Russia’s presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin said Turkey is requesting early delivery of its S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, confirming an advanced payment from Ankara.
"Yes, we have received it (advanced payment). We cannot name the dates of supply yet. They want earlier [than 2019], but the issue is still being discussed," Kozhin was quoted as saying by Sputnik Friday.
The S-400 system has a range of 400km (248 miles) and can shoot down up to 80 targets simultaneously, aiming two missiles at each one.
Last week, Ankara reportedly made the first payment on the delivery of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles to Turkey. The deal is thought to be worth $2.5bn (£1.9bn).
Turkey has the second-largest army in Nato. The alliance reacted sceptically to the decision, saying the system was not compatible with its equipment.The US has also warned Turkey that its recent purchase of antiaircraft missile systems from Russia may have violated a U.S. law that requires automatic sanctions to be imposed against Ankara. However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed Western concerns about the $2.5 billion deal, saying NATO only has itself to blame because it has been slow to provide his country with weapons systems.
Turkey will reportedly receive the first delivery of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems in minimum two years of time, Ankaras Defense Industries Undersecretary said Monday. Undersecretary for Defense Industries İsmail Demir was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency during a launch meeting of the Unmanned and Autonomous Land Vehicles Design Contest in Ankara: “We do not want to give a full timetable as we have made certain negotiations to pull the calendar forward, but we can say the delivery will start in a minimum of two years”
Russias air defense unit Central Military District will begin operating S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems in November this year. "In November this year, S-400 air defense missile systems will be supplied to another air defense military unit of the Central Military District stationed in the Volga region
Turkey has a signed a $2.5 billion deal with Russia to buy S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems
Turkey tested two indigenous air-to-air missiles in the Black Sea province of Sinop last weekend, the Anadolou news agency reported. The short- and medium-range Gokdogan and the long-range Bozgodan were fired at their targets in the Black Sea
Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK) is working on a detailed study for the construction permit for Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP). The NPP is to be constructed by Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom within the next six months, Anadolu Agency reported Wednesday
Russia has agreed to share technology of its S-400 missile air defence system with Turkey regarding which it has entered into a contract to sell several batteries for an estimated US$2.5 billion
Russia has turned down Turkeys request to have an access to the internal systems of the S-400 Triumph air-defense system, a Russian news agency reported. According to Gazeta
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