Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 20
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems will be installed in Turkey in December this year, Director General of Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industries Ismail Demir said, Trend reports referring to Turkish media Sept. 20.
He said that the supply of S-400 components will be completed very soon.
He noted that after the installation of all S-400 components, Turkey’s anti-aircraft missile system will be ready for their use in April next year.
On Sept. 12, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the Russian S-400 air defense systems will be used in Turkey in 2020.
Turkey will not transfer the S-400 systems to anyone and will not use them in other countries, Cavusoglu added.
Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar said on July 12 that the first batch of S-400 anti-aircraft missile system components is being sent to Turkey.
NATO previously expressed concern over the reports of the delivery of S-400 missile systems to Turkey.
It was stated earlier that the Turkish Ministry of National Defense will determine the exact location of the Russian S-400 missile systems after acquiring the first S-400 shipment.
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