Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to ask the Russian side to put on the Turkish tender anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 "Triumph" instead of the S-300 "winner." It is reported by the agency "Anatolia". Official meeting Erdogan with Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place on Wednesday, July 18, in Moscow.
The intention to purchase a batch of SAM complexes Turkey announced back in 2009. In the middle of the bidders at the cost of more than 4 billion dollars complexes called South American PAC-3 Patriot (joint development of Raytheon and Lockheed Martin), European SAMP / T Aster 30 missiles with, Russian S-300 and S-400, as Chinese HQ-9 (modified copy With-300V).
SAM provider Turkey to elect July 4, but, in all probability, a finalist for the tender was not determined.
SAM With-400 is an ideological continuation of the complexes With-300 and exceeds their huge radius acts and more than modern electric interior. With-400 is capable of detecting targets at ranges of up to 600 km and hit them at a range of up to 400 km (with the introduction of the latest generation of missiles 40N6E not yet entered service). Range acts S-300VM is 350 km. With all of this in comparison with an old-generation missiles efficiency With-400 is actually no different from the skills With-300.
Previously, it was clear that our homeland will not deliver S-400 over the limit before fully satisfy the need of their own armed forces. Thus, until 2020 Our homeland is planning to arm 56 battalions of S-400.
The first foreign recipient of S-400 "Triumph" will be Belarus and Kazakhstan. Also after 2017, could begin implementing the "triumphs" China. The likely timing of deliveries With-400 Turkey is not specified.