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Serbia to modernise air defence system

12 October 2017

Serbia will upgrade its air defences, the acting assistant minister for material resources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

Nenad Miloradovic told local TV station Pink on 8 October that short-range air defence systems would be modernised by local companies, while existing Neva fixed and Kub-M mobile medium-range systems would receive “significant” upgrades. He also revealed plans for and negotiations on the acquisition of Buk medium-range and possibly S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems.

While not revealing which country Serbia is negotiating with, Miloradovic said the MoD had been notified that Russia would provide assistance similar to that provided for Russian MiG-29s, which will receive a general overhaul and modernisation under the supervision of the Russian defence industry.

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