Turkey has taken delivery of the first components of an S-400 ground-based air defense system from Russia in a move that risks seriously impacting its relationship with the U.S. and NATO allies. Russian Air Force transport aircraft airlifted parts of the first battery into Akinci Air Base near Ankara early July 12. Although no pictures have been published of the equipment’s arrival, Turkey’s national armaments agency, SSB, confirmed that “the first stage” of delivery ...


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