Serbia reportedly agrees UCAV deal with China

19 September 2018

Serbia has reportedly agreed to procure unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) from China in a package that also includes technology transfers and localised production.

Serbian news agencies on 18 September quoted the country’s deputy defence minister, Nenad Miloradovic – who is visiting China with Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic – as saying that the acquisition features six UCAV systems, with five of them produced in Serbia.

Miloradovic said that China has agreed to transfer technologies to Serbian industry to facilitate local production and the integration of optical-electronic systems. The procurement also includes the supply of UCAV ground control systems.

The programme has not been officially confirmed by either government.

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