Some components of the S-400 air defense system may be produced in Turkey under an agreement between Moscow and Ankara, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Thursday, when asked if President Vladimir Putin’s remark about the possibility Russia and Turkey might cooperate in developing military technologies implied joint production of S-400 systems.
“Comprehensive production of all S-400 components is not on the agenda and it is ruled out. It’s a cutting-edge weapon system. Joint production of some individual parts is possible, though,” he said, adding that it might be arranged in Turkish territory.
After talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on April 8 Putin mentioned some promising prospects for military-technical cooperation, such as the export of military products to Turkey. Also, he speculated that Russia and Turkey “might well conduct joint research into and production of high-tech military technologies.”.