The FSMTC Said That Turkey Is Unable To Resell The S-400 To Third Countries Without The Permission Of The Russian Federation
Turkey will not be able to transfer or resell S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to third countries without the appropriate permission from Russia, according to the press service of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) of the Russian Federation.
"To export military products, the buyer of our equipment must submit an end-user certificate to the Russian side. Therefore, its transfer or re-export to third countries without the official permission of the Russian side is impossible," the FSMTC reported.
On Monday, the profile American newspaper Defense News reported that the party organizer of the Republican faction in the Senate, John Thune (representative of South Dakota), proposed an amendment to the draft law on budget allocations for national defense for the 2021 fiscal year, which involves the purchase of s-400 complexes from Turkey at the expense of the budget of the US Army for the purchase of missile weapons. According to the newspaper, this step will allow the United States and Turkey to break the deadlock over Ankara's participation in the program for the production of multi-purpose fighters of the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II.
In September 2017, the Russian Federation announced a contract with Turkey for the supply of S-400, its cost is $2.5 billion. The first deliveries began on July 12, 2019. The United States and NATO actively oppose Turkey's acquisition of the S-400. On July 17, 2019, the White House Press Secretary reported that the Republic's decision to purchase the S-400 makes it impossible for it to continue participating in the program to create American F-35 fighters.