During Slavic Shield 2021 Russian-Serbian exercise, missile and artillery units made a 170-kilometer march
During the joint air defence exercise the missile and artillery units of Russia and Serbia, equipped with Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and gun systems, made a 170-kilometer march to the Pasulyanske-Livade training ground, thereby fulfilling change of positions. For the first time, Russian-Serbian missile and artillery crews perform intensive maneuvering operations with the deployment of weapons and military equipment in a new positional area.
Earlier, the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and artillery battery was deployed by military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces to the territory of the Batainitsa airbase of the Republic of Serbia. Subdivisions of the joint group took up combat duty for the air defence of Belgrade, Batajnica airbase and the central industrial region of Serbia.
The main goal of the exercise is the creation and use of a joint air defence grouping to cover designated targets from terrorist threats from the air, as well as increasing the level of coherence of command and control bodies, involved parties and personnel training in the joint performance of tasks.
During combat duty, the joint air defence group will conduct the practical actions of crews to repel massive air strikes of an air enemy in a difficult jamming environment.