Turkey Buys S-400 Air-Defense Systems From Russia Amid Controversy

Turkey could be the first NATO member to buy Russia’s S-400 systems (Photo/Grigory Dukor/Reuters)

September 13, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Turkey signs a deal to purchase a new generation anti-aircraft defense missile system from Russia.

The deal for the S-400 Triumph is estimated at $2.5 billion, and sparks skepticism among other NATO members over the organization’s equipment compatibility.

Turkish President Tayip Erdogan says a deposit has already been paid.

The purchase comes amid a sudden reconciliation between Moscow and Ankara after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane back in 2015.

The deal announcement was met with backlash from the Russian public, and some experts say Russia still doesn’t have enough S-400’s for itself.

The air-defense system has a range of 250 miles, and can hit up to 80 targets at once.

It was first deployed back in 2015 at Russia’s military base in the Syrian city of Latakia.

  • Bill Jr

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  • Michael Carbone

    S400 hahah that garbage now a days for the US airforce. Even the s500 has issues finding oir planes. No worries here people. This is to stop any attacks from middle eastern air force. Even Israeli planes can make a pass over them before being seen.

  • Sean Cole

    I think all the members of NATO should be getting together and having some discussions about Turkey.

  • a voice of concern

    Russia’s system is junk!
    What I find interesting is that one of the largest US Air Force Bases in the world in located in TURKEY! IN Fact there are still dozens of plane delivered NUKES at the Air Force base. This is going to get awkward at some point.

  • Lou Ferrao

    I think it’s funny that Russia would sell ADA arms to Turkey after one of their (Russian) fighters was shot down by Turkey. Goes to show Russian mindset.

    • Michael Carbone

      100%

    • jp

      Isent the US funding Isis and terrorists in the Middle East goes to show you the u.s. mindset

  • Jim Waters

    NATO should be discussing the validity of Turkey’s allegiance.