Turkish Servicemen Will Start Training In Russia to Operate S-400 Missile Defence System

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Around 100 Turkish servicemen will start training at a military center in Russia to operate S-400 missile defense systems at the end of May, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS.

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“At the end of May, around 100 Turkish servicemen will start training at a Russian military center to operate S-400 missile defense systems, a regiment of which will be delivered to Turkey in 2019 in accordance with the contract,” a military diplomatic source told TASS and adding that “training will last for around five months.”

Russia’s military equipment exporter Rosoboronexport did not provide any comments on the matter.

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The source noted that Turkish servicemen will train to operate S-400 missile together with the second group of Chinese servicemen, who started their training in the same military center in mid-March. “Simultaneous training of anti-aircraft gunners from China and Turkey will represent an unprecedented case in the history of former USSR and modern Russia,” he added.

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It was officially confirmed in 2017 that Russia and Turkey signed a contract on delivery of S-400 missile defense systems to Ankara.

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Source: TASS