Russia and Serbia in joint air defence exercises near Astrakhan region

First joint Russian-Serbian air defense exercises, Slavic Shield – 2019, will begin on Wednesday in southern Russia’s Astrakhan Region, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said.

“The exercise involves units of the air and missile defense troops and the radio-technical troops of the Russian Aerospace Forces and units of the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence, as well as S-400 missile systems, Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile systems and radar stations,” the Russian ministry said.

During practical training, the participants will have to repel a simulated massive aerial strike and perform test launches in difficult conditions at high-and low-altitude, ballistic and evading targets at the Ashuluk training ground. [Source: TASS / End]

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