Initial Russian-Turkish agreement to supply 2nd batch of S-400 system

The head of the Turkish Defense Industries Administration, Ismail Demir, said on Monday that Russia and Turkey have agreed in principle to supply the second batch of the S-400 system.


 “We have a basic agreement on the supply of the second batch of the Russian S-400 system, and there are some technical issues regarding transport operations,” Demir said.

“Ankara is also interested in proposals to purchase Patriot and Eurosam air defense systems," he added.

Earlier, the Turkish President’s Press Secretary Ibrahim Qaleen said that supplying Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey will continue despite delays due to the Corona pandemic.

An agreement to supply the S-400 to Turkey was signed in December 2017 in Ankara, under which Turkey receives a loan from Russia to partially finance the purchase of the system.

The deal caused a crisis in the relations between Turkey and the United States, and Washington demanded Turkey to abandon the deal in exchange for buying American Patriot systems, threatening to delay or cancel the sale of the latest F-35 fighter jets to it, yet Ankara refused to make concessions.


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