ANKARA, (BM) – Preparations continue to dispatch Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system to Turkey and an operation to load them onto a transport plane is underway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS.
“The preparations for the dispatch of S-400 system continue. The loading is underway. There are agreed dates for S-400 deliveries,” the Turkish president said.
According to Erdogan, “the National Defense Ministry is currently planning and selecting a site for the deployment of S-400.” The Turkish leader said he was sure that the Russian-made S-400 missile system would have a positive effect on the security of both Turkey and the entire region.
The Turkish TV Channel Haberturk reported on Friday, citing sources, that the shipment of the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft missile system to Turkey could begin on July 7. According to the TV channel’s data, the first S-400 system was due to be loaded onto a transport plane to be delivered next week.
Haberturk also reported that nine Russian technical specialists would arrive in Turkey before Monday to help deploy S-400 missile system. During the first stage, one S-400 set will be delivered to Ankara, the TV channel reported.
Head of Turkey’s Defense Industries Directorate Ismail Demir stated on Thursday that the S-400 deliveries might begin next week. The Russian side did not name the exact date for the commencement of the deliveries.
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