Spanish army deploys Patriot air defense missile systems in Turkey to help protect Turkish territory

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Spanish army deploys Patriot air defense missile systems in Turkey to help protect Turkish territory.
Ships carrying Patriot air defense missile systems belonging to Spanish army have arrive a port in Turkish Aegean province of Hatay’s Iskenderun district Friday, January 9, RIA Novosti news agency reported with reference to the Anadolu agency.


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Patriot air defense missile system as presently deployed in Turkey​

Spanish Patriots, which will be positioned at Incirlik military base in southern Adana province within NATO task in place of Netherland’s missile batteries that have accomplished 2 years task against threats from Syria.

A total of 150 Spanish soldiers are involved in this NATO operation. Six Patriot missile batteries are now operating under NATO command and control in southern Turkey. The Alliance rapidly deployed these assets in order to augment Turkey's air defence capabilities to defend the population and territory of Turkey.

Since January 2013, NATO’s Patriot deployment has reinforced Turkey’s air defences to help protect Turkey’s territory and citizens against missile attacks from Syria. Germany, the Netherlands and the United States currently provide two Patriot batteries each for the mission, located in Kahramanmaras, Adana and Gaziantep.

Two Dutch batteries are operating in Adana, two German batteries are in Kahramanmaras and two batteries from the United States are located in Gaziantep. Together, these Patriot batteries are actively defending 3.5 million people in Turkey against missile attacks.

This deployment is defensive only and represents a concrete demonstration of Alliance solidarity and resolve.

The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the primary of its kind used by the United States Army and several allied nations. Patriot uses an advanced aerial interceptor missile and high performance radar systems. The Patriot missile has a range of 70 km, and can flight at a maximum speed of Mach 3.

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How genuine this news is? And what happened to the Chinese deal?
 
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I thought Turkey already operates Patriot? That is weird Turkey has no long range defense system. @Cabatli_53
 
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I thought Turkey already operates Patriot? That is weird Turkey has no long range defense system. @Cabatli_53

At present, Turkey doesn't have a long range sAM system in inventory. It is NATO protecting long range air layer of Turkish Republic When a hot incident occured. It was Netherland Patriots which were protecting and It is now being replaced with Spanish one. It is a shame issue for such a big country like Turkey to deliver protection of own skies to foreign missile systems.

There is an ongoing tender process to acquire Long range SAM missiles under the name of T-LORAMIDS and The Chinese bidder with FD-2000 solution under a serious ToT is accepted but NATO objected to acquire a Chinese missile system to be connected into the global network of NATO and Turkish politicians have been backed into corner. At present, The meetings are continuing with Chinese bidder, While new offers are being accepted for European EuroSAM and USA Raytheon to keep the doors opened for all. Most probably, It is one of Aster-30 or PAC-3 system to be choosed instead of Chinese one. Cancelling this tender to commence a domestic long altitude air defence missile project with an institute providing technologic help in needed areas, is also on schedule at present. Turkish Aselsan institute along with Roketsan is making pressure Undersecretariat of Turkish Defence industry to take this mission to develop a long altitude missile system domestically. Aselsan foreseens seven years of development/trail process to make it ready to fire in the hands of Turkish Air Force and SSM is also giving green light to Turkish institutes. We will see...

In parallel to that, Development of Low and Medium Altitude missiles are being continued under the name of Hisar-A and Hisar-O.

Hisar-A



Hisar-O
 
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I hope they receive the required training to be able to use this weapon and, use it wisely and only use it when it is needed not the first solution for problems encountered. So more weapons that can attack will be needed nearby as, this weapon is only good at defending from attacks not fighting back at the enemy. I think more defense would be good for the country and, the cost would have to be looked at and how much spending will be involved in the process.
 
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I hope they receive the required training to be able to use this weapon
- Nah, it's not like that. If Spain sends patriots it means that Spanish soldiers will come and operate the system.

and, use it wisely and only use it when it is needed not the first solution for problems encountered. So more weapons that can attack will be needed nearby as, this weapon is only good at defending from attacks not fighting back at the enemy.
- These Patriots are on the Syrian border. Their main purpose is to engage Syrian Balistic missiles if Assad goes suicidal. Other than that we changed our Rules of Engagement in 2012 when they shoot our jet. Now it is more or less "Shoot on sight".
BBC News - Turkey downs Syria military jet &[HASHTAG]#039[/HASHTAG];in airspace violation&[HASHTAG]#039[/HASHTAG];
Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter| Reuters

We will shoot them again without a second thought if they will trespass our airspace.
 
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