Baku, August 28, AZERTAC
Turkey has received the second batch of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, according to Turkeys’ National Defense Ministryç Anadolu Agency reported.
"The second batch of equipment of S-400 missile defense system has arrived at Murted Air Base near Ankara," the ministry said on Twitter.
“The delivery process will continue around one month,” the ministry said.
Ankara received its first supply of S-400 missiles in July. The delivery of the first battery was completed on July 25.
Sensing that its protracted efforts to purchase an air defense missile system from the ally U.S. was not heading towards success, Turkey in April 2017, signed a contract with Russia to acquire the S-400 anti-missile shield.
Opposing deployment of the Russian system, U.S. officials argued that would be incompatible with the NATO systems and expose its fifth generation, the state-of-art, F-35 jet, to possible Russian subterfuge.
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