S-400 “Triumph”Photo: Alex Maligawa / RIA Novosti
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced plans for joint production of anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) s-500. He said this live on NTV.
According to him, after the procurement of systems s-400 Moscow “referring to the C-500, including their co-production”. He stressed that the deal on the s-400 is completed. Their delivery under the contract will begin in July 2019 or at an earlier time. Erdogan said that Russia has offered Turkey a “very favorable terms”.
In April, the U.S. gave Turkey an ultimatum: if Ankara will not refuse from purchasing Russian air defense system, Washington will not give her the fifth generation fighter F-35. In the United States and other NATO countries fear that if Ankara armed with will and With-400, and F-35, the Russian radar systems will learn to calculate and track the American fighters.
A contract to supply Ankara with the four battalions of s-400 was achieved in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, but half of this amount will cover the Russian loan.
In January 2019, it was reported that “Almaz-Antey” completes the development of advanced air defense system s-500 “Prometheus”. The complex is a development of the radar 96Л6Е used in s-300 and s-400. The Russian military is expected to receive s-500 by 2020.
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