Serbia has taken delivery of first two medium military-transport helicopters, Mi-17V-5, from Russian Helicopters under a contract signed by Rosoboronexport in September 2015.
In addition to the manufacturing of helicopters, it also provided for retraining pilots of the Serbian air force and technical personnel.
"This is the first contract with the Serbian Ministry of Defense for the supply of new helicopters. Its timely implementation is very important and will contribute to further development of relations between our two countries. When we receive a request from the Serbian side, we will be ready to provide timely after-sales service," said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev.
In addition, under the terms of the contract Serbian crews of four pilots and two flight engineers were trained at the Kazan Helicopter Plant’s Aviation Training Center (ATC). The retraining included a theoretical course, simulator training, as well as daytime and night flights. In addition to the pilots, three master technicians and four radio-electronic equipment.specialists also completed the course.
Starting this year the ATC is implementing a program of outreach flight training for helicopter crews. The rotorcraft was manufactured at Kazan Helicopter Plant. Plant specialists will also conduct flight training in Serbia.
Serbia is eyeing to purchase combat helicopters, ballistic missiles from Russia. "Now we will have to and we have already begun to look at buying combat helicopters, because some of our neighbours have already received 16 Kiowa helicopters," Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was quoted as saying by Tass Sunday
Russia has signed a contract in September this year to deliver two Mil Mi-17V-5 helicopters to Thailand. "A contract was signed in September 2017 on the delivery of two Mi-17V-5 helicopters in the interests of the Royal Thai Army
Russian has begun first delivery of six Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia on Monday, Sputnik reports. All six fighter jets, which Russia is handing over to Serbia as military-technical assistance, should be delivered by October 6, a source in the sphere of military-technical cooperation was quoted as saying
Airbus Helicopters' has completed the first flight of its H145M military chopper equipped with HForce weapon system of which Serbia is the launch customer. The helicopter can be equipped with various guided and ballistic armaments such as missiles and laser guided rockets, machine guns and rockets
Serbia has exhibited various defense equipment, including the Aleksandar, a modernized version of the Serbian self-propelled howitzer Nora at the 8th International fair of arms and military equipment "Partner-2017" which would end Friday. The Aleksandar is equipped with a 155mm gun and has a range of up to 30 kilometers,
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