Turkey received the first shipment of an advanced Russian air defence S-400 Triumf system on Friday, paving the way for a clash with Washington.

The first components of the system were flown by a Russian cargo aircraft to the Murted airbase near Ankara. This is the first delivery of the Russian system to a NATO member state. It remains unclear where Turkey plans to deploy the system.

The S-400 system carries a price tag of $2,5bn, which compares favourably to a US offer for the Patriot System that would cost $3,5bn. But the opportunity cost for Ankara is already much greater.

 

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