Serbia has taken delivery of the first of nine
Airbus H145M helicopters
earmarked for the Air Force and for the Ministry of Interior.
The light twin-engine helicopter is equipped with a fast roping system,
high-performance camera, fire support equipment, ballistic
protection as well as an electronic countermeasures system.
system, developed by Airbus Helicopters, will allow Serbia to
equip and operate their aircraft with a large set of ballistic or
guided air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons.
Besides the nine H145M
helicopters, Serbia has also ordered three H215 heavy helicopters
for the Ministry of Interior.
SA 341 / SA 342 Gazelle
Serbia is also to become a maintenance hub for SA 341 / SA 342 Gazelle
The Moma Stanojlovic aeronautical
plant, located near Belgrade, has been certified by Airbus
Helicopters to carry out maintenance work on the Gazelle.
than 160 Gazelle SA 341 / SA 342 were produced under license by
the Soko plant in Mostar from 1971 to 1991 and these helicopters
are still operated in Serbia and its neighboring countries.
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