Turkey says purchase of S-400 from Russia ‘completed’
It can track and engage up to 300 targets at a time and has an altitude ceiling of 27 kilometers.
“In addition to the S-400, Turkey also made preliminary agreements with the Eurosam countries to develop, produce and use the air defense system in order to improve its long-term domestic national capacity,” Canikli told reporters in the Black Sea province of Giresun.
“We especially aim to have our own technology,” the minister added.
Under the pact, Turkey’s defense industry and the Franco-Italian consortium will work together to determine needs and priorities for the potential joint production of a SAMP-T anti-ballistic missile system.
Along with Canikli, French Defense Minister Florence Parly and Italian Defense Minister Robert Pinotti attended the signing ceremony.