Turkey to receive second batch of missile systems

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Turkey’s Defence Minister, Hulusi Akaa said the country will receive the second batch of the Russian S-400 missile system on Tuesday, Ankara received its first supply of S-400 missiles in July, despite warning by the United States about possible sanctions.

Acquisition of the highly advanced air defence system has led to a standoff between the Turkey and its NATO allies, especially the US.

Deliveries of the system are set to continue until April 2020

The modular S-400 is seen as one of the most advanced missile systems in the world, capable of tracking several targets simultaneously and ready to be fired within minutes.

 

Zainab Sa’id