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Turkey aims to produce long-range air defence missiles - Erdoğan

Speaking during an event in the capital Ankara on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced in his televised speech that Turkey had been planning to make its first domestically produced long-range air defence missile system.

Turkey has started work on making its first domestically produced long-range air defence missile system and the first delivery is planned for 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday.

Turkey is also purchasing S-400 surface-to-air missiles from Russia. State-owned Anadolu news agency quoted Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as saying last week that the installation of the S-400 missile system would begin in October, 2019.

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