Russian S-400 and Pantsir-S air defense systems in Serbia for drill


The S-400 division and the Pantsir-S battery of the Russian Aerospace Forces have been transferred to Serbia, where they will take part in the exercise on the territory of a foreign state for the first time.


Russian S 400 and Pantsir S air defense systems in Serbia for drill
Pantsir-S air defense system airlifted to Serbia (Picture source: Russian MoD)


Russian Air Defense units with anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 and anti-aircraft missile and gun system Pantsir-S were transferred by military transport aircraft of the Russian Air Force to the territory of Serbia to participate in the second stage of the joint Russian-Serbian air defense exercise "Slavic shield – 2019". The S-400 division and the Pantsir-S battery of the Russian Aerospace Forces have been transferred to Serbia, where they will take part in the exercise on the territory of a foreign state for the first time.

As part of the exercise, the Russian S-400 division and the Pantsir-S battery will be deployed on the territory of a Serbian air base and will be part of the joint Russian-Serbian mixed group of air defense forces and means, which will work out practical actions for the air defense of the protected area. During the exercise, Russian and Serbian air defense units will jointly perform tasks to detect, block and eliminate mock cruise missiles of the mock enemy.

Russian-Serbian air defense exercise "Slavic shield-2019" is held for the first time and consists of two stages. During the exercise, the issues of interaction and joint combat use of air defense units of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation and the air force of the air defense of the Republic of Serbia are being worked out. The first stage of the Russian-Serbian air defense exercise "Slavic shield-2019" was held in September this year in the Astrakhan region. The second stage is planned to be held from 23 to 29 October 2019 in the territory of the Republic of Serbia.


 

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