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    In September, Moscow and Belgrade held joint drills dubbed "Slavic Shield-2019", involving S-400s and Pantsir-S systems, at the Ashuluk testing area in southern Russia.

    Russia has dispatched its S-400 and Pantsir-S missile systems to Serbia to participate in their first-ever military drills abroad, the Russian Defence Ministry revealed on Thursday.

    The drill held at the Serbian airbase Batajnica will become the second stage of Russian-Serbian joint "Slavic Shield-2019" exercise.

    The detection, tracking, classification and extermination of moving enemy aerial targets are expected to be tested during the war game that will wrap up on 29 October.

    The S-400 Triumph is a Russian anti-aircraft weapons system which has been in service with the Russian army since 2007. It has been described as one of the most advanced air defence systems available.

    The latest S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, which entered service with the Baltic Fleet air defense system in the Kaliningrad Region
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    The latest S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, which entered service with the Baltic Fleet air defense system in the Kaliningrad Region

    The Pantsir (meaning Carapace in Russian) is a self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon designed to provide air defence against aircraft, helicopters, precision munitions, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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