Turkey continues its negotiations with Russia to purchase S-400 air defense missile systems 10202174

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Turkey continues its negotiations with Russia to purchase S-400 air defense missile systems.
According to the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper website, Turkey has continued its negotiations with Russia regarding the purchase of the Russian S-400 surface-to-air defense missile system, sources in the Turkish government have confirmed.
     
According to the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper website, Turkey has continued its negotiations with Russia regarding the purchase of the Russian S-400 surface-to-air defense missile system, sources in the Turkish government have confirmed. Russian TEL (Transporter Erector Launcher) of S-400 surface-to-air defense missile system.
     
In November 2016, it was announced that Turkey shows interest to acquire Russian-made S-400 air defense missile systems. After cancelling last year a $3.4 billion tender for the purchase of Chinese long-range missile defense system, Turkey is negotiating with many countries to acquire new air defense system.

Turkey is also on the way to develop its home-made air defense system but it could take long time. For this reason, Turkey could consider procuring one.

Since many years, Turkey is looking to spend between $3.4-$4 billion for a new air defense missile defense system as part of its T-LORAMIDS program.

The T-LORAMIDS competition was then launched on March 1, 2007, when the Turkish Under secretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) first issued Requests for Information (RFIs). At the time these entailed four systems, but under a fresh Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the SSM in April 2009 the number of systems to be procured increased to twelve.

Following a four-year competition initially involving four bidders (the Russian bid involving Almaz-Antey's S-300 Favorit was the first to be eliminated from contention) Turkey made a surprise choice by selecting a Chinese offer with the FD-2000 the over bids by Franco-Italian consortium Eurosam (offering the SAMP/T ASTER 30) and a Lockheed Martin-Raytheon offer of Patriot PAC-2s.

The S-400 Triumph SA-21 is a long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 Triumph is intended to engage, ECM, radar-picket, director area, reconnaissance, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical and theatre ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles and other current and future air attack assets at a maximum range of 400 km, and a altitude of up to 30 km.
 

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