Turkey orders Russian S-400 air defence system

Monitoring Desk
Wednesday - January 24, 2018
MOSCOW (Russia): Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu, in a statement on Tuesday announced, “Turkey signs a deal to procure, battle tested, Russian S-400 air defence system.”

According to detail, Shoigu mentioned that a number of Middle East and southeast Asia countries have shown interest in buying Russia’s S-400 missile systems and that talks are underway now.

“These are unique systems with incomparable performance characteristics in the world” applauding “This has been confirmed by the recently signed contract on the S-400 supplies to Turkey, which is a north Atlantic treaty organisation (NATO) member,’ he appreciated.

Shoigu mentioned that some other Middle Eastern and southeastern Asian countries also had shown interest in purchasing S-400 and highlighted, “The S-400 system has no analogues in the world” adding “The talks are underway now.”

He also pointed out that Russia was ready to share experience with its partners of using its armaments in counterterrorism warfare in Syria.

“First of all it refers to Russian warplanes, hardware and armaments of land forces, special operation forces and also Russia’s air defense systems” informing “The latter includes not only the Pantsir systems, which were used in Syria, but also the S-300 and S-400 systems,” Shoigu said.

At the same time, he praised that neither meetings nor talks with foreign counterparts from any region of the world were held without discussing the buying of Russian armaments.