Missile defense

Russian S-400 hardware deployment continues: Defense Ministry

Delivery of S-400 missile systems is continuing, Turkish National Defense Ministry said on July 13.
"Delivery of S-400 Long Range Air and Missile Defense Systems resumed today. The fourth Russian plane carrying S-400 parts landed at Mürted Airport outside Ankara," the ministry said on Twitter.

Relations Between the United States and Iran are Central Subject During NATO Summit in Brussels

In Brussels today, the meeting of NATO defense ministers continues. The main topic today will be the relationship between the United States and Iran. For the first time at a meeting of the Alliance is also involved the new US Defense Minister Mark Esper.

Esper: Turkey faces sanctions if it buys Russian system

Acting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making it clear to Turkey that it will face economic sanctions if it goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian missile defense system.

Esper met with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Wednesday during a NATO meeting. Officials say there was no progress in the stand-off between the two allies.