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  1. proka89

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    I have already posted many things about defense industry in Serbia, and some of you are probably more or less informed about our capabilities, but i decided to open one topic where i could just put all the news about Serbian defense industry, without having to open new topic every time when i wish to present something new.

    Serbian defense industry is one of the largest in this part of the Europe. We are exporting around 300 million of dollars annually, and that export is growing every year.

    We had some serious problems after the NATO bombing in 1999, which together with sanctions before that, almost completely destroyed our defense companies. Some of them were completely destroyed (with bombs). Still we recovered pretty good after all of that, but there are still many problems which we plan to solve in the future, one of them is necessity to modernize our factories, and in the next three years we plan to invest around 200 000 000 $, in to modernization and acquiring of new technologies.

    All state owned defense companies in Serbia are represented by Yugoimport SDPR:

    They also have development sector, and now they are building new factory of complex battle systems, in which they will produce armored vehicles, self propelled howitzers....

    So let's start with some products and projects.

    Guided weapons:

    ALAS and LORANA:

    They are project of the Serbian company called Edepro.

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    Self-propelled ALAS Lorana missile system at Partner 2013



    BUMBAR (BUMBLE-BEE)

    GENAERAL PERFORMANCE DATA
    • Missile calibre 136 mm
    • Minimum range 75 m
    • Maximum range 600 m
    • Flight time up to max range 4.6 s
    • Hit probability 90%
    • System realibility 90%
    • Penetration behind ERA 900 mm
    • Mass of weapon 19.8 kg
    • Mass of tripod 4 kg
    • Mass of firing post 4 kg
    • Length of weapon 1.164 mm
    • Temperature range -30 oC to 50 oC
    • Crew 1+1

    Bumbar antitank missile to finish acceptance tests in 2013

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    The largest window on the new optical unit developed for the production version of the Bumbar firing post is for the thermal camera. The three horizontal windows are for the daytime television camera (left), the narrow field-of-view guidance camera (centre), and the wide field-of-view guidance camera (right). The two windows to the right of the thermal camera are for the laser rangefinder.

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    Bumbar 3000 with a range of 3000 m is under development.

    GROM(THUNDER):

    Grom A/B air-to-ground missile family is comprised of:

    Grom-A, radio-command guided missile, combining high missile speed with high level of combat survivability owing to minimum amount that launching platform has to spent in the combat zone

    Grom-B, with terminal guidance of man-in-the loop type, with TV (optionally IIR) homing head, representing modern fire-and-update precision guided weapon system. This missile, in the final stage of flight, is controlled by the pilot/weapon system officer (navigator), who directs the missile via two-way data link to the desired aimpoint, based on the target image received from the missile homing head.

    Grom air-to-ground missile is capable o engaging following targets:

    - Lightly and medium armored ground targets-current and future MBT’s,
    - C3I infrastructure nodes,
    - Various types of field fortifications
    - Large scale industrial facilities
    - Various types of surface vessels, of different displacement.

    Basic features of the Grom missile family are:

    - Possibility of terminal guidance (man-in-the loop)
    - Stand-off range which enables launching of the missile outside of the range of enemy air-defence assets. This greatly enhances the survivability of the aircraft and the crew
    - Two stage propulsion group (booster+sustainer engine).The second stage is activated at safe distance from the launching aircraft
    - Physical and chemical properties of the rocket fuel permit long storage without need for additional checkups
    - Modern guidance with TV (optionally IIR) “man-in-the loop” terminal homing requiring two-way datalink. This type of terminal homing increases significantly missiles’ accuracy, since the pilot or WSO via monitor in the cockpit can choose the aimpoint on the target. Also, there is an option of retargeting, if the primary target has left the area. In that case secondary target is chosen, or if not the missile is guided to the point where it detonates without causing any damage.
    - HEAT warhead capable of penetrating 1100mm RHA and 250mm of concrete, gives this missile significant capability in anti-armour warfare
    - Ease of maintenance greatly reduces logistic support-crew training is performed on special ground based simulator.
    - Grom missiles can be launched from various types of combat aircraft and training/light attack aircraft, thereby increasing their combat potential.

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    LVB-250F:

    LVB-250F is laser guided bomb in class of 250 kg, converted from standard “dumb” general purpose or penetration aerial bomb. LVB-250F is comprised of following subsystems:

    - guidance kit
    - warhead
    - stabilizing unit

    Guidance system is of modified pursuit type. Three signal sensors are used for guidance: aerodynamic sensor-vane, laser seeker (coordinator optoelectronics) and gyroscope unit. Signal processing is accomplished by a guidance computer unit. Control system is realized by two independent channels with two pairs of rudders powered by electromechanical actuators.

    LVB-250F can be integrated with various types of Western and Eastern fighter air-craft, providing them with pinpoint accuracy attack capability.

    Laser target designation for LVB-250F can come from different sources:

    - Laser designation pod fitted on host aircraft,
    - Laser designation unit operated by ground based forward positioned designator (a.k.a. FAC-A)
    - Laser designation pod fitted on other aircraft.

    Depending on customer’s request, laser guidance conversion kit can be used also on smaller weight aerial bombs of 100 kg class, which results with smaller action radius footprint which is in line with modern battlefield requirements.

    The main technical data:
    Release altitude, m 50-5000
    Release speed, M up to 0.9
    Length, mm 3145
    Wingspan, mm 1130
    Body diameter, mm 325
    Weight, kg 310
    Range, km up to 10
    CEP, m 5

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    Serbia plans a 128 mm guided air-to-ground rocket:

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    Displayed at the DSEI 2013 exhibition in London, this prototype seeker for the planned 128 mm guided air-to-ground rocket contained only a TV sensor. The definitive design is expected to have TV and SAL modes.


    And that's all about guided weapons,but i will keep adding info about our other projects later.
     
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    Armored vehicles:

    Currently we are producing or developing wide range of armored vehicles.

    BOV M10 and BOV M11:

    These two vehicles are further development of basic BOV (Borbeno Oklopno Vozilo - Combat Armored Vehicle). Basic use of them should be together with batteries of Nora B 52 self propelled howitzers.

    The first one (BOV M10) is command and control vehicle:

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    The second one (BOV M11) is reconnaissance vehicle:

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    Both of them are armed with 12,7mm RCWS.

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    Lazar BTR-SR-8808:

    Lazar is first Serbian 8x8 armored vehicle. The first version had many problems, and since then Lazar 1 has been upgraded and improved.

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    Also during the recent visit of our defence minister to the complex battle systems company, we were able to see a new version of Lazar 1. For now i don't have any other informations about this project.

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    Lazar 2

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    wasn't a pilot killed testing the Grom missile when his Orao crashed? It seems like a J22 goes down every 6 months. I wish they would build or buy new strike aircraft before investing in very expensive fighters.
    The vehicles look great though, the fact that Kuwait still has their M84's and plans to keep them is a testament to the quality of serbian manufacturing.
     
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    pretty good article today on Serbian defense industry. I had no idea the UAE has invested a Billion dollars, and today the Russians officially broke ground on South Stream. I think the best days are still ahead.

    I just hope the UAE is not supporting the jihad in Syria backed by the US and Saudi Arabia. It would be bad for Serbia to be associated with that, especially from a moral perspective. The US is basically doing the same thing there they did to Yugoslavia

    EU hopeful Serbia builds unexpected alliance with Emirates - Yahoo Finance
     
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    No he wasn't testing the Grom missile, he was testing the plane after the maintenance. And they are not going down every 6 months. Since the breakup of Yugoslavia, five J22 were lost in accidents, including this one.

    And M84 was manufactured in whole Yugoslavia, not only Serbia. Only some parts were made here.

    They did not invest 1 billion of dollars in Serbian defence industry. They are planning to invest around 200 millions in ALAS missile.
     
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    @WebMaster

    Is it possible for me to get the permission to edit previous posts in this thread, so i could fix the dead links, and replace the fucked up pictures

     
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    Serbian ammo maker Prvi Partizan signs export deals, raises output capacity



    This year PPU will export ammo in total worth of 70 million $.
     
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    Bad news, they have committed dollars to a special cause in Syria.

    Serbian Lasta-95 by UTVA

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    Really interesting and for the price tag this is an excellent product.
     
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    Any details about this RWS ????
     
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    Bangladesh army new BOV M11 with 12.7mm:
     
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    If fired upon the optics box then the system become useless ???
     
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    Just like any other 12.7 RCWS.

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