Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has announced that the country will join the long list of customers for Turkey’s Bayraktar drones.
The announcement was made following his meeting with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Belgrade to discuss cooperation on defense and economic projects.
According to Vucic, Serbia is ready to allocate “several hundred million euros” to purchase the in-demand attack drones.
Although the specific Bayraktar drones were not disclosed, the Serbian president expressed his hope that the deliveries will start next year.
Many other countries have also expressed interest in acquiring Bayraktar drones.
They acknowledged the drone’s apparent success in neutralizing key Russian military equipment, such as helicopters, armored vehicles, and artillery systems.
Earlier this year, Bangladesh announced a plan to purchase the Turkish-made drones after seeing how they have performed in Ukraine.
Romania has also plans to procure Bayraktar TB2 drones to help improve its air defense capabilities.
Last week, Ukrainian military official Valery Zaluzhny revealed that a pair of Bayraktar TB2 drones neutralized $26.5 million of Russian military assets in just three days.