Serbia to receive six MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia in 2017

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Russia will deliver four six MiG-29 fighter jets to the Serbian Armed Forces in 2017, said by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic during diplomatic visits to Moscow on 21 December.

Russia will support Serbia by giving it six MiG-29 warplanes free of charge, as well tanks and scout vehicles, Aleksandar Vucic said in Moscow on Wednesday.

Speaking after his meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the Serbian prime minister said that all three phases of modernization of these planes – currently in service in the Russian Air Force – will cost Serbia between EUR 180 and 230 million.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic also announced that Russia to supply 30 T-72S main battle tanks, and 30 combat reconnaissance vehicles BRDM-2, with 14.5mm cannons for the Serbian Armed Forces.

Vucic noted that these new additions would “dramatically” improve the Serbian Army’s operative capabilities – “to such an extent that it will no longer be the same army.”

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