Russia and Turkey have settled nearly all questions related to the delivery of more Russian-made S-400 air defence weapons, a senior defence industry official said Monday.

“We are now discussing an additional delivery. We are in the advanced stage of talks and have settled almost all issues,” Dmitry Shugaev, the director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, told the Rossiya-24 television channel.

Turkey has acquired the weapons despite US and NATO warnings that they are incompatible with the alliance’s defences. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the surface-to-air systems will be put into service next month.

Shugaev also said that Russia planned to complete S-400 shipments to China by the end of this year. He said only one batch was left to be delivered under a 2014 contract, which is reported to cover six regimental sets worth over $3 billion.

 

Source: Sputnik

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2020-03-17 13:20

I’m not a great fan of what Turkey is doing in Syria but as an independent sovereign nation, Turkey, has the right to negotiate and trade with whomsoever it wishes. The Americans didn’t want the Turks to look at the innards of the Patriot missile system like they allowed the Israelis to, but the Russians do with the S-400 for the Turks. What exactly is the problem do the Americans have here???

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2020-03-17 19:09
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Where have you been in the last 20 years??? The case for the Patriot system is totally different from what you say! Actually, Israelis have greatly improved the Patriot system, at the point that the latest upgrade to the Patriot system highly relies on Israeli technology and the new PAAC-4 missile is nothing else than the Rafael’s “Stunner” which is a great improvement over the PAC-3/PAC-3 MSE ranging 20km and 35km while costing $2M and 3M. The Stunner costs $350k, ranges 160km, has dual IR + radar seeker and can re-engage targets if dodged or if it misses. With more… Read more »