Joint Live Firing With the Bulgarian Army

Friday, 10.9.2021 | Training
Members of the Air Force and Air Defence of the Serbian Armed Forces and members of the Bulgarian Army conduct joint live firing at targets in the airspace at the "Shabla" range in the Republic of Bulgaria.

The final segment of the firing today was attended by the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, General Milan Mojsilović, and the Chief of Defence of the Bulgarian Army, Admiral Emil Eftimov, at whose invitation the Serbian Armed Forces delegation is on a two-day visit to Bulgaria.

Members of the 250th Air Defence Missile Brigade and the 204th Air Force Brigade participate in the firing, engaging the air targets with missiles from the "kub" and "neva" systems, as well as "mig 29" aircraft, hitting all targets intended for destruction.

Expressing satisfaction with the successful realization of live firing, General Mojsilović pointed out that members of the Air Force and Air Defence, who from year to year achieve good results at "Shabla", showed that they are excellently trained and qualified for the implementation of dedicated tasks, which is a confirmation of the quality of training in our units and properly defined priorities for investing in this service of Serbian Armed Forces in previous years.

The Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff expressed gratitude to Admiral Eftimov, the Bulgarian Army and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria for the warm hospitality and the opportunity for the Serbian Armed Forces units to use the capacities of the "Shabla" range to conduct live firing at targets in the airspace, which is of great importance for the capabilities of our Air Force and Air Defence. 

During his visit to Bulgaria, General Mojsilović and Admiral Eftimov discussed the current military-military cooperation and the possibilities for its improvement in areas of mutual interest. It was jointly assessed that this cooperation was substantial and characterized by constant quantitative and qualitative improvement, especially in the field of training and exercises, as well as that it contributed to the development of trust and the improvement of good neighborly relations.

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