Turkey will pay Russia $2.5 billion for four S-400 systems

Russia will sell Turkey four anti-aircraft S-400 defense systems for $2.5 billion, as announced by Sergey Chemezov, the General Director of the state corporation Rostec, in an interview with Kommersant.

"This is the first country in NATO to acquire our newest air defense system S-400," Chemezov said.

He also said that Turkey will pay 45% of the total amount of the contract as an advance, while 55% will be with Russian credit funds.

"We plan to begin the first deliveries in March 2020. The Russian and Turkish ministries have already completed the negotiation; all that remains is approval of the final documents," he added.

On September 12, the Turkish president said that Ankara had signed an agreement with Moscow for the acquisition of S-400 systems, and had already made a deposit.

NATO warned Turkey regarding the purchase of the Russian S-400 systems, noting that Turkey, which is a member of the Alliance, should be ready for "consequences".

The S-400 Triumph is a long-range anti-aircraft missile system adopted for service in 2007. It is intended for the destruction of aviation, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium range, and can be used against ground targets.

  S-400 missile systems, Russia, Turkey

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