Hulusi Akar reveals when second delivery of S-400s to be completed

 Hulusi Akar reveals when second delivery of S-400s to be completed

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that the delivery of parts for Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems is proceeding on schedule. 

"As you know, we received the first division — there are two batteries in it. We received the first one and we are deploying it now. The delivery of the second battery has begun recently. We are meeting the timeline," the minister said on the NTV channel during a live broadcast, adding that he shipment of the system’s second battery will be wrapped up in mid-September.

"There are no problems with the deliveries," TASS cited Akar as saying. 

The shipment of the system’s second battery will be wrapped up in mid-September.

On August 27, deliveries of the second S-400 battery to Turkey got underway. Military airplanes regularly ship elements for the system to the Murted airbase near Ankara.

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