d_taddei2 wrote:I'd imagine that if they got S -300 it would be small in number and more of political show of power as like people have said it's over kill. Moscow could of course donate or token price 4 systems and this would provide long range deterrence.
Ideally Buk M-3 would be great but unlikely to happen. M2 or buk MB and some belarussian stilets would be enough (could do a deal for buk MB & stilets together) Tor nice but too pricey. Pantsir with possible additional tunguska(donated/token price) and sonsa R. And a mix of manpads/strelets/dhigit/zu-23-2ZOM, possibly zsu-23-4M. With their modernised s-125, kub, sa-13. They would be good.
Biggest problem is money. Hence they would need a loan and receive token prices and donations. Upgraded zsu-23-4 & zu-23-2, sa-13 along with manpads/strelets would be sufficient for short range. The Pantsir/Tunguska would protect Buk, S-125, kub and sonsa R and stilets could be used to protect other units or buildings. The Buk Pantsir sonsa are moderately only expensive the rest are cheap including upgrades and providing favorable prices given.
Token prices lmao... Stop it. There's little value for the Federation in doing that. One day Serbia could have S-300's, the next day the area where the S-300s were transported become a new country that pledges NATO allegiance the first day of it's existence. The political elite in Serbia is too inept and weak to protect their own territory...hello NATO member Montenegro? Next a hydro-electric dam was seized by Kosovo/Albanian special forces...aka Ethnic Bondstealians. If anything that needs investment is spinal-cord transplants for their spineless liberal elite. Neo-liberalism can turn 'Men in to Mice', see the immediate post-Soviet space for reference.