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 of the S-500,” Erdogan said in an interview with 24 TV.

He didn’t mention the Russian president’s response to the idea or when exactly it had been pitched to Putin.

Anadolu news agency has quoted the Turkish president as saying that Russia had given Ankara a loan to buy the S-400 missile systems on “very acceptable terms.”

“During the second and third stages we will proceed to the joint production of the S-500 systems,” Erdogan said.

The S-500 air defense system, to replace the current S-400 system, is being developed and is scheduled to enter service within the next 25 years.

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu earlier said that the new system would start being supplied to the armed force in 2020.

In February, then-Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told the newspaper Kommersant that the production of truck-mounted S-500 and S-400 systems was already underway in Nizhny Novgorod.

President Erdogan earlier noted that, if necessary, Ankara was ready to use the Russian-made S-400 missile systems.

“These are defensive systems, so why don’t we use them?” he stated.

Moscow and Ankara inked a loan agreement for the acquisition of four S-400 air defense missile battery systems in December 2017. The initial delivery of the Russian-made advanced missile system to Turkey is planned for the first quarter of 2020.

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According to the Turkish Defense Industry Secretariat, Ankara will buy two batteries of S-400 missiles which will be manned by Turkish military personnel.

The S-500, to form the upper tier of Russia’s layered air defenses, is expected to be able to engage targets at altitudes of over 60 miles, to engage targets which are out of reach for all missile defense systems now in existence.

The system will be able to detect and simultaneously engage up to ten ballistic missile warheads flying at speeds of over four miles a second. Its one-of-a-kind self-homing warheads search for their targets and, finding them, switch to an automatic-homing mode.

The S-500 is also the only missile defense system capable of engaging hypersonic targets.

 

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Hopefully Putin won’t give him anything until he gets out of Syria, perhaps even make the S-400 deal conditional on the Turks leaving.

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Ha Ha Ha…Reminds me of the famous cartoon movie Jungle Book in which the King of Monkeys the Orangutan King Louie is asking the captive Man Cub Mougli how to make the Red Flower (Fire) the secret which only a man knows how to create Red Flower (Fire) which the animals don’t know. So King Louie wants to dominate using the knowledge and the weapon. Here is that link and enjoy how ErDOG is asking Putin how to make Red Fire S500s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JDzlhW3XTM

Why does Turki need S500s to use them against whom? Whom does Sultan ErDOG fear?

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S-500 won’t be for export until there is a S-600!
Russians waited S-400 before selling S-300, now they’re waiting S-500 in 2020 before start delivering S-400 sales in… 2020!!!

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That’s like Turkish Airlines offering to jointly develop the next generation of SpaceX rockets. Sorry, you’re not really up to the task.

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You mean TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industry).
Well, they’re also into trying to have a domestic 5th gen fighter to dev in collaboration with Saab…

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Who are the morons who thumbdowned?

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Not the same thing. Just to tell you something also the F-35 fighter jet is jointly developed with Turkey.

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“Not the same thing” => I doubt that “Turkish Airlines” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Airlines being implied in any space project, it’s not their job! The only two companies that may seek to imply in serious space rocket job and having competences being TAI (more likely) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Aerospace_Industries Or eventually Roketsan : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROKETSAN As they’ve already built some ballistic missiles you may compate to Toshka Not the same thing? LOL! Laws of aerodynamics are the same for aircraft and rockets while in the atmosphere, when you’re out of it, or at high altitude, pressurisation is necessary too. TAI may not have 1 century+ experience as… Read more »

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putin is a f*****g moron to go for such lunacy,to think of selling or going into production with a country that shot your pilot down is not only a spit in the face of the pilots familly but on russia as well,like i said many times putin is nothing but a politician putting buisness ahaead of morals,self respect,dignity and integrity or national sovregn pride and respect,,piece of s**t turkish dog is pressing his luck

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@ Ziad, why are you getting so upset and hitting the ceiling? Neither Russians nor Putin has confirmed what ErDOG proposed. ErDOG is simply making an offer to the Russians to become close to Russians for the joint production which the Russians will politely refuse. Russians & Putin will never forget that Turki shot down a Russian Bomber and 2 of their fighter pilots got killed in the early stages of the war and it became a major issue between Turki & Russia. Russians aren’t fools to give S500 to Turki. Turki ErDOG and his henchmen have fallen out of… Read more »

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One of the 2 pilots was killed (by Turkish backed “moderate rebels”), not both.

“Turki ErDOG and his henchmen have fallen out of NATO and US”
=> Still not official, but just considering his many blackmail attempts and insults on EU, it’s pending… Likely on the fact he’s re-elected or not…

“Giving S500 to the current regime in Turki is like giving an AK47 to an Ape in Africa. US & Israel including Iran will also never allow this to happen.”
=> Stop insulting apes! Bonobos are far better than Erdogan! They know how to avoid conflicts by making love, not war!

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No doubt Putin has already agreed to this “deal”. Wouldn’t be surprised if he himself personally delivered the blueprints for the S-500 to NATO member Turkey.

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Rix, have you grasped the tactic of a dangling price?

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@ Kingstone Tyro, you are absolutely right about the dangling price. One can expect the S500 to be over and above 1 Billion $ per System. The Russians are currently negotiating with an Asian Country for supplying their top end S-400 Triumf air defense system. The deal is expected to be for about 5 Systems (not officially confirmed) and will be worth over $5.5 billion. The S-400 Triumf long-range air defense missile system has the capability to destroy incoming hostile aircraft, missiles and even drones at ranges of up to 400 km. The S-400 missile system can fire three types… Read more »

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S-400 costs $200M per battalion (7-8 launchers each with 4 missilles). The max capability of a system is 72 launchers and 384 missiles (not only the 40N6 long range one, it’s a 3 layers system).
400km is fot fighter-jet : “heavies” (AIRLINER, cargo, refueller, AWACS, etc) can be shot down from 590km, 40N6 can also be used for ground strikes, delivering its 36,000 tungsten pellets at mach14 against a ground target, just like a giant shotgun.

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Well, I cant’ find any good reason the Russian lawmakers would sell the S-500 anti-hypersonic anti-ballistic, and anti-satellite technology to a foreign entity. Remember Russia is totally encircled by menacing enemies, so she will be unwise to expose her most important defensive weaponry.

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Well, menacing enemies, not really, actually, Russia could even end joining NATO, the will has already been expressed on both sides, it’s just a question of tiny concessions to do to make it possible! If you want to take the real temperature, look where Russia deploys its ABMs as the territory is too big to be covered fully! They don’t fear a NATO attack, and have no reason to do so, anything looking different is just PR stunt to feed MSM with BS on both sides! Where ABMs are, Russia consider the risks are and these consider… N-Korea, China, Pakistan… Read more »

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Rix : +1, excellent irony!

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Erdoğan and other US allies such as Saudis Qataris all act to get the Russian military secrets on behalf of America. Russians surely know about that as they discuss it in their media and for sure take counter measures to avoid their secrets being exploited agianst them.

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Even China the biggest Russian “ally” was not promised the S500 so I doubt Erdoğan can get it.

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Russians know well Turks are their ennemis (remember the foreign ministers remarks about Crimea) but use them against USA in Syria.