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Serbian anti-aircraft gunners go to Russia

For the first time, Serbian anti-aircraft gunners will take part in the international competitions of the Pure Sky 2016 air defense forces in Yeisk.

“Teams armed with man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and combat crews armed with anti-aircraft guns of caliber up to 25 mm will take part in the competition, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reports.

Compared to 2015, the number of competitive stages has been increased in the competition: teams compete in sprint (with MANPADS and ZU), pursuit (with Kalashnikov, MANPADS and ZU) and the combined relay.

Teams from Russia, Belarus, Venezuela, Egypt, China, Angola, Kazakhstan and Serbia will take part in the competition, which will be held from July 30 to August 13.

Serbian anti-aircraft gunners go to Russia
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  1. volot-voin
    volot-voin 13 July 2016 14: 11
    Russia is consolidating potential allies in the face of a global threat. That's right, Serbs are our long-standing relatives and friends.
    1. cniza
      cniza 13 July 2016 14: 22
      This is a good thing military competitions. Successes.
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    3. pigkiller
      pigkiller 13 July 2016 14: 33
      Serbs without 5 minutes are members of NATO. The current leadership of Serbia has already made its geopolitical choice. To our great regret.
      1. just exp
        just exp 13 July 2016 14: 40
        so is the manual. the Serbs themselves have always been for Russia.
      2. volot-voin
        volot-voin 13 July 2016 15: 20
        Quote: pigkiller
        Serbs without 5 minutes are members of NATO. The current leadership of Serbia has already made its geopolitical choice.

        We ourselves were good in the 90s, in fact betrayed the Allies, left at the mercy of American aggression. Let Yeltsin with Gaidar and Berezovsky roll over in a coffin.
        I am sure the memory of the NATO bombing in Serbia is fresh, and the big question is on whose side they will be in the global conflict. I think the Kremlin understands this, and therefore they invite them to such events.
    4. _Vladislav_
      _Vladislav_ 13 July 2016 14: 39
      Quote: volot-voin
      Russia is consolidating potential allies in the face of a global threat.

      Who is Ally there, Angola? So, a sales partner.

      Kazakhstan and Belarus are allies on paper. These guys never hurried to fit in for Russia, and even today they are in no hurry. They act with an eye to the west. They are still afraid to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as a subject of international relations. On the issue of Crimea, they decided to disown Russia altogether, and officially did not recognize Crimea as Russia. Afraid of EU sanctions. Even in this trade war, Russia is alone (what kind of air defense is there). But European goods, to which Russia imposed an embargo in response, our allies successfully sell through their territory to Russia. And you say to fight.

      If Russia will fight, it will do it alone as always.

      China is generally a temporary gift, as long as there is a common enemy they are friends, but in general they really like Siberia, there is where to turn around.
      Serbia, surrounded by the Alliance, communicated with the locals - they cherish the soul for Russia, but are already afraid to fight. They say they’ve already suffered enough.

      Egypt is an ally today, tomorrow the leadership has changed, it is no longer an ally.
      Venezuela at a great distance.

      And as for Kazakhstan and Belarus, I’m quite serious, you see it is inconvenient to be friends with us, because in this case sanctions are possible - well, it’s like that, you’ll figure out who you are allies of Mlyn.
      1. pigkiller
        pigkiller 13 July 2016 16: 03
        Minsk has already shown its face twice - without supporting, even with official statements, allied Russia in August 2008 and spring 2014. God forbid, in the event of an open confrontation with NATO, A. Lukashenko will declare strict neutrality and close the air the space and borders of Belarus for the RF Armed Forces, not to mention the direct military assistance of allied Russia. IMHO
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      3. vell.65
        vell.65 14 July 2016 00: 42
        We have only two allies_Armie and Fleet! soldier
    5. excomandante
      excomandante 13 July 2016 16: 07
      All of them are our friends at the household level, but at least "Kindred", but Serbia at the state level is eager to join NATO and the EU, according to their prezik, dreams of being a reliable US ally, and Serbia recently participated in anti-Russian exercises in Bulgaria. So this fact is a simple flirtation. "This, Redhead, all to the public," as AI Fursov likes to say.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 13 July 2016 18: 08
        Vladislav, Kazakhstanis and Belarusians are themselves under sanctions (albeit not so public). NAS with 93 stands for the Union — do you think it was welcomed in the West !? And the promotion of the silos (and we have been building it since the 90s: 2500 km of railway tracks, 2 transshipment stations and an autobahn) with the Russian Federation and China, the creation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the CIS, the SCO and the EAEU, one of the first to support the creation of AIIB? Three gas pipelines and 1 oil pipeline in China, do you think made the West happy?
        As for our aksakal, for a long time everything has been clear to them where it is heading and what it plans to see from all that it wrote.
        In economic terms. Loans and invests mainly China and Asia. The EU at the last meeting gave ... guarantees for a billion euros - tears for Kazakhstan, because Gold reserves under 100bn.dol .. Sovereign ratings and our banks for no reason, reduce. The price of oil is falling, and gold reserves are rising (the beginning of the year 92bn.) - they wanted to spit on this fact. Even the fact that all petrodollars go to the National Fund (ZVR = National Fund + National Bank), which is frozen and take nothing from there (taken in the past, the NAS gave the command not to touch), is ignored.
        I also wanted to note that NAS is not a frequent visitor to the EU and the USA. In the United States, this is generally the case every five years. But Comrade from the RF + China + neighbors + Asia very often. Zhimin Daily calls him the most frequent and welcome guest. Otherwise, as he does not call him "wise", he puts it by value next to the GDP (pay attention to general photos at meetings, they always put it somewhere nearby). hi
        Well, I think that you will not find the facts of betrayal and treason on the part of the NAS in relation to the Russian Federation. Although, of course, there are disagreements (but somehow they do not reach the general public - our leaders decide everything without noise and dust - starting from the borders and ending with the creation of the EAEU). "NAS is the engine of integration into the EAEU" -Putin.
  2. oldseaman1957
    oldseaman1957 13 July 2016 14: 19
    "Serbian anti-aircraft gunners go to Russia"
    - Compete, practice, gain good experience. So the next time the Yankees were even afraid to fly up to Serbia.
    1. Monarchist
      Monarchist 13 July 2016 16: 59
      Nonsense say: when Yugoslavia was air defense were more powerful and that NATO did not bomb them ??
  3. Engineer
    Engineer 13 July 2016 14: 39
    Quote: volot-voin
    Russia is consolidating potential allies in the face of a global threat.

    The global threat to us is NATO at the hands of the United States, therefore, after joining NATO, it will be very difficult for us to be an ally.
  4. Army soldier2
    Army soldier2 13 July 2016 14: 44
    Quote: just EXPL
    so is the manual. the Serbs themselves have always been for Russia.

    Do not tell me who elected this Serbian leadership? Maybe some masons?
    1. volot-voin
      volot-voin 13 July 2016 16: 01
      Quote: Army 2
      Do not tell me who elected this Serbian leadership? Maybe some masons?

      And for example, you know a lot of people who in the 90s voted for Yeltsin? Why did he go to the presidential election?
      Elections show for the people. The fact that someone won the election does not mean anything.
  5. antiexpert
    antiexpert 13 July 2016 14: 48
    by the way, the anti-aircraft gunner who shot down the "elusive" f117 studied in the USSR))
    he owns the phrase "If we had S-300, then there would be no war"
  6. sergey2017
    sergey2017 13 July 2016 14: 51
    In October 2015, the Prime Minister of Serbia, Alexander Vucic, is in Russia for a three-day visit. The contract that Vučić brought with him involves the almost complete rearmament of the Serbian army to Russian standards. We are talking about possible deliveries of missile defense systems to the republic, which is really unique, both for the very scheme of Russian-Serbian military-technical cooperation and for the very system of organizing the army of Serbia. Not that in Belgrade, they suddenly decided to fight with someone. The organization of the missile defense system, especially for low-flying targets, is a strategic defensive system that the old JNA did not have. It is not yet clear which systems the Serbs are claiming and how much they are counting on, but it is already clear that the organization of a low-flying missile defense missile defense is a unique contract. In addition to the above, Serbia will receive up to a dozen transport helicopters, two of which have already been paid for, and one of them has arrived to the republic before the end of 2015. The Serbian army now also claims to attack helicopters, but it is not yet clear in which particular configuration. It is possible that the total number of helicopter fleet will exceed 16 units.
  7. Starik72
    Starik72 13 July 2016 15: 53
    For me, it is better that ALL military WORLD competed, and did not participate in hostilities !!! Maybe then there were no wars.
  8. 3vs
    3vs 13 July 2016 16: 57
    And it is right!
    We not only sell our weapons, but also check the quality of training for both our and foreign users!
    A valuable undertaking, like tank biathlon and air darts ...
  9. zenith
    zenith 13 July 2016 17: 03
    The competition, which will be held from July 30 to August 13, will bring together teams from Russia, Belarus, Venezuela, Egypt, China, Angola, Kazakhstan and Serbia .......
    So they can be considered allies. It is interesting whether neutrality will be accepted, and perhaps someone will take our side: Greece, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic. If so, then it’s not bad. Now the advanced detachment of chain dogs: Poland, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. Drivers: London, Fashington with these all clear. Will the Germans have enough brains not to engage in fornication, I think that's enough. The French and the Finns are definitely enough. Well, Bulgaria will be driven to slaughter, no one will ask her at all. So, if the heads are still on the listed wedges, then the following is possible, the mongrels are the first to rake, L.E.L. just showing getting out of the legs is enough for their piggy screech to be. Poland, Romania, Sweden can not do without a hook. Well, the drovers will have to lay out for good, no other way, on a white flag. Well, not so completely impossible. If only it didn’t.
  10. Monarchist
    Monarchist 13 July 2016 17: 10
    It is painful to realize, but ours are engaged in charity in vain: Minsk and Astana want to sit on two chairs. In Vinisuel, in the near future there will be a change of power and course, and there will be Egypt. Remember 1973: what did Sadat do? And Serbia looks at Minsk and believes that this is what we should do with us.
  11. masiya
    masiya 13 July 2016 20: 41
    It’s a shame of course that our guys are defeated by the CIA, but it’s obvious that there isn’t enough strength, to save everyone, there are no strengths ...