Russia sends state-of-the-art air defence system to Serbia

epa07672455 Visitors walk in front of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system during the Army 2019 International Military Technical Forum in Patriot Park in Alabino, Moscow region, Russia, 25 June 2019. The Army 2019 International Military Technical Forum is held from 25 to 30 June. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

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Russia’s defence ministry announced that it has sent its advanced air-defence S-400 missile system to Serbia for a joint exercise.

The S-400 and a Pantsir anti-aircraft gun and missile system will be deployed at Batajnica base outside the capital, Belgrade, a ministry statement added.

The move marks the first time the weapon has been sent abroad for training.

Serbia’s defence ministry said the live-fire exercises — dubbed Slavic Shield 2019 and which run until October 29 — aimed to simulate the “use of a joint (combat) group…in defending… against enemy reconnaissance and offensive actions.”

The exercises began on Wednesday but were not made public until a day later.

Via DW

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