atynews.com – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will participate in producing the next-generation S 500 air missile system from Russia.
Quoted from Rt.com, Monday (18/06/2018), Erdogan said Turkey will participate in producing the missiles in the second and third stage later.
He also said it had proposed to Russia to produce S 500 together.
“Russia gave us a loan for the S-400 system with very reasonable terms. We will conduct joint production during the second and third stages (from contract implementation). I also propose that Russia produce S 500 missiles together, “Erdogan said.
Erdogan’s statement is not denied or even in it by the Turkish side. A number of safety assesses, The possibility of this joint production could happen.
It is not yet clear when the production might actually start, even in Russia. Putin revealed that this ambitious system would be able to strike targets at “very high altitudes, including low orbits,” and the reported date of completion is 2019-2020.
Turkey has experienced tremendous pressure from the United States, which initially expressed “concern” over the lack of “interoperability” of the S-400 with the NATO standard system, but was subsequently forced to pose a threat.