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The first stage of deliveries of Russian anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) s-400 to Turkey is completed. This was announced in the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC), reports TASS.
The Department indicated that the rest will be sent to Ankara according to the agreed schedule. Exactly when this will happen and how many stages is not specified.
The Ministry of defense of Turkey before that also announced the end of the first part of the supply. It was noted that the importation of the first batch took 30 flights.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said that s-400 will earn in Turkey by the beginning of 2020. According to him, the Russian system is better than the American Patriot (“Patriot”).
American President Donald trump pointed out that Washington does not sell Ankara fighter-bombers F-35 due to the fact that she refused to purchase s-400. The US and other NATO countries fear that the Russian radar systems will learn to calculate and track these aircraft. The President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan was assured NATO that the Alliance will be stronger.
The agreement for the purchase by Ankara of 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. Delivery systems began in July 2019.
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