Ankara continues talks for 2nd S-400 fleet, demands tech transfer, joint production

December 11, 2019

Daily Sabah:

Relevant Turkish authorities continue talks with Russian counterparts for the second surface-to-air missile (SAM) S-400 fleet, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar confirmed Wednesday, emphasizing that Turkey has certain criteria regarding the technology share.

“We have certain criteria for the purchase of the second fleet, including technology transfer, joint production and export, technology development and modernization,” Akar said in a statement to Anadolu Agency (AA), drawing attention to the ongoing air defense projects Hisar and Siper. “Both projects developed by domestic capabilities will be delivered to the Turkish army in the upcoming period,” Akar said. “We are maintaining efforts to fortify air defense capacity through S-400 negotiations and by means of developing domestic production.”

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