Second phase of S-400 battery delivery to Turkey completed, Turkish MoD announces

15 September 2019
450 Views

Russia has completed the second stage of delivery of S-400 air defence missile system components to Turkey, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Sunday, as Sputnik news site reported.

“The deliveries of elements of the second battery of the S-400 air defence missile systems to the Murted airbase, which began on August 27, has completed today,” the statement said.

According to the ministry, personnel training and the instalment of the systems is currently in progress. The systems are expected to become operational by April 2020, the statement adds.

Russia completed the first shipment of its S-400 air defence systems to Turkey in summer amid US pressure on Ankara to drop the agreement with Moscow. The US offered Ankara Patriot missiles – a system they initially refused to sell to Turkey – as an alternative to the S-400. However, Turkey declined the offer and opted for the S-400s over the Patriots due to the better deal terms offered by Russia.

The first stage of the supply of S-400 parts to Turkey was completed at the end of July. The deliveries took a total of 30 special flights.

Source: sputniknews.com

You may be interested

EU teleconference Summit: Concerns over Covid-19 mutations and delay in vaccines
GREECE
shares7 views
GREECE
shares7 views

EU teleconference Summit: Concerns over Covid-19 mutations and delay in vaccines

makis - Jan 22, 2021

PM Mitsotakis’ proposal for a European vaccination certificate, which would facilitate travel without the need for a coronavirus test for…

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for Brits
GREECE
shares29 views
GREECE
shares29 views

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for Brits

Panos - Jan 21, 2021

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for this year’s tourist season for the Brits, according to online searches made in…

Fastest Brand Growth in 2020 (infographic)
WORLD
shares27 views
WORLD
shares27 views

Fastest Brand Growth in 2020 (infographic)

Panos - Jan 21, 2021

2020 has been a pivotal year for various brands in the U.S. A new report of the fastest-growing brands shows…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.