Belarus to donate fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems to Serbia

MiG-29 of Belarus Air Forces (c)

Belarus has agreed a major arms donation package with Serbia. That was reported by

The eight Mikoyan MiG-29 twin-engine fighter jets and two Buk medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems will receive from Belarus to Serbian Armed Forces.

The deliveries, provided on a no-pay basis under the condition that Serbia cover repair and modernization expenses, are expected to be completed in 2018, Dordevic said.

Serbian Defense Minister Zoran Dordevic

“We will also negotiate the purchase of the famous S-300 (long range surface-to-air missile) systems with Belarus,” Dordevic told Politika, specifying that he was talking about the S-300P and S-300V versions that Belarus has.

According to the Serbian defense minister, the details of Serbia-Belarus cooperation in the sphere will be discussed starting from May 2017.

Russia also will deliver four six MiG-29 fighter jets to the Serbian Armed Forces in 2017.

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.