Turkey announced the development of an analogue of S-400

Within the next few years, Turkey will develop its own analogue of the Russian S-400 "Triumf" air defense system. 

Turkey said "Now we have HİSAR A+ and HİSAR O+ air defense equipment with a range of up to 20 kilometers. We will create an air defense system with a range of up to 100 kilometers. After that, we will increase these indicators in the SIPER system. We are gradually moving towards the creation of an analogue of S-400.

According to interviewed experts, Turkey's S-400 Triumf is not enough. "We bought the S-400 to defend against both air targets flying from afar and ballistic missiles. We need to build a system of ballistic missile interceptors with national resources and at the local level," said one Turkish analyst.

In August 2020, Alexander Mikheev, general director of Rosoboronexport, said during the Army 2020 forum that Russia and Turkey had signed a contract to supply a second regiment of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems.


In July of the same year, Demir said that the cost of the U.S. F-35 Lightning II fighter jet program after excluding Turkish contractors would increase by $600 million and lead to an increase in the price of each such aircraft by $7 million to $9 million. Ankara was excluded because of its purchase of S-400 Triumf from Moscow.


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