DUBAI, ($1=3.67 Emirati Dirham) – Russia has begun to localize the production of elements of the S-400 Triumph air defense systems in Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheev statement in front of Interfax at Dubai Airshow-2021.
“We have started technological cooperation with Turkey on the S-400. We are localizing some elements, we have begun work in this direction,” Mikheev said.
As Interfax reported, Turkey bought from Russia four divisions of S-400 air defense systems worth $ 2.5 billion. On December 7, the head of Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, said that Turkey had paid for the S-400.
In August this year, Mikheev said that a contract could be signed shortly for the supply of an additional batch of S-400s to Turkey.
Russia and India discussing joint production, also
In 2019, Moscow and New Delhi discused an issue of production of Russia’s S-400 air defense systems components in India, as the CEO of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said then in an interview with business daily RBC.
“Yes, we are discussing the localization with India,” Chemezov said when asked whether the production of S-400 components in India was possible.
S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile system
S-400 Triumf, formerly known as S-300 PMU-3, is an anti-aircraft weapon system developed in the 1990s in Russia by the Almaz Central Design Bureau as a modernization of the S-300 family. It has been in service with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation since 2007, the S-400 uses four missiles to fill its flight: very long-range 40N6 (400 km), long-range 48N6 (250 km), medium-range 9M96E2 (120 km) and short-range 9M96E (40 km). The S-400 was described by The Economist in 2017 as “one of the best air defense systems currently made.”
One system containing up to 8 divisions (divisions) can control up to 72 launchers, with a maximum of 384 missiles (including missiles with a range of less than 250 km (160 miles)). Missiles are launched using a gas system from launch tubes up to 30 meters into the air before the rocket engine ignites, which increases the maximum and reduces the minimum ranges. In April 2015, a successful rocket test bomb was conducted on a target air at a distance of 400 km (250 miles); Tels carrying a long-range 40N6 may only be able to hold two missiles instead of the typical four due to its larger size. Another test recorded a 9M96 missile using an active homing radar, reached an altitude of 56 km. All missiles are equipped with a warhead aimed at the explosion, which increases the likelihood of complete destruction of targets.
In 2016, Russian anti-aircraft missile troops received new guided missiles for the S-300 and S-400 air defense systems. Anti-aircraft missile system designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, it can also be used against ground targets. The S-400 is capable of intercepting cruise missiles in a range of about 40 km due to their low altitude paths.
96L6Y radar and equipment operate separately (100 meters), export version 96L6E2 have the ability to track a maximum of 100 targets. In mountainous areas, the system is resistant to false returns or clutter. Replaces radar for detecting low-level radar targets and conducting a sector radar survey. Omnidirectional for detecting all types of aircraft, including those with low observables (not against ballistic missiles).
It can serve as a command post for the S-300 (SA20 / 20A / 20B) or S-400 divisions. 96L6-1 of the S-400 and S-500. The maximum height for detecting the target is 100 km and from all sides. You can use a special tower 966AA14. Detection ability against cruise missiles and stealth. He serves as a command post for battalions. Phased array radar and multipath.