S-400 Missile System For China

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  1. Sea Eagle

    Sea Eagle Senior Member Senior Member

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a green light to sell the country's newest S-400 Air Defense missile system to China, which Russian media say will give Beijing an edge in airspace of Taiwan Strait and over islands in East China Sea at the centre of a dispute with Japan.

    Beijing has been interested in acquiring the missile system since 2011. Two years ago, Russia talked with several countries interested in buying the system but was forced to suspend negotiations in order to ensure its supply to Russian military.
    Export of the system may not being until 2016

    Talk of Potential deal with China drew concerns from Russian Security officials who worried that it may not only affect the supply of system to Russian military but also that China could back engineer the technology to produce its own system.
    The system's manufacturer has eased the former concerns by delivering the first batch of this system
    Also an intellectual property rights agreement that China and Russia signed with regards to Arms trade has come into effect

    Though the number of systems China wishes to acquire is unclear, some sources say China wants enough systems to equip two to four battalions
     
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  3. JBH22

    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Potent system, would be happy if this is in our air defence.:thumb:
     
  4. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Doest suit us that is why PAD/PAV and AAD.
     
  5. asianobserve

    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    What happened to the Indo-Russia time tested "friendship?"
     
  6. Sea Eagle

    Sea Eagle Senior Member Senior Member

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    Natural Gas, Oil, Money (especially when majority of your economy depends upon it) >>>>> Good old friends that are now shifting towards your greatest enemy....
     
  7. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Indo Russian relations have been transactional. Its not like what it was during soviet days and even then it was not out of love but pure Cold War logic for Soviets.

    Russia has sold many systems in the past to China including flankers
     
  8. Dark Sorrow

    Dark Sorrow Respected Member Senior Member

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    It is some fanboy's wet dream.
     
  9. Sea Eagle

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    Can they intercept aircrafts :confused:
     
  10. asianobserve

    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    (irrelevant)
     
  11. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    The same way the US is selling to both Pakistan and India. Name of the game is business + equilibrium
     

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