Serbian River Flotilla to be completely overhauled and rearmed

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On June 5, Serbian Minister of Defence, Aleksandar Vulin, attended the demonstration of a part of the River Flotilla’s capabilities at Belgrade's Ušće (the confluence of Sava and Danube Rivers), which was performed by members of the Second River Detachment, on the subject of "River Task Force attacking armed terrorist boats".


According to Minister Vulin, the River Flotilla is an important part of the Army, and its members are capable of responding to any challenge. “Today, we saw that the members of the River Flotilla are capable of responding to every challenge and solving every threat that they could meet on our rivers. No part of the Republic of Serbia can be undefended. Regardless of whether it is the sky, the river, or the land, the members of the Serbian Armed Forces are capable of protecting our country and the security of all citizens in every part of our territory” Defense Minister Vulin claimed.

Minister Vulin says that investments are made in the River Flotilla and that they will continue to be made: “We expect that, this year, we will complete the process of rearming our fleet and that we will begin the process of overhauling our ships. Many decades have passed since we tried so hard for every segment of our armed forces to be successful, modern and capable of facing any threat, but also to be the pride of all citizens of Serbia” said Minister Vulin.

The Commander of the River Flotilla, Captain Andrija Andrić, said that today's demonstration was successful and explained which segments it consisted of: “A shadower quickly discovered two armed boats with groups of terrorists. An order was given to a group of patrol boats that were waiting in ambush, which was followed by an energetic movement and destruction of a group of armed boats by firing from four-barrelled and single-barrelled 20 mm cannons and naval machine guns”, Captain Andrić pointed out. According to him, in addition to reconnaissance tasks and anti-ship artillery action, the river units today also showed the operation of the search and rescue service in the recovery of the wounded from the water, as well as the work of crews of military vessels for towing damaged boats to the port.

The Deputy Army Commander, Brigadier General Vladeta Baltić, and the Head of the Training and Doctrine Department of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Željko Petrović also attended the demonstration of a part of the operational capabilities of the River Flotilla. 

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Serbian River Flotilla to be completely overhauled and rearmed

2020/06/1591432204.jpg
Read: 673     13:31     06 June 2020    

On June 5, Serbian Minister of Defence, Aleksandar Vulin, attended the demonstration of a part of the River Flotilla’s capabilities at Belgrade's Ušće (the confluence of Sava and Danube Rivers), which was performed by members of the Second River Detachment, on the subject of "River Task Force attacking armed terrorist boats".


According to Minister Vulin, the River Flotilla is an important part of the Army, and its members are capable of responding to any challenge. “Today, we saw that the members of the River Flotilla are capable of responding to every challenge and solving every threat that they could meet on our rivers. No part of the Republic of Serbia can be undefended. Regardless of whether it is the sky, the river, or the land, the members of the Serbian Armed Forces are capable of protecting our country and the security of all citizens in every part of our territory” Defense Minister Vulin claimed.

Minister Vulin says that investments are made in the River Flotilla and that they will continue to be made: “We expect that, this year, we will complete the process of rearming our fleet and that we will begin the process of overhauling our ships. Many decades have passed since we tried so hard for every segment of our armed forces to be successful, modern and capable of facing any threat, but also to be the pride of all citizens of Serbia” said Minister Vulin.

The Commander of the River Flotilla, Captain Andrija Andrić, said that today's demonstration was successful and explained which segments it consisted of: “A shadower quickly discovered two armed boats with groups of terrorists. An order was given to a group of patrol boats that were waiting in ambush, which was followed by an energetic movement and destruction of a group of armed boats by firing from four-barrelled and single-barrelled 20 mm cannons and naval machine guns”, Captain Andrić pointed out. According to him, in addition to reconnaissance tasks and anti-ship artillery action, the river units today also showed the operation of the search and rescue service in the recovery of the wounded from the water, as well as the work of crews of military vessels for towing damaged boats to the port.

The Deputy Army Commander, Brigadier General Vladeta Baltić, and the Head of the Training and Doctrine Department of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Željko Petrović also attended the demonstration of a part of the operational capabilities of the River Flotilla. 

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