We are more than happy with the S-300 / Tor-M1 even though they are not compatible with the rest of our defence network and we had to work alot to integrate them.
On the other hand there is no reason to get through the same trouble. The Patriot system (now) is more then capable to provide long range defence.
Turkey is keeping the Russian and the Chinese options because the Turkish authorities are going use them as a tool to reduce the sale price of the other missile systems.
The Russian and the chinese systems are harder to integrate with the NATO radar; it can possibly also create a flaw in the system and can lead to a leak in vital information to the enemy.
While S400 is around patriot will be the second best so my vote goes to S400... unless her integration to curretn systems doesn't blow up.
Propellant solid propellant rocket motor
range 400 kilometres (250 mi)
Flight ceiling 185 km
Boost time cold launch ejection system
Speed Mach 12.0
system inertial guidance with radio command corrections
system gas dynamic flight control system
S-400 (SAM) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My vote goes for S-400, longest operational range. But because Russia is not Turkey's biggest ally, in the political scene it might not be the most appropriate decision.
HQ-9 got 200 km range (half of S-400). But still better than patriot. So if we calculate both economy, specs and politics then I guess buying HQ-9's would be best for Turkey.
Is the PAC 3 in offer or the PAC 3 MSE? This is important as this upgrade will increase it's capabilites by 50%!
H-16/9 in a Type 052D distroyer is what the Chinese navy has as an alternative to Aegis.
All missle defance systems lie.. They cant hunt if enemy missle faster than anti missle, if enemy have smart missles.. for example; no defance systems cant hunt Russian missles.. Missles Defance systems helpfulll for its producer...Why ? if Turkey buy Patriot, other countries ( firstly Usa) ll know how many Turkey bought..exp: Turkey bought 10 batteries thats mean we can hut 500 missle..if enemies lunch 1000 missle - with fake in same moment ? bye bye ?
Last edited by Odabasi; 08-27-2012 at 11:52 PM.
No system cant hunt it..
we need our own , work on our own.
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