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Serbian Air Force and Air Defence The Serbian Air Force and Air Defence is the air force of Serbia and service branch of the Serbian Armed Forces. Established in 1912, it is one of the oldest air forces in the world. Roundel of the Serbian Air Force
History of Serbian Air Force In 1912, a group of Serbian officers were sent to France for flight training. Serbia ordered several Blériot XI-2 aircraft by act of Marshal RadomirPutnik. Subsequently, the military at this time established its air force command centre in the city Niš. This made the Kingdom of Serbia, one of the first 15 states in the world to have an air force. On 30 September 1915, during World War I, Serbian Air Defence members shot down the first enemy aircraft over the city ofKragujevac. This day was, by the act of King Aleksandar I, proclaimed the Air Defence Artillery Division’s day. Front-line Serbian-French joint escadrilles formed in Thessaloniki, and the government formed the first and second fighter escadrilles in 1918.
Equipment – Aircrafts The air force fleet consists of several Soviet combat aircraft, consisting of a number of MiG-21s, and MiG-29s. Serbia is looking to replace its aging fleet with new multi-role fighters. Before its demise, the former Yugoslav Air Force was developing the Novi Avion project which was intended as a replacement. The project was canceled in 1991 due to the outbreak of war. Serbia as the largest succeeding nation of Yugoslavia, received the bulk of the former air forces aircraft. Since the Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control was enacted in 1996, dozens of J-22s, J-21s, G-4s, and G-2s have been withdrawn and/or scraped. The air force operates from two major air bases, the 204th Batajnica Air Base and 98th Lađevci Air Base.
Air Defence Serbia operates a variety of ex-Soviet surface-to-air missile systems. Many are long-range with a moderate amount of short-range weapons assigned to infantry units. The modernization of Air Defence units and equipment is a primary concern of Serbian military leaders. The 250th Air Defence Missile Brigade operates SA-3 and SA-6 surface-to-air missile systems. The military is upgrading both types with fire and forget ability. The air force has upgraded "Neva-M" to the "Neva-M1T" standard.
Radars S-605/654 Observation radars S-613 Altitude measurement radar AN/TPS-70 3D radar AS-74 and AS-84 automatized systems
Serbian Army The Serbian Army is responsible for ground based operations of the Serbian Armed Forces. The Serbian Army is responsible for: deterring armed threats defending Serbia's territory participation in peacekeeping operations providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief
Equipment of the Serbian Army Small Arms Armoured vehicles Artillery Anti-aircraft weapons
Small Arms M76 M93 Black Arrow M21 CZ-99 M70 M84