Russia, Turkey to Sign New Deal on S-400 Missile System

Russia and Turkey are ready to sign a new contract to supply Ankara with additional S-400 air defense units.

A new deal with Turkey for the advanced medium-to-long-range air defense missile system is set to be signed soon, Alexander Mikheyev, CEO of arms exporter Rosoboronexport, said on Monday, as cited by the Russian media.

Mikheyev confirmed at the Army-2021 international military-technical forum that “the consultations continue and are at the final stage. We will start formalizing a contract with our partners soon.”

He also hailed as a success the International Defense Industry Fair held in Turkey in August 2021. “The exhibition was a success and our delegation brought back a fairly good program of requests.”

In 2017, Moscow and Ankara signed an agreement to deliver S-400 to Turkey, making it the first NATO member to purchase Russia’s air defense missile system.

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