Vucic "not dissatisfied" with Serbian defence industry

After visiting the Partner 2019 international arms fair in Belgrade on Tuesday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic expressed satisfaction with what he had seen there and the efforts of the Serbian defence industry.

25 Jun 2019 19:33

BELGRADE - After visiting the Partner 2019 international arms fair in Belgrade on Tuesday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic expressed satisfaction with what he had seen there and the efforts of the Serbian defence industry.

He told reporters he was pleased to have seen several important things, including a new Gatling-type antipersonnel gun capable of firing over 3,000 rounds per minute that will be mounted onto Serbian-made Milos combat vehicles.

New guided air bombs, to be developed in collaboration with Belarus, also got his attention.

He said Tamnava, a Serbian-designed missile system capable of firing 96 122 mm missiles in just minutes, was ready for series production and should become a part of the Serbian Armed Forces arsenal.

He said he was satisfied with the work of the defence industry, in particular, on upgrades involving optical systems and guided and semi-guided missiles.

That is important to us "but further modernisation is a must and we will see how we can help our defence industry. All in all, I am not dissatisfied," Vucic said.


Photo: Tanjug/D. Goll

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