Alwaght- Russia has begun the delivery of the S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems to China under the 2014 contract.
A source close to the Russian system of military cooperation told TASS on Thursday that, "The implementation of the contract has begun, the first shipment has been sent to China."
According to the source, the shipment includes a control station, a radar station, energy and support equipment, spare parts, various tools and other elements of the S-400 system.
The source also said that the contact with China stipulated neither technology transfer nor licensed production.
In 2017, Russia trained a group of Chinese military servicemen to use the S-400 systems.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has declined to provide any comments.
In November 2014, it was announced that Russia and China had signed a contract on S-400 supplies, and in November 2015, Russian Presidential Aide on Military Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin confirmed the contract. In June 2016, head of Russia’s Rostec State Corporation Sergei Chemezov said that the Chinese Army would receive the S-400 systems no sooner than 2018. On December 7, 2017, Chemezov said that the delivery would begin in the near future.