Russian S-500 air missile system tested in Syria.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would not step back from an S-400 missile deal with Russia - again defying US threats. Last week, a top Pentagon official said the.
Turkey is set to begin testing the newly acquired Russian S-400 missile defences in spite of pressure from the US to stop the programme. The US claimed that the S-400 system is incompatible with Nato defences and could pose a threat to F-35 stealth fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.
Russia will be gearing up test of next generation S-500 air defense system test by 2020. Russia is currently developing 600 kilometers S-500 Prometey anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic missile.
Russia’s first shipment of S-400 anti-air missile systems has arrived in Turkey, which could signal Turkey’s exit from Lockheed Martin’s advanced F-35 fighter jet programme. Turkey’s Ministry of National Defence announced the delivery today, which risks causing unease among NATO countries who called for Turkey to end military cooperation with the Russian government.
The MIM-104 Patriot and the S-400 'Growler' are easily among the most advance multi-role air defence systems currently deployed. One must remember, that it is never effective to compare one system to another system without looking at the bigger p.
Turkey is eyeing a long-range missile defense system of its own as part of its current effort to enhance the county’s defensive strategic military capabilities. Ankara is looking forward to the joint production of the new generation S-500 air and missile defense system with Russia, President Recep Tayyip has said. “I have contacted President Putin with a proposal about the joint production.
Much hyperbole surrounds Russia’s S-400 advanced surface-to-air missile system, which is now being exported abroad and was recently deployed to Syria. Unsurprisingly, Russia has leveraged this.