Turkish leader is already dreaming about the C-500

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Turkey has taken another step towards the purchase in the future of the newest anti-aircraft missile systems S-500 "Prometheus", which only in 2020 will begin to enter into service with the Russian army.

Upon completion of the generally successful election campaign for the ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) (local elections on March 31), the leader of the JDP, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reiterated his desire to be heard by EADaily sources in Ankara deliveries of the S-400 air defense missile system to sign a new large arms contract with Moscow.

Now for the C-500.

Last year, and even earlier, namely after the failed military coup in Turkey in July 2016, the republic’s permanent leader repeatedly pointed out the ambitions of one of the most powerful NATO armies to put on combat duty both C-400 and C-500. Moreover, these ambitions extend not only to the acquisition of defense systems, but also their joint production, which, given the same status of Turkey as part of NATO, the Russian side so far delicately refuses.

It is expected that certain questions regarding the types of the Turkish leader at the C-500 may be clarified on the basis of his regular visit to Moscow and negotiations with Vladimir Putin. On April 8, a meeting of the highest level bilateral cooperation council will be held in the Russian capital.


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