Russia-Turkey Commission to Discuss S-400 Air Defense Systems Deliveries Soon


 A woman walks near Russia's air defence system S-400 Triumf launch vehicles at the military exhibition

   The Russian-Turkish intergovernmental commission will soon broach the issue of delivering S-400 Triumf air-defense systems to Ankara.

   LISBON. The issue of the S-400 Triumf air-defense systems’ deliveries to Turkey will be discussed at a meeting of the Russian-Turkish intergovernmental commission to be held in the near future in Russia, Alexander Fomin, the director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), said.  

   “In the near future, a meeting of the intergovernmental commission will be held in Russia,” Fomin told reporters. Answering a follow-up question, he confirmed that the issue of the S-400 systems’ deliveries could be discussed at the meeting.

   The S-400 is Russia’s next-generation air defense system, carrying three different types of missiles capable of destroying aerial targets at a short-to-extremely-long range. The weapon is capable of tracking and destroying all existing aerial targets, including ballistics and cruise missiles.

   Turkey canceled last November its $4-billion tender for the procurement of components for a domestic missile defense system announced in 2009.


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