Serbia has been offered six Russian Mikoyan MiG-29 multirole fighters and armored vehicles at a huge discount according to defense analyst Miroslav Lazanski. The analyst’s comments came amid unconfirmed reports that Moscow is ostensibly planning to transfer weapons to Belgrade.
Lazanski said that this is a very good bargain for Serbia.
“These aircraft could cost more than $100 million, but we will receive them for approximately $20 million if we take into account repair costs as outlined by Russia. In other words, Russia is planning to give us approximately $80 million as a gift,” the expert added.
A Serbian newspaper, Večernje novosti reported that Russia was planning to transfer six Mikoyan MiG-29 multirole fighters and armored vehicles to Serbia on condition that Belgrade pays only for their repairs, citing an unnamed high-ranking source in the Serbian leadership.
Serbia has also been offered Buk Surface-to-Air missiles, but reportedly passed the offer as the systems were deemed expensive.
The Serbian Air Force currently operated 4 Mig-29 jets.