Turkey Completes Deal to Buy Antimissile System From Russia

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Chemezov told Kommersant that Turkey was the first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member state to acquire the advanced S-400 missile system.

"The agreement has a provision on subsequent technological cooperation".

Moreover, Turkey seeks to build its own missile defense systems as the deal also involves the transfer of technology and know-how.

Russia will sell Turkey four batteries of S-400 surface-to-air missiles for $2.5 billion under a deal that is nearly complete, Sergei Chemezov, head of Russian state conglomerate Rostec, told the Kommersant daily on Wednesday.

Turkey plans to finance part of the purchase through a Russian loan. Notably, the loan will be in rubles.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in September that Turkey had signed a deal to buy Russia's most advanced air defense system, drawing concerns from some of Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

A state-run agency, the Turkish Defense Industries Undersecretariat, said in a statement on Friday that Turkey would buy at least one S-400 surface-to-air missile battery with the option of purchasing a second.

The deal, reportedly worth some $US2.5 billion ($A3.5 billion), comes amid Turkey's strengthening ties with Russian Federation and deteriorating relations with the United States and its other western countries.

The deal has caused concern in the West because Turkey is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation but the Russian missile system can not be integrated into NATO's military architecture. It is created to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and surface targets.

The system can track and engage up to 300 targets at a time and has an altitude ceiling of 27 kilometres.