Turkey shows interest for Russian S-300 air defense missile system for its T-LORAMIDS program 1205151

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Turkey shows interest for Russian S-300 air defense missile system for its T-LORAMIDS program.
Turkey is still considering purchasing Russia’s S-300 air defense missile system, a senior Russian defense industry official said at IDEF 2015, the International Defense Industry Fair which was held in Istanbul (Turkey) from the 5 to 8 May 2015.
     
Turkey is still considering purchasing Russia’s S-300 air defense missile system , a senior Russian defense industry official said at IDEF 2015, the International Defense Industry Fair which was held in Istanbul (Turkey) from the 5 to 8 May 2015. Russian army mobile launch unit of S-300 air defense missile system
     
According to TASS news, Sergey Goreslavsky, the deputy head of Rosoboronexport— Russia’s state-owned arms exporter—Turkey continues to express interest in potentially purchasing Russia’s S-300.

Goreslavsky said that the Turkish Defense Minister visited the Russian exhibit, as reported by TASS. Sergey Goreslavsky noted Turkey’s interest in various anti-aircraft missile systems, including Antey-2500.

The Turkish Defense Minister said that his country is ready to continue cooperation in the field of technology transfers,” said the deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport. He also noted that Rosoboronexport is counting on the comprehensive development of cooperation with Turkey in the field of defense technology.

Turkey is currently looking to spend between $3.4-$4 billion on an air and missile defense system as part of its T-LORAMIDS program.

The Turkish Air Force Long-Range Air-and Missile-Defence System (T-LORAMIDS) competition attracted bids from a US partnership of Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, offering the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 and Gem.T missiles; Russia’s Rosoboronexport, marketing the S-300; China’s CPMIEC (China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corp.), offering its HQ-9; and the Italian-French consortium Eurosam, maker of the SAMP/T Aster 30.
 

 

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