Turkey to manage control system of S-400 bought from Russia - minister
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The control system of Russian S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems, to be acquired by Turkey from Russia, will be under the control of the Turkish side, said Turkish National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli, according to the ministry’s message.
Canikli noted that the S-400 missile systems can not be integrated into the NATO air defense system, but at the same time, the Russian surface-to-air missile system will not damage the Alliance’s defensive system.
A system of radar target identification will also be integrated into the Russian missile system, said the Turkish minister.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Russia and Turkey are negotiating terms of a loan for the purchase of S-400 Triumph. Reportedly, Turkey will buy several S-400 Triumph systems for $2.5 billion, and has already transferred the first batch of payment.
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