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Serbia to Build Armored Vehicles with Russian Components

RIA Novosti

21:31 28/11/2012

BELGRADE, November 28 (RIA Novosti) - Serbia and Russia will collaborate in the manufacture of several modifications of armored fighting vehicles at a new plant in Serbia, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday.

The plant, in the city of Velika Plana, is to be opened before the end of the current year.

“We are expecting to sign an agreement with Russia on deliveries of chassis and bodies for those vehicles while we will provide components for different modifications of infantry fighting vehicles,” Vucic said after a meeting with Russian Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Rogozin in Belgrade.

Initially, the plant will have 130 employees and then their number will increase to 190, Vucic said.

Kenya and Bangladesh will be the first to receive the armored vehicles.

The plant will also build the Nora self-propelled howitzer, the minister said.



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