Moscow and Ankara working on new S-400 deal!

Russia and Turkey working on a new S-400 missile systems deal.

According to Interfax news agency Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems.

Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency confirming the talks.

The statement came after the NATO summit in London. According to Interfax , Alexander Mikheïev, a senior official from the Federal Military-Technical cooperation, said Moscow and Ankara are working on the new agreement.

Such a deal would surely further strain Ankara’s relations with Washington. The US has suspended Turkey from the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jet program, in which it was a producer and buyer, to penalize it for buying S-400 batteries this year.

“We’re gradually working on this question. Most importantly, both sides are intent on continuing cooperation in this sphere,” the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation was quoted as saying.

The head of Russia’s state arms exporter told RIA news agency on Nov. 26 that Moscow and Ankara were actively discussing Ankara taking up an option in its original missile contract for it to receive more S-400 systems.