Rosoboronexport announced today, Sunday, that Russia and Turkey have signed a contract to supply a second batch of “S-400” missile defense system.
“The contract has been signed, and we are currently discussing with our Turkish partners the method of financial payment for the implementation of this contract,” the general manager of “Rosoboronexport”, Alexander Mikheyev, said in a press statement during the “Army-2020” exhibition.
In turn, the Chairman of the Turkish Defense Industries Board, Ismail Demir, confirmed that Moscow and Ankara had reached an agreement in principle regarding the supply of the second group of “S-400”.
This deal aroused discontent in Washington, which demanded that Ankara abandon it and buy the US “Patriot” systems, and threatened to delay or even cancel the sale of the latest “F-35” fighters to Turkey, as well as impose sanctions in accordance with the “CAATSA” law.
Ankara refused to make concessions and continued negotiations with Moscow regarding an additional batch of the S-400 system.