Republic of Turkey by Russian S400 air defense missiles procured from the system will be tested in Sinop
The images of the supplied S400 air defense missile system components were reflected to the public while being shipped from Samsun to Sinop. It is seen that the missile launch vehicle (TEL), together with the command and control vehicle, are among the shipped S400 components. The radar components of the S400 system and the missile-carrier launchers are also seen in the different images taken on the propulsion route. Sinop airport will be closed to traffic between 6 October 09.00 and 16 October 2020 at 14.30. It is stated that test shots will be conducted within the said period.
The S2020 air defense systems, which were previously stated to be activated in the first quarter of 400 by officials, could not be activated due to COVID-19, but studies were ongoing. In this context, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu made a statement saying that “S-400s are not active yet, but there are activities. Our soldiers know and explain what to do to activate the S-400. We bought this system because of our urgent need. " he had made statements.
SSB İsmail Demir's S400 air defense system description
SSB İsmail Demir shared information about the S400 air defense missile system procurement from Russia and the latest situations regarding the F-35 project. Demir said, “We were at the table to purchase 2 systems. The acquisition of the first system was very fast. There is a series of road maps related to the procurement of the second system, that is, the subject we are on the table. There are steps with elements. Some of these steps include joint production and some payments. In principle, this agreement has been signed, but this procedure works for the details to take technical steps for things. Continuing to fulfill the conditions, which are side elements of the agreement in details. " He had clarified the process with his statements.
S-400 and Supply Process
According to the statements of the Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar on January 15, the Turkish Armed Forces were continuing their work on getting the Russian origin S-400 systems ready for the task. The process would be completed in April or May 2020. Turkey and Russia 2017 billion dollars in September 2.5 on the S-400 had signed a supply agreement. The first batch deliveries were made by air transport in June 2019.
S-400 Triumf (NATO: SA-21 Growler) is an advanced air defense system that joined the inventory of the Russian Army in 2007. It was designed against ground targets with aircraft, cruise missiles, a number of ballistic missiles. According to TASS's statement, the S-400 can engage targets at 35 km altitude and 400 km distance.