Turkey announced transfer of S-400’s technology with Russia
The contract for its supply has been signed, the negotiations concern not the purchase, but the joint production and transfer of technologies
The contract for the supply of the second S-400 division to Ankara will be signed until April 2020. This document will also provide for the transfer of technology, the Turkish Defense Industry said.
“The agreement with Russia on the acquisition of S-400 includes two divisions. The first of them has already been delivered. Now training is in progress, and in April next year, the systems will be fully installed. For this division, the agreement does not envisage joint production and transfer of technologies, the complexes came to Turkey completely manufactured in Russia,” a source in the Turkish defense industry said.
He [the source] specified that negotiations are underway regarding joint production, which concern the second division of the S-400. “The contract for its supply has been signed, the negotiations concern not the purchase, but the joint production and transfer of technologies. Negotiations have been going on for a long time, while there is no question that the both sides will be able to agree,” the source also said.
At the same time, the source noted that there is no exact date for signing the agreement, but “this should happen before April of next year.”
Earlier on Friday, the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate, Ismail Demir, said that the new agreement with Russia is about the joint production of elements for anti-aircraft missile systems.