Skip to comments.Serbian aviation seeking Russian wings
Posted on 05/12/2013 3:27:38 AM PDT by kronos77
BELGRADE Serbian army, after more than two decades, will receive new fighter aircraft. Although the type of the aircraft that will strengthen the Serbian air force has not yet been officially announced, it has been speculated for some time about Russian aircraft Mig 292M.
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Specific announcement that Serbia is buying new planes was made on Sunday by The First Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Aleksandar Vucic, who visited the 250th air defence missile brigade.
I have good news for Army of Serbia, said Minister Vucic in the Major Dragutin Gavrilovic base in the village Zuce near Belgrade. After 20 years, the army will receive new modern type aircraft. We also plan to purchase other modern systems.
However, even though on it was officially announced on Sunday, the Ministry of Defence has not yet come out with more precise on the type of aircraft which will be purchased, deadlines, price or payment. Final agreement on the new wings could be made as early as at the end of this month, when the state leadership is scheduled to visit Moscow.
Officials from the Serbian Army also unofficially confirmed that the negotiations with the company MIG about the purchase of military planes could soon enter the final phase. In the Serbian Army officials did not reject news that appeared in public that the wish of Serbia is purchase of at least six aircrafts type Mig 29M.
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MiG-29M2s are from the batch intended for Assad, so it seems that Serbia will get them cheaper.
Nice bargain. Hope they get some new attack helicopters and CAS aircraft to go with them.