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    Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:14 am

    The Armed Forces of Serbia (Serbian Cyrillic: Bojcka Србије, Serbian Latin: Vojska Srbije) are the unified military forces of Republic of Serbia consisting of Air Force and Defense, Land Force, and Training and Command. General Staff handles the Strategic Command. Serbia is a military neutral country, has observer status in the Non-Aligned Movement, and its army is under the democratic civilian control.


    coat of arms of SAF




    The symbols of the Army used on dress uniforms (left side) and camouflage uniforms (right side)
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:31 am

    Military hat insignia



    Serbian Ground Forces-(from left to right):Generals/Admirals; Officers; NCOs


    Serbian Air Force and Air Defense-(from left to right):Generals/Admirals; Officers; NCOs


    Serbian River Flotilla-(from left to right):Generals/Admirals; Officers;
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Turk1 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:59 am

    What is with the White Eagles? You have white eagles in Serbia?
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:11 pm

    Turk1 wrote:What is with the White Eagles? You have white eagles in Serbia?


    Serbian white bicephalic eagle seen on the Coat of Arms and other national symbols of Serbia, is of the House of Nemanjić (which in turn took on the eagle from the Palaiologos dynasty of the Byzantine Empire).The House of Nemanjić ruled the Serb lands between c. 1166 and 1371.

    Bird specimens could be seen in Uvac gorge (Southwest of Belgrade, towards the border with Montenegro).Uvac gorge is home for over 150 bird specimens.Some of them are: Goosander, Griffon Vulture (over 250 individuals) Golden Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Goshawk, Peregrine Falcon, Nutcracker, Rock Thrush, Corncrake, Black Redstart, Black Woodpecker, European Eagle Owl, Scops Owl, European Nightjar, Wallcreeper, Crested Tit, Sombre Tit, Grey Wagtail.

    I hope this is a sufficient answer to your question, Turk1.
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Vladislav on Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:35 pm

    You have any videos?
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:37 pm

    Vladislav wrote:You have any videos?

    Of course I do but I'll open separate thread for that purpose only, so it's going to be easier to follow.

    I'll place just this one here 'cause it's a promotion an Serbian Army's Military Academies Cadetes to officer rank.


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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:48 pm

    I love videos, I also like pictures too so don't be shy with those.
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:28 am

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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Aleksandar_Nevski on Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:53 pm

    Pozdrav Jelena! XD
    Well I just have to say new insignia is fine, but its worth for nothing when our president and the rest of the scum in power have litteraly destroyed our military! We need to recover fast...if we sucseed in taking the matter to our hands I hope that the first move will be to buy one or 2 S-300 PMU2 "Favorit" missle systems...wich would momentally place us as a dominant force in the region...while we are still strong and have good soldiers, our air deffence and aviation is pathetic and is our main flaw...if we had at least one S-300 during 1999...there would be a different end to that war!
    And by a system I mean command vehicle with the aquisitiion radar and 8 batteries, of wich every battery would consist of 8 launchers (four missiles), one illumination and guidance radar and one all-altitude radar...that would make us a serious threat to any country in our soroundings even those who are NATO members!
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    Batajnica 2009 International Air Show

    Post  Jelena on Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:17 am

    Batajnica 2009 International Air Show-September 19 2009.

    Official web presentation:
    http://www.airserbia2009.vs.rs/en/index-en.html

    A Century of aviation in Serbia
    http://www.airserbia2009.vs.rs/en/pages/istorijat-en.html

    Videos

    http://www.airserbia2009.vs.rs/sr/pages/video.html

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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:09 am

    Aleksandar_Nevski wrote:Pozdrav Jelena! XD
    Well I just have to say new insignia is fine, but its worth for nothing when our president and the rest of the scum in power have litteraly destroyed our military! We need to recover fast...if we sucseed in taking the matter to our hands I hope that the first move will be to buy one or 2 S-300 PMU2 "Favorit" missle systems...wich would momentally place us as a dominant force in the region...while we are still strong and have good soldiers, our air deffence and aviation is pathetic and is our main flaw...if we had at least one S-300 during 1999...there would be a different end to that war!
    First thing first...Our opposition is not up to task to make a change right now but we'll see what future will bring.
    Economic situation is catastrophic and we are well into red zone and in enormous debt!You can read about it here (add to all this previous debts):


    Serbia economy to shrink beyond IMF guess
    Jul 22, 2009

    Serbia’s recession-hit economy will shrink by up to 5 percent this year, far exceeding estimates by the International Monetary Fund, the country’s finance minister said Wednesday.

    Diana Dragutinovic said the government estimates output will fall between 3.5 and 5 percent this year. When it granted a euro3-billion ($4.2 billion) loan in March, the IMF had estimated that Serbia’s economic growth would contract by 2 percent in 2009.

    The figures released by Dragutinovic indicate the country might need to ask the IMF for more money or resort to more austerity measures such as an increase in value-added tax — currently 18 percent — on all goods.

    That would be highly unpopular and could worsen inflation, currently around 8 percent annually.
    http://serbianna.com/news/?p=2708
    Further, as a fresh news Russia will grant Serbia a EUR 1 billion loan.

    Russia will grant Serbia a EUR 1 billion loan, as informed by Russian ambassador to Belgrade Alexander Konuzin. Russia is currently reviewing the conditions of the credit financing.

    Serbia has asked EUR 1 billion from Russia for the stabilization of the budget, construction of an underground railway system and other structural projects. Konuzin informs that Russia has agreed to grant the loan, but still have to arrange the conditions.
    http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/7769/2/
    I'm not sure how we're going to pull out of that mess but keep that in mind when talking about purchasing any kind of missile systems or weaponry.


    And by a system I mean command vehicle with the aquisitiion radar and 8 batteries, of wich every battery would consist of 8 launchers (four missiles), one illumination and guidance radar and one all-altitude radar...that would make us a serious threat to any country in our soroundings even those who are NATO members!

    I am sure that guys will be more competent to debate on details ( I am more useful in political questions and history of the Balkan region, geography etc.)and came here mostly to learn from others on military.
    About HATO countries in our region...There is no single country in region, with an exemption of Serbia who is not HATO member or has an aspiration for membership.
    Take a look at the map:



    Current members
    Acceding members
    Promised invitation(dark green on map)
    Intensified Dialogue(lime on map)
    Membership not goal
    Undeclared intent (grey on map)
    source:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO

    Since I have you here and this thread is dedicated to Serbian army, what do you think about "Lazar" MRAP?



    His description and specs:

    In its concept and applied technical solutions, the vehicle
    is particularly adapted for use by modern infantry units and
    special forces engaged in missions within anti-terrorist and
    peacekeeping operations, with emphasis on engagements in
    urban conditions, settlements and on intersected terrains,
    in environments involving ambushes, antitank mines and
    improvised explosive devices set up by an adversary.
    The concept of this vehicle practically represents an
    advanced MRAP, featuring certain properties (mobility, terrain
    negotiating capability and fire power) of MRAV class
    combat vehicle, this combining main characteristics of both,
    nowadays highly important classes of wheeled armored vehicles.
    When designing the concept of the vehicle, special emphasis
    was placed on achievement of high mobility, system of
    armor protection, armament system, ability to transport 10
    infantrymen who should be able to quickly embark or evacuate
    the vehicle using tail gate.

    High level of armor protection was achieved by adopting
    of steel armor hull that, in its basic version, includes ballistic
    glass panes and provides protection that meets STANAG
    4569, level III+ (protection against 12.7x107 mm B-32 API
    round fired from 100 m) at front and level II at the sides and
    rear. By fitting add-on armor of laminated composite structure,
    attached on basic armor, vehicle ballistic protection is
    rated level V at front and level IV at all other sides. Armored
    hull design allows quick fitting and replacement of add-on
    armor sections by vehicle crew, which, when fitted, do not
    degrade basic functions of the vehicle.
    Optionally, fitting of reactive explosive armor attached to
    add-on armor will provide effective protection against infantry
    hand launchers of RPG-7 type which nowadays represent
    main threat in already mentioned type of warfare.
    Hull bottom is V-shaped that, in addition to high ground
    clearance and solid drive train, ensures very high level of
    protection from antitank mine and IED, according to level
    IIIa (resistant against blasts of AT mine or IED containing
    6kg of HE occurring under vehicle wheels and floor)
    Vehicle armament system is situated in the area between
    drivers and commanders compartment and area that
    accommodates embarked troops. Concept of the vehicle
    allows incorporation of a variety of turrets, cupolas and
    weapon stations, depending on main application of the vehicle
    and planned budget of the user.
    Simplest armament consists of partially armored modular
    cupola M06 with detachable mounts, able to support the
    following weapon alternatives:
    - machine gun cal. 7.62 x 54 mm M86 with electric trigger,
    - machine gun cal.. 12.7 x 108 mm,
    - automatic grenade launcher cal. 30 mm.
    - cannon M55 (HS 804) cal. 20 x 110 mm
    Existing functional model, as illustrated, mounts lightodbrambene
    weight cupola LK08 armed with cannon cal. 20 x 110 mm
    M55 (HS804), with belt feeding, and machine gun cal. 7.62
    x 54 mm M86.
    The concept permits installation of different weapon stations
    equipped with optoelectronic fire control system and
    an integrated weapons system that may consists of a combination
    the following weapon alternatives:
    Cannon cal. 20 mm M55
    Cannon cal. 30 mm M86
    Wire-guided AT missile system Malutka 2 with twin
    launcher
    Machine gun cal. 7.62 mm M86
    Machine gun cal. 12. 7 mm M87
    Automatic grenade launcher cal. 30 mm M93
    Overall mass of cupola with weapon station is up to two tons,
    diameter of its support bearing is up to 1600 mm. All versions
    of the turret, cupola or weapon stations in addition to listed
    weapon alternatives are equipped with 4 dispensers of smoke
    charges.
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Aleksandar_Nevski on Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:54 am

    Jelena our oposition is shit, they are just old communists that know that communism no longer pays off...so they are "nationalists" now...they should be shot! So we need new ppl, and I myself am negotiating with some ppl and seeing that you're interested in politics makes me happy, so I'll give you my msn adress (mail.com) and contact you, because I have some questions and propositions! There is a way out of this mess and its not that hard, but when your goverment is USA controled then there is no exiting the shithole! We can always loan more from Russia and make ourselves independent, we can contact our diaspora (5 billion euro potential, but they dont want to invest in a country so corupted and anti-serbian...so the way out isnt that hard...only it is Russia oriented and that isnt what "they" want! I could make our military feared in whole europe in 5 years with 5-6 billion $...wich isnt a lot! So...we'll talk about this on MSN! Also everyone else is free to add me, ofcourse meaning good intent russian brothers!


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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:04 am

    Aleksandar_Nevski wrote:Jelena our oposition is shit, they are just old communists that know that communism no longer pays off...so they are "nationalists" now...they should be shot! So we need new ppl, and I myself am negotiating with some ppl and seeing that you're interested in politics makes me happy, so I'll give you my msn adress (billy.88@hotmail.com) and contact you, because I have some questions and propositions! There is a way out of this mess and its not that hard, but when your goverment is USA controled then there is no exiting the shithole! We can always loan more from Russia and make ourselves independent, we can contact our diaspora (5 billion euro potential, but they dont want to invest in a country so corupted and anti-serbian...so the way out isnt that hard...only it is Russia oriented and that isnt what "they" want! I could make our military feared in whole europe in 5 years with 5-6 billion $...wich isnt a lot! So...we'll talk about this on MSN! Also everyone else is free to add me, ofcourse meaning good intent russian brothers!

    I don't have time right now for a long post with details as I would wish so I'll write about it tomorrow but to give you some idea I'll tell you that we are held hostages over South of Serbia.It is all tied in one knot with no easy solution.

    From my experience I'll advise you to remove your personal MSN ID from your post (I'll add you to my list of course) and use next time PMs for that purpose, especially if you're not apolitical. I had many bad experiences with all kind of "internet brave guys" Rolling Eyes

    On Serbs in diaspora, since I'm here, I don't have a high opinion and doubt that many would help the way they should and can...
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Aleksandar_Nevski on Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:35 pm

    dont worry about me...I have so many adresses and so many Ip's on the net that they would need to do quite a job to find me! XD
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:21 pm

    Yaaah for Peer guardian 2!!!
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    40 members of Serbian Army in peace missions

    Post  Jelena on Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:56 pm

    40 members of Serbian Army in peace missions


    17 August 2009.

    Currently there are some 40 members of the Serbian Army engaged in UN peace missions, and deployed in Congo, Chad, Liberia and the Ivory Coast, state Minister of Defense Dragan Sutanovac. He told the national television that the number of Serbian participants in those missions is modest, while adding that Serbia has the capacity for much greater engagement in such missions around the world. Members of the Serbian Army are taking part in the peace operations on a voluntary base, reminded Sutanovac, while pointing that the mission in Chad will be sent for the first time on the basis of parliamentary decision. Serbia belongs to those countries that understand the threats, challenges and risks of the time we live in, so we wish to partake in something that is called the global peace, underlined the minister. While speaking of the degree of risk to the members of the peace missions, Sutanovac said they are aware of the risk, but that the interest for such engagement is great.

    http://glassrbije.org/E/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8169&Itemid=26
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:33 pm

    Speaking of Serbian peacekeepers, how do you feel about Serbia joining NATO?
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:51 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:Speaking of Serbian peacekeepers, how do you feel about Serbia joining NATO?

    Serbian peacekeepers are under UN program.
    I completely oppose such an idea for Serbia to join HATO (same as overwhelming majority of Serbian people). I know that Serbia is not some super power but believe that we can resist for a long time!More to it we adopted declaration of neutrality.
    Serbia is in "Partnership for peace" but same is Russia and other countries of Ex Soviet Union.
    Partnership for peace map:


    Partnership for Peace members
    Former members that joined NATO

    There are many people involved in shaping Serbian foreign policy due to coalition based government and sometimes it looks like a big mess!
    I'm sorry that I can't provide articles in English here for members to read but for example there is Vuk Draskovic (former minister of foreign affairs and president of SPO-political party) who is trying to force Serbia to join HATO.
    Here is the article about it but it is in Serbian language:
    http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=1&status=jedna&vest=149694&title_add=Dra%C5%A1kovi%C4%87%3A%20Srbija%20mora%20u%20NATO&kword_add=vuk%20draskovic%2C%20na%20Dedinju
    You can use some translators if you wish to read it like google translate : http://translate.google.com/?hl=en#
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:05 am

    Vladimir79 wrote:Speaking of Serbian peacekeepers, how do you feel about Serbia joining NATO?

    lol, I doubt serbia would ever join NATO, especially if they still commemorate about the bombings in the 90's. A lot of people remember that. And a lot of Serbian people are Pro-Russian, so I doubt NATO would ever escalate to reality in Serbia.
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    Weapons found in southern Serbia

    Post  Jelena on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:43 am

    Weapons found in southern Serbia


    19 August 2009 | 13:13 -> 18:43 | Source: FoNet, Tanjug
    BUJANOVAC -- Serbian police (MUP) officers have discovered a large cache of weapons in an oil tank buried in the village of Končulj, in southern Serbia.


    Investigative Judge with the Vranje District Court Staniša Mihajlović said that 100,000 bullets, a recoilless cannon, three mortars, six RPGs, three machine gun stands and 21 anti-tank mines were recovered from the tank.

    Mihajlović said the act is characterized as terrorism, and that weapons and ammunition stashed underground are in a good condition.

    "The police action is realized by Bujanovac multiethnic police, in keeping with my agreement with [ethnic] Albanian municipal presidents in southern Serbia for the local multiethnic police to be mainly engaged in the case," Interior Minister Ivica Dačić told Tanjug earlier today.

    Dačić added that he had an opportunity to meet the Albanian leaders in southern Serbia "during the action", as well as with international community representatives.

    Končulj is close to the administrative line between central Serbia and Kosovo.

    The village was the stronghold of the so-called Liberation Army of Preševo, Medveđa and Bujanovac – a group of armed ethnic Albanians who fought against Serbia's security forces in the area in late 2000 and early 2001.

    http://www.b92.net/eng/news/crimes-article.php?yyyy=2009&mm=08&dd=19&nav_id=61246
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:49 am

    KONČULJ, 19. 08. 2009.
    Police display weapons seized in Končulj, southern Serbia (Tanjug)












    Source: http://www.b92.net/eng/gallery/index.php
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:02 am

    Damn, you could arm a light battalion with that much ammo.
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:43 am

    Huge crowd at Batajnica 2009 air show


    13 September 2009 | 10:51 -> 16:00 | Source: B92, Beta
    BELGRADE -- The military airport in Batajnica today hosted the international air show Batajnica 2009, which reports say attracted some 100,000 visitors.


    200 participants from 15 countries took part, including Serbian, Czech, Greek, Romanian, British, Danish, Spanish, Hungarian, Slovenian, Italian, Austrian, French, Turk, and U.S. pilots and crews.

    The air show in Batajnica, just north of Belgrade, kicked off this morning and lasted until 17:00 CET, during which time visitors were be able to see aircraft displayed on the ground, and in their performance in the air.

    The Serbian Army's Air Force was represented with the following jets: MiG-29, MiG-21, J-22 Orao, G-4 Supergaleb, An-26, Utva-75, Antonov An-2 and Gazela helicopters.

    Pilots from abroad flew in their F-16s, Alpha Jets, Grippens, and Eurofighters.

    The first plane constructed in Serbia since the breakup of Yugoslavia, Lasta-95, was also presented at the show, which was officially opened by Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac.

    Interior Minister Ivica Dačić, other cabinet ministers, army chiefs and members of the diplomatic community in Serbia were at the airport today.

    Some 250 journalists and photographers were reporting from the event, the largest of its kind in Serbia to date. This year's Batajnica air show, which closed with the performace of the Čenej airport-based air acrobatic group Leteće Zvezde (Fyling Stars), marked 100 years since the founding of the Serb aviation.


    Flying Stars perform in Batajnica (Tanjug)

    http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2009&mm=09&dd=13&nav_id=61730
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    Re: Serbian Armed Forces

    Post  Jelena on Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:18 am

    Some photos:

















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    Serbia adopting defense, security strategies for first time

    Post  Jelena on Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:54 am

    Serbia adopting defense, security strategies for first time


    7:56 BELGRADE, Oct 6 (Tanjug) - Serbia's Minister of Defense Dragan Sutanovac said Tuesday that Serbia was adopting defense and security strategies for the first time since it had become an independent country, and that those were strategically important documents needed to protect its vital national interests.

    Explaining the National Security Strategy and the Defense Strategy, Sutanovac pointed out that Serbia had to grow stronger, build up its own capabilities, modernize and professionalize its armed forces.

    Sutanovac underscored that membership in European and other institutions meant a confirmation of Serbia's political and civilizational maturity, and he emphasized that it was in Serbia's national interest to actively participate in the work of international organizations.

    The minister said that the strategies were important documents on defense and security reforms, explaining that their fundamental goals were to protect the vital interests of the country and its citizens in those two fields.

    He stated that terrorism, the expansion of organized crime, corruption, drug and arms trafficking, as well as human trafficking, which was most prominent in Kosovo and Metohija, were a significant burden to security in Europe.

    Pointing out that Serbia was working on preserving peace in the region, Sutanovac said that it would deploy its defense potential in peace operations based on its Constitution, UN Charter and principles of international law that regulate the use of force.

    http://www.tanjug.rs/DefaultE.aspx

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