Russia may modernize S-300 missile systems for Slovakia

Slovakia has invited Russia to modernize the S-300 air defense missile systems, MiG-29 planes, and Mi-17 helicopters that its national armed forces still have in their inventory, Jozef Migas, an adviser to the Slovak prime minister, told Interfax-AVN on June 10.

Slovakia has invited Russia to modernize the S-300 air defense missile systems, MiG-29 planes, and Mi-17 helicopters that its national armed forces still have in their inventory, Jozef Migas, an adviser to the Slovak prime minister, told Interfax-AVN on June 10.

"During negotiations between Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow in early June, we expressed our interest in the modernization of S-300 air defense systems, MiG-29 planes, and Mi-17 helicopters, which are still in service with our army," says Migas, who was part of the Slovak delegation visiting Moscow.

Russian specialists are currently analyzing methods of modernizing S-300s in Slovakia, and a decision on the matter should be made soon, he said.

"We are interested in continuing military-technological cooperation with Russia and signing a number of agreements on modernizing not only S-300s but also MiG-29 planes, Mi-17 helicopters and some other military hardware," he said.

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