Turkey has agreed purchase of S-400 missile Russia $2.5 billion 11507171

Defense & Security News - Turkey
 
Turkey has agreed the purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system for $2.5 billion.
According to the Bloomberg website, Turkey has agreed the purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system for an amount of $2.5 billion. In November 2016, it was announced that Turkey and Russia was on the process to negotiate acquisition of the S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) long-range air defense systems.
     
According to the Bloomberg website, Turkey has agreed the purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system for an amount of $2.5 billion. In November 2016, it was announced that Turkey and Russia was on the process to negotiate acquisition of the S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) long-range air defense systems.
Russian armed forces S-400 TEL (Transporter Erector Launcher) air defense missile system.

     
On the preliminary agreement, Turkey will receive two S-400 air defense missile batteries from Russia within the next year, and then producing another two inside Turkey, according to the Turkish official. A spokesman for Russia’s state arms-export company Rosoboronexport said he couldn’t immediately comment on details of a deal with Turkey.

Since many years, Turkey's efforts to enhance its air defense capabilities and to acquire a long-range missile defence system. In 2013, Ankara awarded a tender to China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp for the missile defence systems FD-2000, the export version of the Chinese-made HQ-9 air defense missile system.

The 2013 tender also included the US-made Patriot PAC-3, European SAMP/T Aster 30, the Russian S-300 and S-400 missile systems.

The purchase was cancelled after United States and other NATO countries expressed deep concern about the deal, raising questions about the security implications of CPMIEC system’s integration into NATO’s command and control network and the implications of Chinese technical knowledge about how U.S. and NATO air and missile defenses operate.

Turkey wants to be able to produce its own advanced air defense missile systems, and the Russian agreement to allow two of the S-400 batteries to be produced in Turkey would serve that aim.

The S-400 Triumph NATO code SA-21 Growler is a long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 Trumph is intended to engage, ECM, radar-picket, director area, reconnaissance, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical and theatre ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles and other current and future air attack assets at a maximum range of 400 km, and a altitude of up to 30 km.

The S-400 Triumph uses the 9M96E and 9M96E2 missiles. The S-400 Triumph can also use the 48N6E missile of the S-300 PMU-1 system and 48N6E2 missiles of the S-300 PMU-2 Favorit system.
 

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