Earlier, the agency, citing a high-ranking source, said that deliveries of C-400 air defense systems to the PRC could begin as early as this year.
"We have a rule: first we supply the armament of our army, and then we sell weapon abroad. Many customers are asked to deliver the ordered weapons to them earlier, but we immediately warn them about the dates and order ",said the general director.
"The Chinese army will receive from Russia the C-400 system not earlier than 2018 of the year," he added.
Agency reference: S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system is designed to destroy jamming aircraft, radar detection and control aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft, strategic and tactical aircraft aviation"tactical, operational-tactical ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets and other modern and promising means of air attack."