BELGRADE – Chief of General Staff Gen. Ljubisa Dikovic announced a modernization of the Serbian Armed Forces, including the purchase of two multipurpose helicopters, howitzers Nora and one armored vehicle Lazar, and underscored that the armed forces stood ready to respond to any terrorist threat.
“Every country has the right to buy weapons in line with its assessments and objectives. And we are also doing this,” Dikovic said in an interview to RTS.
Due to a rather restrictive budget, the modernization of the existing armaments and purchase from domestic companies will constitute a priority, the general said, adding that this would be followed by orders on the world market.
Two multipurpose helicopters are due to be delivered in the first half of 2016, Dikovic said.