Russia is planning to deliver a second batch of S-400 air defence system to Turkey under which some components of the high tech system is planned to be manufactured by Turkish firms by way of a technology transfer clause.
"After the delivery of the first batch concludes in May or June 2020, the parties plan to sign a new contract on the delivery of the second batch of the S-400 systems in 2021. The list of supplies will be similar to the one included in the first contract," a military diplomatic source told TASS on Wednesday.
According to the source, the new document is planned to stipulate local manufacturing as Turkish companies will produce certain components of the S-400 systems, "which are not of crucial importance".
Last year in September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Ankara had signed a contract with Moscow on purchasing the S-400 complexes and made an advance payment. Head of Russia’s Rostec State Corporation Sergei Chemezov said that the delivery would begin in March 2020.
The S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is the most advanced long-range antiaircraft missile system that went into service in 2007. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range ones, and can also be used against ground objectives. The S-400 complex can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km.
Qatar is finalising a deal to buy Russian S-400 air defence systems, the isolated Gulf states ambassador to Moscow said on Thursday. “Negotiations in this direction are in an advanced stage,” Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah told Russias TASS state news agency
Turkey and Russia have signed a loan agreement for the purchase of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft weapon systems, TASS reports, citing Haberturk TV channel announcement on Friday. According to Kommersant daily report on December 27, Turkey will pay 45 percent of the cost up front, with Russia providing loans to cover the remaining 55 percent of the deal worth US$2
Russia has completed negotiations with Turkey for the sale of an S-400 air defense missile system, and has agreed to grant loan for the purchase. "All the issues have been resolved and I discussed this theme while literally entering this hall
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
Transfer of technology and local production may have been included in Turkeys S-400 air defence system purchase agreement with Russia, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar hinted today. "We are not a country that only buys now, we are a state that creates knowledge and has production opportunities
A senior State Department official has warned that Turkeys purchase of Russian S-400 missiles could reflect negatively on several U.S
Russia will accelerate the delivery of S-400 missile defense systems to early 2020 upon a request from Ankara. "Turkey expressed a wish to accelerate its implementation and we managed to find the most appropriate solution as we agreed to accelerate the contracts implementation
NATO has received no request from Turkey to integrate its Russian origin S-400 missile defence system with the Pan-Atlantic defence bloc, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “I am aware that Turkey has made an agreement or they have announced their intention to buy S-400 Russian air defense system
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