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Turkey turns to Russia for air defense systems
April 30, 2017, 9:17 am

With a range of 400 kilometers, S-400 Triumf is designed to shield from air strikes, strategic, cruise, tactical and operating tactical ballistic missiles and medium-range ballistic missiles [Xinhua]


Turkey has become the latest country to buy Russia’s advanced S-400 anti-missile air defense system.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Turkish media over the weekend that he had reached an agreement in principle with Moscow on delivery of the weapons system and that Ankara was currently negotiating the price tag.

Turkey, which is a prominent member of the Western-led NATO alliance, is seeking to boost its air defense stature, he told the Turkish daily Milliyet.

Cavusoglu appeared to indicate that Turkey could not find a supplier of advanced air defense systems among NATO members.

The S-400 is believed to be able to engage all types of aerial targets including aircraft and VLO (Very Low Observable) craft.

The S-400s popularity lies in the fact it can shield from air strikes and neutralise drones as well as strategic, cruise, tactical and operating tactical ballistic missiles and medium-range ballistic missiles within a range of 400 kms up to an altitude of close to 32 kms.

The S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defence missile systems is equipped with three different types of missiles and an acquisition radar capable of tracking up to 300 targets within the range of nearly 600 kms.

Triumf is a system made of eight launchers and a control station.

Turkey follows China (in 2015) and India (in 2016) as major customers for the S-400.

Read more: S300, 400 missile systems to protect Russians in Syria

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

4 Responses to Turkey turns to Russia for air defense systems

  1. BasicFact Reply

    May 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

    So is Russia going to give double crossing backstabbing erdagon its best air defense systems?

    • suntorch Reply

      May 2, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      better to have lower dependency on any one state power by diversification of supplier groups.

  2. Dr. Watson Reply

    May 1, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Any nation, state, dictator, brain-dead idiot resorting to the use of current military weapons, including atomic ground, sea and air, deserves annihilation.

  3. suntorch Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    different sources of supplier entities is always better as it gives negotiation power to the buyer .

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