Contract for delivery of 2nd S-400 regiment set signed with Turkey
PATRIOT PARK /Moscow Region/, August 18. /TASS-DEFENSE/. A contract has been signed to deliver a second regiment set of the S-400 air defense missile system to Turkey, with the production of some components to be localized there, Head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev told TASS on the sidelines of the Army 2022 international forum.
“A relevant contract has already been signed. Among other things, it will envisage localizing the production of some components of the [S-400 Triumf] system. The S-400 Triumf is a unique system. And I can say with certainty that in the next few years, any country is unlikely to develop a system that could rival the S-400 Triumf missile system in terms of its tactical capabilities,” Shugayev said. According to him, the contract with Turkey is currently being put into practice.
Shugayev said with confidence that in the next few years, any country was unlikely to design a system that could rival the S-400 Triumf missile systems. The contract with Turkey was currently being put into practice, he added.
Turkey became the first NATO country to buy S-400 air defense systems from Moscow in 2017. Ankara’s decision provoked a sharply negative reaction from the United States and the alliance as a whole. The United States hasn’t given up on its efforts to have Turkey get rid of the Russian missile batteries. As Turkey never gave in to this pressure, Washington excluded Ankara from its fifth-generation F-35 fighter jet program.
Russia’s S-400 ‘Triumf’ (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is the latest long-and medium-range surface-to-air missile system. It is designed to destroy strategic and tactical aircraft (including stealth jets) and can hit any other air targets in heavy fire and radio-electronic countermeasures.