Abu Dhabi (UAE). February 21. INTERFAX-Russia and Turkey are discussing various areas of military-technical cooperation, Deputy head of the Russian Federal Customs Service Alexey Frolkin told reporters, answering a question about the progress of negotiations on a new batch of S-400.
"We are in constant contact with our Turkish partners and continue to work out various areas of bilateral military-technical cooperation," Frolkin said.
As reported by Interfax, Turkey bought four S-400 divisions from Russia at a cost of $2.5 billion. On October 23, 2019, Rosoboronexport announced that Russia had fulfilled this contract ahead of schedule by supplying Turkey with all elements of the S-400 systems, including missiles. On December 7, the head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, said that Turkey had paid for the S-400.
In mid-October 2020, Turkey carried out successful test launches of S-400 missiles on its territory.
The head of the Russian Federal Customs Service, Dmitry Shugaev, said in an interview with Interfax in March 2020 that Russia expects to agree on the supply of an additional batch of S-400s to Turkey in the foreseeable future. The contract with Turkey for the S-400 doppelganger is likely to be signed in 2021, Chemezov told Interfax last August.