkey from purchasing Russia’s S-400 missile systems. On July 17, the White House press secretary said in a statement that Turkey’s decision to acquire Russian-made S-400 air defense missile systems rendered Ankara’s further participation in the US F-35 fighter-bombers program impossible.

 

Source: TASS

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“Turkey tried to negotiate a deal with the US to purchase American Patriot surface-to-air missile systems, however, Washington did not let the deal happen, which prompted Ankara to sign a contract with Moscow to ensure its anti-missile national security.” False Statement. The US offered Turkey the Patriots, like the 88 that KSA has and failed to stop the attack on their oil refinery, and it was already too late, because the Turks realized how much better the Russian tech was. So it concerns me, that even this feed of news is starting to sound like controlled opposition. I will be… Read more »

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S-400 wouldn’t had performed better at Aramco, especially if you haven’t a Beriev A-50/100 hovering 24/7 to detect low altitude threats. The Russian network is proprietary. At least, with “western” systems, everything is inter-compatible, no matter if it’s from US, EU, Japan, S-Korea, Brazil, Israel, Taiwan, Australia, etc etc etc. In a case like the Aramco attack, just having the pretty affordable EL/M-2083 aka TARS “Aerostat-AWACS” when license built in the US, would have provided early warning and targetting data to air-defences, and from further than the actual A-50 Mainstray can detect (A-100 still hasn’t been introduced, and has been… Read more »

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+++ “Turkey tried to negotiate a deal with the US to purchase American Patriot surface-to-air missile systems, however, Washington did not let the deal happen” => BLATANT LIES!!! Turkey was offered Patriot systems a total of 3 times by USA and also European SAMP/T systems twice. On the 2 first US offers as on the 2 European ones, Turkey made CLEAR it wanted a full transfer of technology, which the companies who build the systems refused, having no envy to end with the kind of nasty games Turks played on Rafael with Roketsan simply having started selling copies of Rafael-designed… Read more »