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Turkey and Russia Discuss Joint Development of Aviation Systems

Turkey and Russia Discuss Joint Development of Aviation Systems, Turkey and Russia Discuss Joint Development of Aviation Systems
Turkey and Russia Discuss Joint Development of Aviation Systems, Turkey and Russia Discuss Joint Development of Aviation Systems
Russian S-400 air defence mobile missile launching systems drive during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow [Reuters/Grigory Dukor]
Turkey and Russia have been discussing a joint development of aviation and air defence systems, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said 2 June 2020.

“Our experts continue to discuss possible options for cooperation in the joint production of aircraft and air defence equipment. I am sure that the potential of cooperation is not limited to this,” Shugayev told EkoTürk TV channel.

Shugayev also noted that Russia is awaiting Turkey’s final decision on the delivery of the second batch of S-400 missile defence systems.

“The dialogue on the delivery of the second regimental set of S-400 is in a fairly advanced phase, and we are waiting for the final decision of the Turkish side,” he said, noting that there is a strong base for further development and cooperation in the field of military.

The Ankara-Moscow S-400 deal was inked back in April 2017, when the parties signed a $2.5 billion agreement for two S-400 batteries. The S-400 is Russia’s most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile defence system in use since 2007.