Bulgaria, Serbia's Leaders Come Together for Joint Military Drills

Defense | August 25, 2011, Thursday // 16:39|  views

A file photo from September 2010 showing Bulgarian PM Borisov (left) and Defense Minister Gen. Anyu Angelov (right) during the joint drills with Serbia in Shabla. Photo by DarikNews

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Serbian President Boris Tadic will attend together the joint anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) drills of the Bulgarian and Serbian armed forces in Shabla.

Borisov and Tadic will witness of Friday the final day of the Bulgarian-Serbian AAA drills on the firing ground near the Black Sea town of Shabla, which are taking place August 24-26, 2011, together with Bulgarian Defense Minister Anyu Angelov and his Serbian counterpart Dragan Sutanovac.

The Bulgarian-Serbian anti-aircraft military training is taking place for a second year in a row – after it first started in 2010.

The drills feature units from the Bulgarian Air Force, the Bulgarian Navy, the Bulgarian Army and the Bulgarian Border Police as well as an AAA brigade from the Serbian Air Force.

The weapons used and tested in the AAA drills included MiG-29 and Su-25 fighter jets and anti-aircraft surface-to-air missile complexes SA-2 Volhov, SA-3 Neva, SA-6 Kub, SA-8 Osa, SA-7 Strela 2M.

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Tags: Shabla, Anti-aircraft artillery, military drill, firing grounds, MiG-29, Su-25, Anyu Angelov, Defense Minister, Dragan Sutanovac, Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister, AAA, Serbia, expired weapons, Boris Tadic, Serbian President


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