Serbia to receive An 26 airlifters from Russia
- March 23, 2018
Russia will deliver two An-26 twin-engine turboprop transport aircraft to Serbia, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said.
Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin has visited Batajnica airport on 19 March to see “Lasta” airplanes, which were introduced in service MiG-29 aircraft undergoing repair and modernization.
“The agreement between Russia and Serbia on cooperation in the military and technical sphere is being implemented in strict compliance with the accords. Under this agreement, two An-26 transport planes will arrive in Serbia,” the minister said while visiting the hangars at the Batajnica airfield where six Russian MiG-29 fighter jets transferred to the Balkan country are being upgraded.All the fighter jets will enter service before the end of 2018.
Five Serbian pilots will go to Russia to train operating MiG-29, the defense minister said.In an interview with TASS, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic earlier said that Serbia was in talks with Russia on purchasing six Mi-17 multirole helicopters, and also air defense systems.