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Serbia threw Russia with the S-400 and S-300 complexes


Serbia unexpectedly for Russia refused to buy S-400 and S-300.

Despite the statements about the allegedly existing agreements on the sale of Russian S-400 and S-300 complexes to Serbia, it became known that in reality, the Serbian side did not even consider the possibility of acquiring these complexes, having bought the Chinese-made HQ-22 complexes, which are in the PRC are called direct competitors to the Russian "Favorites".

“The Serbian armed forces will be replenished with Chinese FK-3 anti-aircraft missile systems. According to local media reports, the country's Ministry of Defense has purchased an export version of the Chinese HQ-22 air defense system. According to available information, Serbia has acquired three batteries of the FK-3 air defense system, which is an export version of the Chinese latest generation HQ-22 medium-range air defense system. The complex was first shown at an exhibition in Zhuhai in 2016. The HQ-22 air defense system replaces the obsolete HQ-2 air defense systems in the PLA. Unlike the basic HQ-22 system, which has a radius of damage of up to 150-170 km and a height of damage from 50 m to 27 km, the export version of the FK-3 has a kill zone of up to 100 km in range, the altitude parameters of damage are the same. As reported, Serbia became the first known buyer of the Chinese air defense system FK-3 "- сообщает Military Review.

It should be clarified that earlier information about Serbia's intentions to buy Chinese complexes did not appear anywhere, which, obviously, indicates that negotiations between the two countries were conducted for a long time, but at the same time they were carried out in a rather close circle.

How much the purchase of Chinese air defense systems cost to the Serbian authorities is unknown, however, it is obvious that now the order of the Russian S-400 by the Serbian army is almost completely ruled out

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