The eighth plane carrying components of Russian S-400 air defence systems arrived in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Monday.
“The delivery of S-400 parts to Turkey continues. In connection with this, the eighth aircraft landed at the Murted Airbase in the province of Ankara,” Turkey’s ministry of defense said in a communique.
Deliveries of the Russian systems to Turkey began on 12 July, when three cargo planes delivered several tractors and a loading vehicle from the S-400 complex to Murted Airbase.
The deliveries are expected to be completed by April, 2020.
Russia and Turkey penned a $2.5 billion agreement on the sale of four battalion sets of S-400s to Turkey in late 2017.
Turkey has received the first batch of Russian S-400 air defense system components on Friday, the Turkish ministry of defense has announced. “Turkey received the first batch of S-400 air defence systems components
Turkey may be considering placing the S-400 air defence systems in Qatar or Azerbaijan as a way out of its impasse with Washington. “The authorities are still examining options about where the S-400s will be placed, with discussions previously held about deploying them in Qatar or Azerbaijan to avoid exacerbating Turkish-US tensions over the purchase,” spokesman for the Turkish president was quoted as saying by
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Russia has completed training the Chinese military personnel on the use of S-400 air defense systems and has planned to deliver second batch of the systems to Turkey in 2020. Moscow began shipping the S-400s to China, contract for which was signed in 2014, earlier this month
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