Recently Russia gave a 500 million $ credit to Serbia. Now we know it was meant to buy
- 6 MIG-29M
- two radar stations that will serve in Serbian PVO
Serbia buys Russian MiG-29
The Ministry of Defence of Serbia intends to purchase from Russia six light multi-role fighters MiG-29M/M2 and two ground radar stations, according to the Belgrade edition Novi Magazin. The cost of a possible deal to be announced. Serbian military expect to sign a contract for the supply of aircraft by the end of this year. It clarifies the Vecernji list, details of the transaction will be agreed upon May 23, 2013 during the visit of the Minister of Defence of Serbia Alexander Vucic in Moscow.
The purchase of military equipment will be made as part of the modernization of the aircraft fleet Air Force of Serbia. According to Flightglobal MiliCAS, in service of the country is facing four MiG-29 (three MiG-29s and one MiG-29UB, restored and modernized in 2008), 11 MiG-21 (cancellation of scheduled for 2018), as well as 33 fighter bomber J-22 Orao. Park training planes represented by the Yugoslav Galeb G-2 and G-4 Super Galeb, and Utva Serbian Lasta 75 and 95.
Earlier, at a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic has asked the Russian side to help Belgrade with the modernization of the armed forces. "There is a great need to Serbian army modernized and buy modern weapons», ─ said Dacic. In the framework of military-technical cooperation, Russia and Serbia are to deploy a joint production of armored vehicles.