Russia has begun training of Serbian military personnel on the know-how of operating the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft system that Belgrade acquired recently.
“Serbia’s Pantsir-S is currently being assembled. Everything is going according to the schedule, there won’t be delays. Serbian personnel are presently undergoing training on its usage, it will be completed soon,” Alexander Mikheyev, head of Rosoboronexport, was quoted as saying by TASS on Wednesday.
Belgrade bought one unit of the Pantsir-S missile system recently, with the official announcement made on made on October 24 by the country’s president, Aleksandar Vucic.
“Moscow will start shipment of the Pantsir to Serbia soon. The contract will be fulfilled in the next few months," Mikheyev said.
The president of Serbia denied having plans of buying S-400 air defense systems from Russia owing to cost issues, on Wednesday. "From what I saw, this is an impressive system
Serbia has placed an order for Pantsir-S anti-aircraft system, after Russia recently sent them to their country for a joint military drill along with S-400. "An S-400 [long-range air defense missile system] is in our country because of the drills
Serbia will become the first European country to acquire Chinese-origin UAVs as it plans to clinch a deal for 9 Wing Loong armed drones, with a possible future order of additional 15, from Beijing. “This sale will greatly strengthen the Serbian military, which will gain capabilities it has not had in the past,” Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin was quoted as saying by the media
The Russian military will receive 27 Pantsir-S air defense systems by the end of this month. "The delivery of 27 combat vehicles of the Pantsyr-S air defense missile/gun system is planned in 2019," Aerospace Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Andrei Yudin, was quoted as saying by the Russian defense ministry-run Krasnaya Zvezda on Wednesday The development has come about a week after Russia reportedly deployed over 30 Pantsir systems in Syria, "securing over 10,000sqkm of area
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