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DEFENSE SYSTEM REFORM ACHIVEMENTS AND PLANS О slo , Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, October 1 9, 2010. DEFENSE MINISTER Dragan Sutanovac. 1. NATO & EU MEMBERS. NATO MEMBERS & EU CANDIDATES. PfP MEMBERS & EU CANDIDATES. PfP MEMBERS. SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE. MO. SRB.

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Defense minister dragan sutanovac

DEFENSE SYSTEM REFORM

ACHIVEMENTS AND PLANS

Оslo, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, October 19, 2010

DEFENSE MINISTER

Dragan Sutanovac

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Defense minister dragan sutanovac

NATO & EU MEMBERS

NATO MEMBERS &

EU CANDIDATES

PfP MEMBERS &

EU CANDIDATES

PfP MEMBERS

SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

MO

SRB

TR

RO

CRO

BG

B&H

MNE

AL

FYROM*

GR


Defense minister dragan sutanovac

SECURITY ENVIROMENT

  • State interdependence and cooperation boost – less expressed danger of traditional military threats

  • EU spreading

  • SEE

    • Security environment

    • NATO enlargement

  • International position of Serbia

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Defense minister dragan sutanovac

CHALLENGES, RISKS AND THREATS

  • UDI of Kosovo&Metohija

  • Separatist aspirations

  • Terrorism

  • National and religious extremism

  • Armed in surge

  • Organized crime(illicit human and drug trafficking..)

  • Natural disasters and chemical, biological, nuclear, technical and technological accidents

  • Cyber threats...

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Defense minister dragan sutanovac

FOREIGN POLITICAL PRIORITIES OF SERBIA

  • Membership in EU

  • Preservation of territorial integrity

  • Regional cooperation


Vital defense interests

VITAL DEFENSE INTERESTS

Preservation of sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Serbia, protection of its citizens

Building trust, security and stability in the region and beyond

Cooperation and partnership with international security organizations and institutions, as well as with the democratic states.

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Defense minister dragan sutanovac

ACQUIRED CONDITION & GOALS

  • Efficient and economically sustainable defense system building,

  • Development of modern, professional and efficient Armed Forces,

  • Development of new capabilities according to missions and tasks.

  • Unregulated legislative regulations

  • Unsuccessful attempts of defense system reform

  • Affairs

  • Low standards of living

  • Bad reputation

  • Obsolete technique and armaments

  • Surplus of weapon ordnances - 37.000t

  • Budget burden with military pensions (750 generals’ pensions)

. . . G O A L S

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Defense system reform

DEFENSE SYSTEM REFORM

  • Encompassed legislative regulations

    • Strategy of national security of Serbia

    • Strategy of defense of Serbia

    • Strategic defense review

    • Six acts passed, series of sub legislative acts and regulations

    • Doctrine of SAF (Serbian Armed Forces)

  • Completed standardization in NATO standard

  • Established civilian democratic control in the military


Reform of the serbian armed forces

REFORM OF THE SERBIAN ARMED FORCES

GOAL - to build professional military capable and equipped for realization of assigned missions and tasks.


Defense minister dragan sutanovac

STRUCTURE OF DEFENSE FINANCIAL PLAN APPROVAL FROM 2005to 2010

(source of financing – budget)

RSD million

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Number of personnel in defense system that are on budget from 2005 till april 2010

NUMBER OF PERSONNEL IN DEFENSE SYSTEM THAT ARE ON BUDGET FROM 2005 TILL APRIL 2010

The number of personnel does not include military self funded institutions,2.549posts.

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Defense budget

personnel

50%

76%

operational

15%

30%

investment

9%

20%

GOAL

2010

DEFENSE BUDGET

  • Restrictive defense budget

  • For the period 2011 - 2014 between 2,11 and 2,4% GDP

  • Inadequate budget allocation.


Defense minister dragan sutanovac

MILITARY STAFF PYRAMID

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Defense minister dragan sutanovac

PROFESSIONALIZATION

Governmental decision on professionalization process (30 Sep 2010)

Over 15.000 individuals applied, 8.761 accepted.

At present, 1064 candidates are on training (155 women).

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Miltary education

MILTARY EDUCATION

  • Establishing Defense University

  • Military Academy accredited for

    • 5 study programs for undergraduate studies and

    • 4 study programs for master studies

Interest of candidates for education at MA and Mil. Grammar School

Military Medical Academy:

  • 20 people educated in 2009 (2 foreign students)

  • 30 people in 2010

  • (2 foreign students)


Military healthcare

MILITARY HEALTHCARE

  • Reform of military healthcare system

  • 40% of MMA capacity and part of military hospitals capacities functionally integrated in the healthcare system of Serbia

  • First generation of students of medicine

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Defense minister dragan sutanovac

SURPLUS OF WEAPON ORDNANCES

37.000 t

20.300 t

Surplus of 17.000t of weapon ordinances out of which

about 5.000t in open space.

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Saf reputation

SAF REPUTATION

  • New unit emblems

  • Formed Media Center

  • Reputation of SAF

    • Least corrupted

    • Public trust rating – 2nd place

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International military cooperation

INTERNATIONAL MILITARY COOPERATION

Bilateral cooperation

  • Partnership relations with more than 50 states

  • 18 Defense Cooperation Agreements signed from 2007 (MoD total 38)

  • 15 High Level Visits (11 abroad and 4 in Serbia) in 2010

  • 28 donation protocols (EUR 7,5 million – largest donators USA, Norway, Denmark, Italy, China,...)


International military cooperation1

Bilateral cooperation

Meetings with all defense ministers in the SEE Region

Signed agreements on cooperation in the field of defense with all countries in the region

Initiative for establishing cooperation in the field of defense with Albanian MoD

Meetings with US vice president Joseph Biden, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

INTERNATIONAL MILITARY COOPERATION

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INTERNATIONAL MILITARY COOPERATIONMinisterial visits

Bilateral + multilateral

4+3

5+2

12+6

9+2

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Education in serbia and abroad at the moment

EDUCATION IN SERBIA AND ABROAD (at the moment)

In Serbia - 40

In Abroad

2

8

5

20

5

22

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Regional cooperation

REGIONAL COOPERATION

  • Improved cooperation with countries in the region

  • Accession to SEDM full membership

  • Offer the capacities of regional level

    • Military Medical Academy

    • NBC Center

    • PSO Center

    • Technical Overhaul Facility Kragujevac

    • South Base Training Capacities


Infrastructure and training facilities

INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRAINING FACILITIES

Military Base ″South″

  • 35 ha +65 ha

  • 66 facilities of 22.000 m2

  • Capacity - 1.000 soldiers


International military cooperation2

INTERNATIONAL MILITARY COOPERATION

Cooperation with NATO

  • Reestablishment of the meetings CMD KFOR & SAF CHOD

  • Practical cooperation with the KFOR

  • Codification Agreement was signed

  • Serbian Military mission was open on September 24

  • Reactivating of the Defense Reform Group (DRG) with 6 Working tables (DRG started 2006, by support of Norway – CPE)

  • Under register for confidential information in MoD is fully operational


Current pso deployment

CURRENT PSO DEPLOYMENT

LIBERIA

UNMIL 2003

CHAD

MINURCAT

2009

IVORY COAST

UNOCI

2004

DR CONGO

MONUC

AMET-15

2003


International exercises in 2010

International Exercises in 2010

Exercises in 2010

(conducted or in the planning procedure)

  • „TISA 2010“ (SRB/HUN/ROM, July, 24 SAFmembers),

  • „SABER DAWN 2010“ (SRB/USA/ROM, July, 36SAFmembers)

  • „EURAD 2010“ (SRB+8 EURcountries, Sep, 14 SAFmembers)

  • „COMBINED ENDEAVOR 2010“ (38 Countries, Sep, 32 SAFmembers)

  • “SHABLA” Shooting range for AADUnits (Bug, Sep, 60 SAF members)

  • „SEESIM 2010“ (13 SEDMCountries + USA, Oct,)

  • „BAČKA 2010“ (SRB/HUN, Nov)

  • „EURASIAN STAR 2010“ in Turkie

  • “VIKING 2011” in Sweeden

  • “AIR SOLUTION 2011” (SRB/ROM/USA) in Romania …

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International exercises in 2011

International Exercises in 2011

  • AIR SOLUTION 2011

  • STEADFAST MOVE

  • STEADFAST JUNCTURE

  • COOPERATIVE LANCER

  • COOPERATIVE LONGBOW

  • COOPERATIVE ARCHER

  • COMBINED ENDEAVOR 2011

  • BALKAN ENERGY SECURITY EXERCISE

  • MARINES 2011

  • SABERDAWN 2011

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Key Events in 2011

  • Strategic military Partner Conference (NATO and PfP CHODs meeting in Serbia, 13-15 Jun 2011)

  • First IPAP from Sep 2011

  • Regional Medical Conference(Belgrade, Apr/May)

  • SEEC (Belgrade, political directors level)

  • SEECP (Belgrade, ministerial level)

  • Defense Exhibition “Partner 2011” (Belgrade, Jun)

  • Ceremony of SAF Officers Promotion (Belgrade, Sep)

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PRIORITIES IN THE FOLLOWING PERIOD

  • To complete the professionalization process

  • Modernization and equipping

  • Joint training and larger participation in peacekeeping missions (EU, UN)

  • More active participation in PfP program

  • Strengthening regional cooperation

  • To intensify bilateral military cooperation, especially military-economic cooperation

  • Education and specializations of MoD and SAF members abroad


Defense minister dragan sutanovac

PRIORITIES IN THE FOLLOWING PERIOD

  • Cooperation with NATO (PfP, IPP, DRG, PARP, IPAP)

  • Cooperation with USA (SPP with Ohio, IMET, Training)

  • Cooperation with EU (Security Sector Reform, Agreement on participation in EU civilian and military missions)

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Bilateral cooperation with norwa y

Main Areas of Cooperation

Military medical cooperation

Reform of defense system, military education system and scientific research activity

Public relations

PRISMA

Learning English language – PELT

South East European Clearinghouse – SEEC

BILATERAL COOPERATION WITH NORWAY

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Bilateral cooperation with norwa y1

BILATERAL COOPERATION WITH NORWAY

Donations (approx. 4 million €)

Field hospital II level

Digitalization of the Military Archive

Donation for Software package COSTMOD 4.0

Creation of the new identity МoD and finalization of the communication and public relations strategy

Medical, computers and office equipment

In Preparation

Equipment for NBCD Regional Training Center

Advanced Program of the Security System Reform

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Bilateral cooperation with norwa y2

MINURCAT - PSO in Chad

I rotation - 6 members of MoD – surgical team (23rd of June 2009 - 21st of October 2010)

II rotation – 21 members of MoD - 4 staff officers and 17 medical personnel (14th of October 2009 – 20th of April or 21st of May 2010)

BILATERAL COOPERATION WITH NORWAY

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Defense minister dragan sutanovac

THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION!


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