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Turkey Tests S-400 Air Defense System

On October 16, Turkey conducted the first live-fire test of its S-400 air defense system from Sinop in the country’s northern region. According to a defense industry source, Turkish forces fired three missiles from the system, all of which “successfully hit the designated targets.” Turkey agreed to purchase the S-400 system from Russia in 2017...

Russia Drills S-300, S-400 Air Defense Systems

On February 4, Russia’s Central Military District reported the successful conclusion of air defense exercises in the Urals, Siberia, and Volga region. In the drills, S-300 and S-400 systems repelled notional aerial targets represented by MiG-31 fighters and Army Mi-8 helicopters. The S-300 and S-400 are a family of Russian air defense systems which entered...

Iraq Mulls Russian Air Defense Purchase

Baghdad has resumed talks with Russia on acquiring S-300 or S-400 air defense systems, Iraqi officials have confirmed. According to Karim Elaiwi, an Iraqi lawmaker and defense committee member, Iraq’s security and defense committee reinitiated discussions started in May over an S-400 purchase. Iraq’s Ambassador to Iran, Saad Jawad Qandil, separately confirmed that the country...

Second S-400 Delivery Arrives in Turkey

On August 27, Russia delivered a second batch of S-400 missile defense equipment to Murted Air Base near Ankara, Turkey. In a statement, Turkey’s defense ministry said that delivery of the second S-400 battery is expected to take a month. Turkey received its first battery of S-400 missiles on July 25. First tested in 1999,...

Coup-proofing? Making Sense of Turkey’s S-400 Decision

On July 12, Turkey received the first elements of the S-400, a fourth-generation surface-to-air Russian missile system. Few recent weapon sales have been as geopolitically charged as this one. U.S. officials have threatened both military and economic sanctions should Turkey acquire the Russian system. The delivery comes after many years of negotiations for more advanced...

Russia Delivers S-400 Surface-to-Air Missile System to Turkey

On July 12, Turkey received its first shipment of the S-400 surface-to-air missile system from Russia. According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, three Russian aircraft with S-400 equipment landed at Murted Air Base in Ankara. Another aircraft with S-400 components is slated to arrive in “the near future,” according to Russia’ state-run TASS news agency....

US May Suspend F-35 Training of Turkish Pilots Over S-400 Deal

On May 28, Reuters reported that  U.S. officials are considering suspending F-35 training for Turkish pilots as Turkey continues to move forward with its plans to purchase Russia’s S-400 and and missile defense system. The delivery of F-35 equipment to Turkey was previously halted in late March due to U.S. objection to the planned purchase....

Erdogan: Turkey to Jointly Produce S-500 With Russia

On May 18, Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey will work with Russia to produce the S-500 air and missile defense system. Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 system has already strained U.S.-Turkey relations due to concerns that the program could compromise F-35 aircraft. Deliveries of F-35-related equipment to Turkey have been suspended as the...

Russia Sends Replacement S-400 Missiles to China

On April 30, Russia’s TASS news agency reported that the country has sent new S-400 Triumf missiles to China to replace those damaged in transit in December 2017. According to an unnamed source familiar with the delivery, “At the start of April, several dozens of new S-400 missiles [40N6E] were sent by maritime transport from...