Russia Turkey agreements delivery S-400 missile 10305171

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Turkey and Russia have reached agreements for the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems
Turkey and Russia have reached principal agreements on the issue of the S-400 air defense systems (ADS) acquisition; the sides are conducting negotiations over the price and joint production, Turkey`s Foreign Minister told journalists.
     
Turkey and Russia have reached principal agreements on the issue of the S-400 air defense systems (ADS) acquisition; the sides are conducting negotiations over the price and joint production, Turkey`s Foreign Minister told journalists.
5P85SE2 TEL (Transporter Erector Launcher) for S-400 system at military parade rehearsal for Victory Day Parade 2017.
     
"We are continuing negotiations over the issues related to S-400 including joint production and price. We have reached principal agreements; however I cannot say anything on the technical point," the minister said quoted by the Milliyet newspaper.

He added that Turkey would acquire Russia`s air defense systems, as the country needs "to beef up its air defense capabilities". Speaking on the options to buy air defense assets from the NATO countries, he added that Turkey "had been willing to acquire them from NATO but they [the NATO state members] did not demonstrate a shift in this area".

Previously, Turkey`s Minister of National Defense said that "the work on S-400 has reached its final stage but it does not mean that the contract will be signed tomorrow".

The negotiations between Turkey and Russia over the acquisition of S-400 became known in November 2016. In March, the head of the Rostec state corporation Sergei Chemezov said that Turkey had revealed its willingness to receive a credit from Russia for arms acquisition including S-400. In February, Chemezov said that Turkey showed its interest in S-400 and the sides were conducting negotiations over potential deliveries.

Last year, China and India became the first foreign customers for the Russian made S-400 air defense missile system. Officially confirmed, will purchase at least 6 battalions while Indian Defense Ministry approved purchase of 5 battalions, along with 6000 missiles of the S400 missile system in December 2015.

The S-400 entered in service with the Russian armed forces in August 2007, with now more than 20 battalions delivered to Russia. Russia expects to deploy 56 S-400 battalions by 2020.

The S-400 can engage all types all types of aerial targets including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and ballistic and cruise missiles within the range of 40 0km, at an altitude of up to 30 km. It can also detect stealth aircraft and other targets at all altitudes of their combat employment and at maximum ranges. This air defense missile system can simultaneously engage 36 targets.
     
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