The first stage of Turkey’s supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems will end this week, Dmitry Shugayev, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia, told reporters on Tuesday.
“This week we are completing the first stage of deliveries,” Shugayev noted, stressing that “those who want to buy the S-400 did not decrease” after the US’s statements about excluding Turkey from the F-35 production program.
In September 2017, the Russian Federation announced a contract for the supply of C-400 concluded with Turkey, its value is $ 2.5 billion. Ankara will receive a regimental kit (two divisions). The contract implies a partial transfer of production technologies to the Turkish side. The first deliveries began on July 12th.
Turkey and NATO are actively opposing the acquisition of S-400 by Turkey. On July 17, the White House spokesman said in a written statement that Turkey’s decision to acquire the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems made it impossible for her to continue to participate in the creation of the fifth-generation F-35 American fighter-bombers.