Turkey to Receive First Batch of S-400s Missile System in 2019

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Turkey to Receive First Batch of S-400s Missile System in 2019
Turkey to Receive First Batch of S-400s Missile System in 2019

Turkey will receive the first batch of Russian-built S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in 2019, according to a local broadcaster.

"The first delivery of S-400s will take place in 2019," A Haber TV channel quoted Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli as saying during a meeting of the inter-parliamentary commission for the budget Wednesday.

On September 12, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara had signed an agreement with Moscow on buying the S-400 systems, with an advance payment already made. On November 2, Director General of Russia’s Rostec corporation Sergey Chemezov told TASS that the contract with Turkey on the sales of S-400 systems exceeded $2 bln. Turkish Undersecretary for Defense Industry Ismail Demir said the delivery of S-400s would begin within two years. On November 11, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli officially announced that the issue on purchasing Russia’s S-400 systems had been sorted out.

Russia’s S-400 Triumf is the latest long-range anti-aircraft missile system that went into service in 2007. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and surface targets. The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 kilometers and at an altitude of up to 30 kilometers. Deputy Commander of Russia’s Aerospace Force Viktor Gumenny said last April that Russia’s S-400 air defense systems had begun receiving missiles capable of destroying targets in near space.

Turkey to Receive First Batch of S-400s Missile System in 2019

Turkey will receive the first batch of Russian-built S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in 2019, according to a local broadcaster.

"The first delivery of S-400s will take place in 2019," A Haber TV channel quoted Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli as saying during a meeting of the inter-parliamentary commission for the budget Wednesday.

On September 12, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara had signed an agreement with Moscow on buying the S-400 systems, with an advance payment already made. On November 2, Director General of Russia’s Rostec corporation Sergey Chemezov told TASS that the contract with Turkey on the sales of S-400 systems exceeded $2 bln. Turkish Undersecretary for Defense Industry Ismail Demir said the delivery of S-400s would begin within two years. On November 11, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli officially announced that the issue on purchasing Russia’s S-400 systems had been sorted out.

Russia’s S-400 Triumf is the latest long-range anti-aircraft missile system that went into service in 2007. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and surface targets. The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 kilometers and at an altitude of up to 30 kilometers. Deputy Commander of Russia’s Aerospace Force Viktor Gumenny said last April that Russia’s S-400 air defense systems had begun receiving missiles capable of destroying targets in near space.

 

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