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Russia to offer Turkey advanced surface-to-air missiles
RIA Novosti ^ | 6/18/2010 | RIA Novosti

Posted on 06/20/2010 8:58:36 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Russia is ready to participate in a tender to offer Turkey S-300 and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, the state-controlled arms exporter said on Wednesday.

"The Turkish military has a great need for S-300 and S-400 long-range missile defense systems," Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaikin said. "Russia has expressed its readiness to participate in a tender for the delivery of such systems."

He said leading SAM manufacturers from Western countries would participate in the tender "on a par with Russia."

He gave no indication as to what specific SAM modifications would be offered or the timeframe for the tender.

Turkish military experts have said Ankara is interested in the Russian missiles, which could effectively protect the country's southern borders.

The advanced version of the S-300 missile system, called S-300PMU1, has a range of over 150 kilometers (over 100 miles) and can intercept ballistic missiles and aircraft at low and high altitudes, making it effective in warding off air strikes.

The S-300V/Antey 2500 (SA-12 Gladiator/Giant) consists of a new command vehicle, an array of advanced radars and up to six loader vehicles assigned to each launcher.

The S-400 (SA-21 Growler) is capable of simultaneously engaging six targets to a range of 400 km (250 miles) and an altitude up to 30 kilometers, including aircraft, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles.

(Excerpt) Read more at defencetalk.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airdefense; ankara; nato; russia; s300; s400; sam; turkey; turkishairforce
If Turkey is able to acquire even one of the three S-300 variants it seeks, it will undoubtedly work at the training range to learn and test the technology's performance parameters. This will allow Turkey (and any other NATO allies who happen to train with Turkish forces at the Konya facility) to test tactics and challenge the system over and over again
1 posted on 06/20/2010 8:58:37 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Mr. Mojo; James C. Bennett; mowowie; Captain Beyond; USNBandit; darkwing104

Ping


2 posted on 06/20/2010 9:05:42 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

If you think Russia will sell these to Turkey so that Turkey can turn around and share the technology with NATO, I have a large and famous bridge for sale that you might want to buy. CHEAP!

(And from your money I will send some to the Chechens provided they target Putin and Medvedev directly).


3 posted on 06/20/2010 10:43:26 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

Russia will sell anything to anybody as long as they have the cash.


4 posted on 06/21/2010 12:30:58 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

>Russia will sell anything to anybody as long as they have the cash

L:et me pass that on to the Chechens...


5 posted on 06/22/2010 2:11:27 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

http://www.meforum.org/1632/russia-and-the-middle-east


6 posted on 06/22/2010 2:57:15 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Interesting read, thanks (still let the chechies do the fish kisser)


7 posted on 06/24/2010 11:30:12 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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