Russia expects Turkey to request additional S-400 systems
The Turkish government is expected to request additional S-400 missile defence systems in the ‘foreseeable future’, according to the director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS).
Speaking to Russia’s Interfax news agency, Dmitri Shugaev said: ‘The issue of an additional batch of S-400 [systems] for Turkey is on the agenda, it has not gone anywhere. We are agreeing on the composition of the system, delivery time and other conditions… A negotiation process is underway today.’
Russia’s Rosoboronexport completed the previous shipments of S-400 to Turkey in October 2019 and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that it would operational from April 2020.
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