Turkey Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    according to Sputnik Jul 25, 2017
     
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    S400 has been signed off

    NATO said there will be consequences he didn't mean just limited to air defence integration

    The Turks must have been impressed with S400 after Russian jet downing because S400 must have had them spoked

    Either way S400 is a formidable system

    After Syria deployment everyone is sitting up and taking note
     
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    cross-posting from
    UK Military News, Reports, Data, etc. 4 minutes ago



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    Turkey: HMS Ocean:Written question - 111467 http://www.parliament.uk/business/p...ts/written-question/Commons/2017-11-06/111467

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    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received from the Government of Turkey about that country's willingness to buy HMS Ocean if it is not sold to Brazil.

    [answer:]
    The Ministry of Defence has received an expression of interest from the Government of Turkey about the potential sale of HMS OCEAN.
     
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    related to the post right above is Turkey emerges as potential buyer of UK helicopter carrier HMS Ocean https://navaltoday.com/2017/11/15/t...ial-buyer-of-uk-helicopter-carrier-hms-ocean/
     
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    It is easier to understand the Turkish move as a tactic of deal.

    The objective of Turkey is independently possess SAM tech in the long term while have a competent SAM right now fully controlled by Turkey.

    Eurosam is not going to transfer tech to Turkey if there is no pressure. Without the competition from Russia, there won't be this HoA agreement, and the Eurosam deal (pure selling if it is exclusive supplier) will be more expensive than S-400. Since Russia refuses co-production of S-400, Turkey must keep the line with Eurosam no matter what, for the objective.

    P.S. HoA is not binding, there may not be a deal in the end, Turkey must hedge with S-400. One may ask why Turkey does not stick to Eurosam. If Turkey do so, it essentially will have her hands being tied (controlled) by Europe, but Erdogan want to be independent player in ME, for that he must have a working competent SAM over Turkey. The price for that independence is the extra cost in purchasing two systems.

    It may look strange, but it is very logical given Turkey's situation and objective.
     
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    now US official: If Turkey buys Russian systems, they can’t plug into NATO tech https://www.defensenews.com/digital...ussian-systems-they-cant-plug-into-nato-tech/
     
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    TURKEY REPORTEDLY INTERESTED IN HELICOPTER CARRIER HMS OCEAN

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    Naval Today reports that the Turkish government is interested in buying the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, which is due for decommissioning from the Royal Navy.

    As a landing helicopter dock (LHD), the HMS Ocean can carry up to 40 vehicles and 830 troops. In terms of helicopters, it can support up to 18 aircraft, from heavyweight platforms such as the Chinook and Merlin to lightweight anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters such as the AW159.

    Commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1995, the HMS Ocean was slotted for retirement by the U.K. without a direct replacement. Having reportedly drawn interest from Brazil and Turkey, the HMS Ocean is being offered for a relatively low upfront price of £80 million.

    Turkey is also in the process of constructing its own LHD – to be christened TCG Anadolu – with support from the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia. The TCG Anadolu had its steel-cutting ceremony occurred in May 2016, with delivery due to the Turkish Navy for 2021.

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    If acquired, the HMS Ocean could both inject expeditionary capabilities to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) as well as provide a training platform for the forthcoming TCG Anadolu. The TSK could look to deploy its T129 ATAK attack helicopter, CH-47F heavy-lift helicopter, S-70 Seahawk naval helicopters, various light armoured vehicles and amphibious infantry fighting vehicles onboard the HMS Ocean.

    Although Turkey’s immediate geo-strategic environment – i.e. the Mediterranean Sea – necessitates amphibious assets, Ankara has broadened its security engagements to include the Middle East and Africa.

    For example, Turkey has established a military base in Mogadishu, Somalia to train the local forces of that country. With the HMS Ocean, Turkey could remotely deploy aviation assets to those bases without having to build extensive infrastructure on-land and/or deploy integrated infantry, armour and aviation forces. Overall, LHDs would be a valuable means to connect and support overseas bases.

    http://quwa.org/2017/11/16/turkey-reportedly-interested-helicopter-carrier-hms-ocean/
     
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    Just like they say how the HQ-9 systems was not compatible to NATO equipment.
     
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    Ambassador to NATO unsure if US will impose sanctions on Turkey for S-400 buy https://www.defensenews.com/global/...ill-impose-sanctions-on-turkey-for-s-400-buy/
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