MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and India have signed a contract on the delivery of S-400 missile systems to New Delhi worth over $5 billion.
A statement accompanying the video said the surface-to-air missile launchers are being delivered to Turkey “in accordance with the terms of the contract concluded with the Turkish side and within the terms agreed by the parties”.
The first stage of the supply of S-400 parts to Turkey was completed at the end of July. The deliveries took a total of 30 special flights.
Washington kicked Turkey out of Lockheed’s F-35 programme this past summer, after Ankara began accepting delivery of its Russian-made S-400 air defence systems, which the Pentagon claimed might compromise the F-35’s security.
Earlier, the Bosphorus Observer, which tracks ships passing through the strait between Europe and Asia, reported that the US naval ship USNS Yuma had entered the Black Sea.
The vessel, made of carbon fibre, is intended to protect trade routes in the Persian Gulf and can be delivered via helicopter or a standard military submarine.
February’s suicide bombing attack on Indian security forces in the disputed Kashmir region and the skirmishes and escalations between India and Pakistan which followed bought the two Asian nuclear powers to the brink of war.
Capable of detecting, tracking and destroying all manner of manned aircraft, drones, cruise and ballistic missiles, the S-400 is currently the most advanced mobile air defence system in Russia’s arsenal.
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The US Navy was forced to deploy the USS Harry S. Truman’s surface escorts without the aircraft carrier on Thursday, as the vessel continues to undergo necessary repairs brought on following an electrical malfunction late last month.
Adm. Luechai Ruddit, the commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy, signed an agreement in Beijing Monday to buy a Type 071E landing platform dock warship from China, according to multiple reports.
Earlier this week, the US and a number of other American allies invoked a 1947 defence agreement, defining an ongoing large-scale Venezuelan military exercise near the Colombian border as a “bellicose” move. Both Venezuela and Colombia have accused each other of attempting to spark a military conflict.
Relations between the two superpowers have been strained over several issues, including an ongoing trade row, US sanctions against the Chinese military and Washington’s ties with Taiwan. A recent transit by a US Navy ship has again angered Beijing, after the nation claimed the Parcel islands, an archipelago long assumed to be owned by Vietnam.
One of the most secretive and expensive planes ever built - the B-2 Stealth Bomber- was pictured on Wednesday at the Royal Air Force Fairford base in Gloucestershire, the United Kingdom.
The US State Department on Thursday revealed that it had cleared the way for Morocco to purchase nearly $1 billion worth of American munitions, including thousands of anti-tank guided missiles and bombs used by F-16 Fighting Falcons.
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The first VR system that could be used to train soldiers in augmented virtual reality is expected to arrive on the US Army’s shelves by 2021, but no specifics have been given regarding the systems for pilots and armoured vehicle crews.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's home-grown naval modified light combat aircraft (LCA-Navy),once considered as a dead project after the Indian Navy rejected it in 2016, successfully cleared the critical hurdle of an arrested landing test at a shore-based facility, INS Hansa, in Goa, inching closer to the goal of operating from an aircraft carrier.
Washington accused the former intelligence staffer of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and stealing government property, which is carries a jail sentence of at least 30 years combined.
The US Department of Defense recently gave the go-ahead for up to 5,500 service members to continue their deployment at the US-Mexico border for fiscal year 2020, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.