August 21, 2018 / 11:00 AM / a month ago

Russia to start delivering S-400 defence system to Turkey in 2019 - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will begin delivering its advanced S-400 missile defence system to Turkey in 2019, the Interfax news agency cited Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport as saying on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Russian servicemen drive S-400 missile air defence systems during the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

The United States has expressed concern that NATO member Turkey’s planned deployment of the Russian-made S-400 could risk the security of several U.S.-made weapons used by Turkey, including the F-35 jet.

Rosoboronexport also said it would switch to using local currencies in deals with foreign trade partners, instead of using the dollar, the RIA news agency reported.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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