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Three sides with components for Russian anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) s-400 landed on 14 July on the Turkish airbase Myurted. About it reports Twitter of the Ministry of defense of Turkey.
It is noted that arriving aircraft are the fifth, sixth and seventh. About the specific content delivered is not reported.
The delivery of s-400 to Turkey started on Friday, July 12. The US and other NATO countries fear that if Ankara will appear and s-400, and the American fifth generation fighter F-35, the Russian radar systems will learn to calculate and track these aircraft.
The Turkish side explained the Pentagon that the decision to buy Russian air defense system is associated with significant air and missile threats. However, on June 28, the US Senate banned the selling Turkey the F-35, and on July 13 was announced additional sanctions to enter into force at the end of the week.
A contract to supply Ankara with the four battalions of s-400 was achieved in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, half of this amount will cover the Russian loan. Also buyers of the s-400 “Triumph” are China and India.
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