Belarus could become the new customer for Russian S-400 air defense systems with negotiations already underway.
"We are continuing the pre-contract work to re-equip our anti-aircraft missile divisions armed with the S-300 with the new S-400 and Pantsir-S systems,” Chief of the Air Force and Air Defense Command of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Major-General Igor Golub said during a joint exercise involving various service branches and special forces of the Air Force and Air Defense Command on 14 January, BelTA reported.
“Meanwhile, as part of combat work we use onboard defense systems, which help with active jamming, in a test mode for now in order to protect attack aircraft and helicopters against the weapons that may be used against them,” Igor Golub said.
Turkey to discuss procurement of additional S-400 ADS with Russia this month
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday revealed plans to discuss supply of second set of S-400 ADS with Russia at the end of January despite the U.S. slapping sanctions against the country. "We have completed the work on the delivery of the first S-400 regiment, now our dialogue with Russia on the second regiment continues," the Turkish leader told reporters.
On January 11, chief of Turkey’s top defense procurement body known as SSB Ismail Demir said that the S-400 missile systems delivered to Turkey were ready to be commissioned.