Serbian air defenses have shot down a industrial drone close to the boundary with Kosovo, the federal government in Belgrade introduced on Wednesday. The incident comes a day after President Aleksandar Vucic issued a shoot-on-sight order for any UAVs violating Serbian airspace. 

The drone was detected and adopted within the sky over the Raska garrison and got here from the route of Mt. Kopaonik, the Serbian army mentioned in an announcement, including the UAV was “introduced down utilizing digital jamming measures.”

In accordance with the newspaper Vecernje Novosti, the drone got here down someplace on Mt. Kopaonik. Army search events count on to find it earlier than Thursday morning.

“In accordance with the standing orders of the president and commander in chief, the Serbian Military will proceed to shoot down any UAVs coming into restricted airspace or approaching army installations,” the army mentioned.

Vucic introduced the shoot-down order on Tuesday, after two MiG-29 interceptors have been deployed in opposition to a number of UAVs noticed above the army bases in Raska. 

Novosti cited unconfirmed stories that the drone was a industrial mannequin and was used to scout the realm, which is close to the boundary with the disputed province of Kosovo. 

Kosovo was occupied by NATO in 1999 and declared independence in 2008 with US help. Belgrade refuses to acknowledge the breakaway province, a place supported by Russia and China.

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