The first two of a total of six Russian anti-aircraft defence systems Pantsir-S1 Serbia ordered from Moscow arrived on Saturday at the “Pukovnik-pilot Milenko Pavlovic” airport near Belgrade, the Russian outlet “Sputnjik” reported.
On its way from Moscow, the plane that carried the equipment avoided the Ukrainian airspace and flew over the Black Sea and Bulgaria to Serbia. Bulgarian media reported a few days ago that the government had approved the flight.
The same type of cargo plane, An-124 Ruslan, previously delivered helicopters and MIG fighter planes from Russia, as well as the S-400 anti-aircraft weapon system for the “Slavic shield 2019” exercise.
Serbia and Russia signed an agreement last year on delivery of one Pantsir set which consists of six systems.