Mon, 21 Oct 2019

MOSCOW -- Turkey has announced that it has accepted delivery of all the components of the second battery of the advanced S-400 air-defense system that Ankara has purchased from Moscow.

Turkey's Defense Ministry posted photographs of the delivery on Twitter on September 15.

Turkey has purchased four S-400 batteries from Russia over the objections of the United States. After Turkey took delivery of the first S-400 unit in July, Washington struck the country from the program of the advanced F-35 fighter jet.

Washington argues that the S-400 could undermine the F-35 and is incompatible with NATO systems.

Russia expects to complete delivery of the S-400s to Turkey by April 2020.

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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