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Pantsir acquisition reflects broader trend for Serbian air defence

13th May 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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The Serbian military recently unveiled Russian-made Pantsir-S1 (NATO: SA-22 "Greyhound") short-range SAM systems, the last of which arrived in the country in March. 

The Pantsir-S1s were introduced into service with the 3rd Division (fire unit) of the 250th Air Defence Brigade of the Serbian Air Force, stationed at Jakovo (a suburb of Belgrade). The new SAM equipment replaces the S-125M Neva (SA-3 Goa) system. 

During the unveiling ceremony at Jakovo on 2 May, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić claimed that the renewal of the Serbian military is set to continue, with operational training in various exercises at a consistently high

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev

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