As reported by TASS, citing a military-diplomatic source, in 2020 Russia and Turkey should sign a contract on the outfitting of the second regiment of the Turkish air defense anti-aircraft missile system s-400.
«Upon completion of the delivery of the first regiment in may-June 2020 side in the same year, plan to sign a new contract for the supply of Turkey’s second set of regimental s-400 in 2021. The item supplied will be similar to the first contract,» he said.
According to the publication, the second contract, unlike the first, will be partially localized, however, in Turkey will produce parts that do not have critical values.
Recall that on the conclusion of the first deal, the Turkish defense Minister Nurettin Canikli announced in November 2017. However, he said that negotiations are under way with the European group EUROSAM. The purpose of these negotiations – getting the technology to start an independent production of SAM.
The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim said that the acquisition of Russian air defense system was a necessary step. «We wanted to purchase a system from US, EU and NATO. But nobody went for our terms, providing access to technology and joint production. I had to go to Russia», — he said.