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Masha Allah! Well done brothers. Do you export any? Re SA's we in produce plenty in the Chinese AK line. Your officers who had trained in our military academy would have used them.
 

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May ALLAH bless you. I become very glade to know that Pakistan help you in the defense sector. You pray for us we will help you more than that INSHA ALLAH. My ALLAH ALMIGHTY KEEP YOU IN PEACE.
 

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Masha Allah! Well done brothers. Do you export any? Re SA's we in produce plenty in the Chinese AK line. Your officers who had trained in our military academy would have used them.
We will mostly be switching over to NATO standards. We are on the opposite side of the fence of Russia and their friends. All of our friends use NATO calibers.
 

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Thanks for posting Osmanovic. Sometimes it feels impossible to find information on the Bosnian military. Now that RS is pushing more and more for independence, I feel inclined to research this issue.

It's nice to see cooperation between Bosnia and Turkey, USA, and Pakistan. More of that is always welcomed. Also, nice to see Bosnia producing weapons!
Bosnia should cooperate with Turkish Rokestan and purchase T-300 rockets with a range of 100km

Another area we should look at is modernisation of M60A3 tank which Turkey has modernized although I am not sure how much expertise they have in this field as modernization was done in cooperation with Israel in the last decade. We should also co-operate in counter battery radar technology and purchase UAV's for recon and artillery support.
 

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Ever since the liberation Bosnia has some of the slowest industrial growth and it is seriously needs to pick up pace..world abandoned Bosnia very much like it abandoned Afghanistan.
 

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There was a time when we didn't produce even that. We pray for your well being and growth and one day InshAllah Bosnia & Herzegovina will also see social, economic, and military growth.



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Old news but most people have probably not heard about it.

Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina ink arms production deal
ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Turkey's state-owned weapons producer MKEK has signed agreements with Bosnia-Herzegovina's Unis Frop defense industry corporation to pool their installed capacity and other resources for a greater share of the arms and internal security market.

A MKEK spokesman told United Press International details of the arrangement would be worked out by MKEK's superiors at the Turkish Ministry of Defense.

A memorandum of understanding specifies that Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi Kurumu will work together with Unis Frop on joint production and marketing of defense industry products and projects.

Turkey has expanded its customer base in a vast range of sectors in the Caucasus and Central Asia, from Turkish comics to cars and trucks, since the opening up of that region after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991.

Turkey shares cultural, ethnic, racial and religious ties with former Soviet republics that emerged as nation-states after the Soviet Union's demise.

In a patchwork of fragile democracies, authoritarian closed shops and self-styled benign dictatorships stretching from Europe's edge to farthest Asia, Turkey has exercised a moderating influence and profited commercially as a result, analysts said.

MKEK is one of the oldest continuously operated state enterprises making and selling weapons in the Middle East. Its origins date back to the 15th century production of heavy guns and shells for the Ottoman Empire's artillery corps.

The Ministry of Defense-controlled MKEK network has 11 major factories in its portfolio in Turkey's Anatolia region, which includes the capital.

The factories in Kirikkale, a major steel center 50 miles east of Ankara, produce heavy weapons and ammunition. Another factory in Cankiri, 87 miles northeast of Ankara, manufactures medium-caliber weapons. MKEK factories in and around Ankara make gas masks, pyrotechnics equipment and supplies, rockets and explosives, small arms and ammunition.

Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina have had a history of military and political collaboration, but analysts said the new agreement is more likely a Turkish gesture to help restore the Balkan nation's weapons industry, which was devastated in the 1992-95 war.

Bosnia-Herzegovina was a major exporter of arms as a constituent of former Yugoslavia. Its factories supplied military equipment to more than 40 countries. During and after the conflict, production was greatly curtailed due to war damage to factories.

According to IHS Jane's, the defense intelligence group, elements of the industry have been rebuilt, and now Bosnia-Herzegovina is re-entering the international market. Its manufacturers took part in several recent arms industry shows but were absent from a major trade fair in the Gulf this year, mainly because of the global recession.

Recent restoration of war-hit production facilities has enabled Bosnia-Herzegovina to restart exports of artillery, mortars, recoilless rifles, rocket launchers and electro-optical devices in a competitive market.

A major impact of Turkey's collaboration with Bosnia-Herzegovina would be greater accessibility for Turkey in markets usually restricted to non-European countries, analysts said.

Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina ink arms production deal - UPI.com

Pakistan, Bosnia to boost defence ties

ISLAMABAD, Oct 9: Pakistan signed on Tuesday MoUs for defence and trade cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina as the two countries vowed to boost their ties.

The two agreements were signed during the visit of President Bakir Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

President Zardari and Mr Izetbegovic witnessed the signing ceremony.

Terming the signing of the MOUs a significant step forward, the two leaders hoped they would go a long way in enhancing the bilateral relations. Under the defence cooperation agreement, Pakistan would provide conventional weapons to Bosnia.

The MoU on closer cooperation between the chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries would facilitate greater interaction among businessmen and entrepreneurs of the two countries for exploring new avenues of trade and investment.

The bilateral trade between the two countries currently stands at a dismal $301,000. Much of the trade between the two is routed through some third country making products like surgical instruments, textile products, rice and lumber much more expensive.

Bosnia has skilled infrastructure development companies and a robust wood and metal processing industry.

Pakistani businessmen have long eyed Bosnia as a hub for re-exporting their products to Europe. The two countries already have a free trade agreement and are currently negotiating Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA).

President Zardari, during his talks with the Bosnian leader, hoped that negotiations over PTA would be finalised soon. Mr Zardari and Mr Izetbegovic agreed on opening of bank branches in each other’s countries.

Pakistan, Bosnia to boost defence ties - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

To be continued.....
 

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Thank you for sharing such overwhelming information. Very much surprised and overjoyed to see such developments towards self reliance by our brothers against all odds.
 

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Bosnian company to make new self-propelled gun

http://www.biznisinfo.ba/bosnian-company-make-new-self-propelled-gun/

https://ibb.co/hghH67

The H-155 is a domestically made SPG, firing the 155mm shell, equipped with an 6-round auto-loader, and a base range of 40 kilometers, which can be extended with upgrades and more advanced ammuniton. in addition to trucks and computer equipment for guidance ( Turkey) , all produced in factories in Novi Travnik.



Bosnia and Herzegovina: RPG-7MX2 modernized version of Soviet-made RPG-7

http://www.armyrecognition.com/dsa_..._modernized_version_of_soviet-made_rpg-7.html


Thank you for sharing such overwhelming information. Very much surprised and overjoyed to see such developments towards self reliance by our brothers against all odds.
These developments are all long overdue. Most of former Yugoslavia's defense industry was located in Bosnia cause of its geographical position and favorable mountainous terrain in case of foreign invasion. Industry suffered greatly during the war due to destruction and later due foreign restrictions in accordince with peace deal ( factories are still monitored regulary by inspections from Eurofor but most of the restrictions on development are lifted) The parts of industry that survived the war and were able to continue working were plaged by bad mengment, govrement neglect and coruption. Industry then was only working on 10% of its prewar capacity. Only few years ago a meaningful govrement strategy with purpose of reviving this industry was intruduced and almost instatntly produced really good results. Almost all factories prior to 2014 were making only losses, many of them were on the brink of dying, now almost all of them are scoring profits and even expanding. New explosive factory is being build soon at outskirts of Sarajevo which will produce explosives and fuel for PRETIS and their shells and rockets.
 

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Bosnian company to make new self-propelled gun

http://www.biznisinfo.ba/bosnian-company-make-new-self-propelled-gun/

https://ibb.co/hghH67

The H-155 is a domestically made SPG, firing the 155mm shell, equipped with an 6-round auto-loader, and a base range of 40 kilometers, which can be extended with upgrades and more advanced ammuniton. in addition to trucks and computer equipment for guidance ( Turkey) , all produced in factories in Novi Travnik.



Bosnia and Herzegovina: RPG-7MX2 modernized version of Soviet-made RPG-7

http://www.armyrecognition.com/dsa_..._modernized_version_of_soviet-made_rpg-7.html




These developments are all long overdue. Most of former Yugoslavia's defense industry was located in Bosnia cause of its geographical position and favorable mountainous terrain in case of foreign invasion. Industry suffered greatly during the war due to destruction and later due foreign restrictions in accordince with peace deal ( factories are still monitored regulary by inspections from Eurofor but most of the restrictions on development are lifted) The parts of industry that survived the war and were able to continue working were plaged by bad mengment, govrement neglect and coruption. Industry then was only working on 10% of its prewar capacity. Only few years ago a meaningful govrement strategy with purpose of reviving this industry was intruduced and almost instatntly produced really good results. Almost all factories prior to 2014 were making only losses, many of them were on the brink of dying, now almost all of them are scoring profits and even expanding. New explosive factory is being build soon at outskirts of Sarajevo which will produce explosives and fuel for PRETIS and their shells and rockets.
Thank you for your informative reply.
Bravo to who ever is behind this revival.

Former Yugoslavia was indeed a military equipment manufacturing industrial hub.

Can you point out the political factor behind this or if it is due to some administrative head. If sustained efforts are made in research and development of quality equipment then I'm guessing that this shall put Bosnia on the map as an industrial nation due to its location, quality yet cheaper labour force and a favourable quality v cost manufacturing force.
 

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Thank you for your informative reply.
Bravo to who ever is behind this revival.

Former Yugoslavia was indeed a military equipment manufacturing industrial hub.

Can you point out the political factor behind this or if it is due to some administrative head. If sustained efforts are made in research and development of quality equipment then I'm guessing that this shall put Bosnia on the map as an industrial nation due to its location, quality yet cheaper labour force and a favourable quality v cost manufacturing force.
3 converging things. Arrival of the new PM of FBiH (bosniak majority entity) in the office, Fadil Novalic. NATOs encourgment to such process (many believe that Turkey has something to do with it+ raising NATO - Russian tensions ) and last but equally important are unfortunetly wars in ME, Africa, Afghanistan... well familiar regions to our companies due to bussines conections during exYugoslavia.
I think I should mention and curious role of Pakistan in connection to this selfpropelled howitzer project. Your ambasador visited factory in question 3 times in the last year. First long range tests were conducted in a third country ( unoficially its widly known the third country was Pakistan). and many believe its first buyer. Will see.
 
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3 converging things. Arrival of the new PM of FBiH (bosniak majority entity) in the office, Fadil Novalic. NATOs encourgment to such process (many believe that Turkey has something to do with it+ raising NATO - Russian tensions ) and last but equally important are unfortunetly wars in ME, Africa, Afghanistan... well familiar regions to our companies due to bussines conections during exYugoslavia.
I think I should mention and curious role of Pakistan in connection to this selfpropelled howitzer project. Your ambasador visited factory in question 3 times in the last year. First long range tests were conducted in a third country ( unoficially its widly known the third country was Pakistan). and many believe its first buyer. Will see.
That's great news about Pakistan probably being the first buyer, in sha Allah we will be the first indeed.
All the factors combining is a good sustainable sign of demand and supply working in favour of Bosnia. Unfortunately, one'a gain is another's loss but that's inevitable in this industry.

Great to hear such good news coming from Bosnia. My heart goes out to our Bosnian brothers. May you have peace and prosperity.

Thanks again for the info and keeping us updated here.
 

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what type of defense co-operation we have? @Osmanovic

I want us to co-operate in the field of sports as well. Bosnia and Turkic World can be a great place for our footballers. We can in turn help them in Cricket, Hockey, Squash, Snooker etc.
Hello,

There is a real potential for cooperation for both countries. In various field. Tourism, studies, sport...Bosnia can be a hub to "jump into" Europe for Pakistan and the oposit as well.

The relaton between this two countries are excellent from the very begining.

Unfortunatelly this is not the case. The exchanges between 2 countries are extremly low. The figures for 20717. Bosnia exported goods for only 50.000€ of value and Pakistan exported to Bosnia only for 1.5 millions €. Basicaly nothing.

A real shame for both countries :undecided:

From my point of view we should set up a direct flight connection between Islamabad and Sarajevo. This could improve the economical and all others connection between two countries


Regarding the military cooperation

As it was mentioned in some previous posts, it seems Pakistan will be the tje first buyer for this



Still as per the info in the newspaper the value should be +-500.000$ per unit

I really hope the things will go in that way. That will help a lot bosnian industry. Presently this is the most complicated product from Bosnia.

I have to add that last year company IGMAN KONJIC signed contract for exportation ammunition to Pakistan.
Value of the goods 1.5 millions €

http://www.sarajevotimes.com/3-million-usd-worth-export-ammunition-bih-pakistan-agreed/
 

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Hello,

There is a real potential for cooperation for both countries. In various field. Tourism, studies, sport...Bosnia can be a hub to "jump into" Europe for Pakistan and the oposit as well.

The relaton between this two countries are excellent from the very begining.

Unfortunatelly this is not the case. The exchanges between 2 countries are extremly low. The figures for 20717. Bosnia exported goods for only 50.000€ of value and Pakistan exported to Bosnia only for 1.5 millions €. Basicaly nothing.

A real shame for both countries :undecided:

From my point of view we should set up a direct flight connection between Islamabad and Sarajevo. This could improve the economical and all others connection between two countries


Regarding the military cooperation

As it was mentioned in some previous posts, it seems Pakistan will be the tje first buyer for this



Still as per the info in the newspaper the value should be +-500.000$ per unit

I really hope the things will go in that way. That will help a lot bosnian industry. Presently this is the most complicated product from Bosnia.

I have to add that last year company IGMAN KONJIC signed contract for exportation ammunition to Pakistan.
Value of the goods 1.5 millions €

http://www.sarajevotimes.com/3-million-usd-worth-export-ammunition-bih-pakistan-agreed/
Welcome to the forum, brother. Don't forget to visit our section. :-)
 

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