Serbia improves its defence cooperation with Saudi Arabia

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Serbia improves its defence cooperation with Saudi Arabia
Serbian State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Zoran Djordjevic met with the delegation of the Ministry of Defence of Saudi Arabia, headed by Staff Colonel Alamri Faris Ali. The visit was deemed as a valuable chance to present to the delegation of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the production programs of the defence industry of Serbia, and the capacities of Serbian institutions of military education and military medicine.



State Secretary Djordjevic expressed his belief that the bilateral relations between the two countries would develop in mutual interest, which should be further improved by the signing of the Agreement on cooperation in the field of defence.

Djordjevic also introduced the delegation of the Ministry of Defence of Saudi Arabia with Serbia’s foreign policy goals, stressing that the Ministry of Defence is active in nearly all segments of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. He also pointed out that, during its OSCE Chairmanship, Serbia would insist on dialogue and mutual understanding in all issues.

Yugoimport could benefit from this rapprochement. Yugoimport SDPR is a Serbian state-owned defence company and represents the Government and military industrial complex of Serbia in the sphere of importation and exportation cooperation of defence equipment and related services. It is the largest company in the local defense industry.
 

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We could benefit a lot from Serbia in the field of aviation, aerospace, missile tech particularly fighter jets and aircraft engines.

Here is an interesting information of the Yugoimport SDPR company capability.



ARTILLERY


• Family of NORA-B/52 155 mm 52 cal. TMGH
• Family of SOKO 122 mm armoured TMGH
• Advanced artillery FCS and BMS
• Advanced light long-range mortars, 60 mm, 81/82 mm and 120 mm

Combat vehicles – Systems, Components and upgrade
• LAZAR 8X8 MRAV/MRAP
• M-10 4 x 4 combat-reconnaissance vehicle family
• M-84AS Main Battle Tank
• MUNJA heavy IFV
• T-55 and T-72 MBTs upgrade programs
• Upgraded BTR-50 Amphibious Assault vehicle
• 12.7 mm RCWS
• 30 mm RCWS (development)
• Light turret with 20mm and 30 mm cannons
• Advanced tank FCS with TI
• Multi-purpose mast-mounted optoelectronic station with TI, LRF and CCD camera coupled with land-observation radar


Infantry weapons and equipment

• Advanced rifle families in calibers 5.56 x 45 mm and 7.62 x 51 mm
• Infantry LMGs, GPMGs and HMGs
• Anti-material rifle family
• Sniper rifles
• Single-shot and multi-shot grenade launchers, 40 mm
• Automatic grenade launcher
• Advanced rifle-mounted FCSs integrated with infantry BMS
• Advanced BDU and personal ballistic protection system


Missile systems & PGW and development

• GROM-B air-to-surface missile system
• BUMBLE-BEE advanced short-range anti-tank missile system
• ALAS family of advanced light long-range missile systems
• Upgraded Malyutka anti-tank missile system
• Laser Guided Bomb kit, 250 and 500 kg
• Tri-sonic wind tunnel testing

Ammunition

• Small arms ammo, all NATO and Russian-standard calibers
• Less-than-lethal ammunition
• Mortar shells, 60mm, 81/82 mm and 120mm /HE, Ill, Smoke
• Medium-caliber cannon ammo. 20 mm – 57 mm, NATO and Russian-standard calibers
• Tank ammo, Russian-standard calibers
• Artillery ammunition, 76 mm to 155 mm, all NATO and Russian-standard calibers, including ERFB-BB, range 44 km and V-LAP, range 65 km (development)
• Long range rockets for MLRSs, 107 mm, 122 mm (40 km) and 262 mm (100 km development)
• Single base and Double base powders, including ball powders
• Pyrotechnics

Helicopter weapon system

• GROM-B air-to-surface missile system
• Upgraded Malyutka anti-tank missile system
• Containers with 12.7 mm and 20 mm weapons
• Side door-mounted HMG with advanced FCS
• Helicopter floor-mounted 20 mm weapon with advanced FCS

Aerospace

• LASTA 95 advanced piston-engine training aircraft for primary and basic training and secondary COIN role

Air defence

• Upgrade of SA-3/SA-6 AD missile systems
• Upgrade and networking AD SA radars
• C4I systems for AD

Technology transfer and production cooperation

• Production of ammunition, NATO and Russian calibers
• Production of small arms and medium caliber cannons
• Production of vehicles
• Production of powders, pyrotechnics and explosives
• Production of aerospace hydraulic systems, transmission, airframe components

Joint development and/or production

• G-4M advanced turbojet trainer and light ground attack aircraft
• Hybrid SP gun/missile AD systems with FCS, based on 20 mm, 30 mm and 40 mm cannons and missiles with IR homing heads, integrated with AD BMS
• 105 mm light long-range (30 km) towed and truck-mounted GH
• 107 mm, 122 mm and 262 mm advanced self-propelled long-range MLRSs
• Production cooperation in aerospace hydraulic systems, transmission, airframe components
 
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This is very interesting and also, could lead to a business relationship which would provide jobs and also boost the economy as well and lead to a peaceful relationship as well. There could be a good trade between the two countries as well, and maybe discounts could be given from time to time which would benefit Saudia Arabia and the people as well. Serbia has a good track record, and a good range of defenses as well, and goes to show how technology is changing around us and is being put to good use.