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  1. Dragi

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    nice! looks like advanced technology,

    so Proka is Yugoimport no longer a "mostly photoshop company"? :azn:
     
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    They still are. Even that UAV on the pictures, is in god knows what phase of development. And that project is probably led by EDePro, not Yugoimport. I don't deny that they have few good projects (Nora B52, Lazar 3, modernization of BOV's), but they also have many more which are nothing more than dumb ideas, bad photoshop, or at most mockups.
     
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    Some info about largest defence companies in Serbia in 2016:

    Krusik Valjevo

    http://www.krusik.rs/en/

    2016 Krusik started with signed deals in total worth around 140 million dollars and ended with production worth around 50 million dollars. At the moment company have a signed orders for their gods in worth around 240 million of dollars. They expect that with investments in production that are under way, they will be able to produce half of that in 2017. Just in 2016 company ordered 60 latest generation CNC machines for metal processing. In 2016 company also employed 725 additional workers.

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    Prvi Partizan Ammunition

    https://www.prvipartizan.com/

    Prvi Partizan ended 2016 with production of 300 million rounds of ammunition in total worth around 90 milion of dollars.
    Company production capacity is sold out for a few years in advance. Few years back Prvi partizan started investment cycle worth around 35 million of euros. Two thirds of that are already completed, and Prvi partizan should open the third facility in Bela Zemlja near Uzice.

    Company expects that this will rise the total production to the amount of 350 million rounds of ammunition, worth around 120 million of dollars. Interesting fact is that Prvi Partizan is a strategic partner of FN Herstal, and each year PPU sells them ammunition worth around 10 million of euros. Also PPU was the third largest exporter of ammunition on the US market in 2016.

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/13/news/companies/ammo-imports/
     
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    Sloboda - artillery ammunition factory

    Sloboda ended the 2016 with production worth around 57 million of dollars, and with total active contracts for the future around $ 200 million. In 2014 they started four year modernization program (31.5 million euros), which aim is to expand factory production capacity, and to restore some capabilities that were lost in NATO bombing in 1999.

    In 2016 they opened the plant for production, heat treatment and surface protection of artillery cartridge cases (around EUR 4 million has been invested in this facility). And they are about to open the new facility for cutting processing, in which they invested around 10 milion euros.

    They are one of suppliers for the US armed forces trough General Dynamics.
     
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    Prva Iskra

    http://www.prvaiskra-namenska.com/

    This company was almost completely destroyed in NATO bombing in 1999. Also they suffered heavy damage during explosion in 2006. But now company succeed in restoring most of their pre war capacity. In 2016 they opened new production facility. It is the facility that was primarily intended for the synthesis of octogen and hexogen and its commissioning will double the capacity for processing of the disassembled explosives based on hexogen and octogen. The company has invested into the facility approximately USD 1.8 million, with design and engineering realised with own resources.

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    Also in 2015 they bought Montenegro company Poliex.

    http://poliex.me/en

    Company ended 2016 with production worth around 11 million dollars.
     
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    Zastava arms

    http://www.zastava-arms.rs/

    Zastava arms ended 2016 with production worth around 50 million of dollars. They participated in Pakistan army tender for the new assault rifle in 7.62x51 (and lost), and at the moment they are participating in Indian army assault rifle tender. At this moment all production capacities are sold in advance for 2017 and first four months of 2018.

    Zastava expects to end a five-year technology transfer to Azerbaijan, for the production of eight types of gun barrels for automatic firing weapons (in six calibers), worth about 30 million dollars by the end of the first quarter of 2017.

    They invested around 4.8 million of dollars in modernization of production in 2016.

    New and modernized small arms from the production of Zastava Arms, with the new system of ammunition and better ergonomic characteristics were tested by Serbian Army Special Brigade in 2016.

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    Also news from yesterday:

    Cooperation with the Beretta Company

    The three-member Beretta delegation was led by Carlo Ferlito, General Mnager of that company.

    During a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia it was pointed out that Serbia and Italy have developed bilateral relations that can be enhanced both in terms of military economic and military technological cooperation.

    Beretta expressed willingness to participate in potential joint projects with companies of the Serbian Defence Industry Group, primarily with the companies of Zastava Arms Kragujevac and The First Partizan Užice.

    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/10595/saradnja-sa-kompanijom-beretta-10595
     
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    I have to quote myself:

    Opened today:

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    So far they invested 8.8 millions of euros (6 in equipment and 2.8 in building), and additionall 6 million will be invested in new machines this year.
     
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    Milan Blagojevic

    http://www.mbnamenska.com/

    Milan blagojevic ended 2016 with total production worth around 50 million of dollars. They invested 6.2 million of euros in new machines and technology, and employed 150 additional workers. They are expecting to rise the total production in 2017 by 30%, to the sum of around 65 million of dollars.

    Serbia is one of the largest gunpowder exporters.
     
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    Some other important news about Serbian defence industry in 2016

    Serbian defence industry finished 2016 with growth around 60% when compared with 2015. Total export worth was 483 million of dollars, which is 3 times more than our total export in 2012 for example. Projected exports for 2017 are around 520-530 million of dollars.

    Construction of small arms ammunition factory started in 2016. The value of the investment is 89 million euros, and first phase of construction should be completed in march 2017. Factory projected production capacity is 140 million 9mm, 7.62 mm and 5.56 mm bullets and 10 million of 12.7mm bullets.

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    Also first time in 2016 we saw Yugoimport facility for production of high caliber artillery barrels. This puts Serbia among the rare countries with such capabilities.

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    Also new hall for cold rotary forging was opened in Krusik, for the production of rocket engine chambers, and new primers plant should be opened in this year.

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    In 2016 Yugoimport started acquisition of Zrak company from Bosnia and Hercegovina, and now they own 51% of that company. Zrak is the producer of military optics, precise mechanics, electromechanics and optoelectronics.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapid=83667299

    Three more government owned companies are expected to enter Serbian defence industry cluster in 2017. Those are Zastava trucks, FAP trucks and Yumco Vranje (uniform producer). All those companies had a lot of problems in previous years, but now parts of those companies will be separated and added to defence industry cluster. FAP will keep small series trucks production for the Serbian army, as well as chassis and platforms for different other projects of the Serbian defence industry. For example at this moment FAP is producing 21 military trucks for the Serbian army, they have an order for 30 trucks which are to be used as platforms for rocket launchers. Also FAP chassis for Egypt armored vehicle is on testing in that country, if everything goes well they will sell 255 of those to Egypt.

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    Important thing to mention is that new law in Serbia will allow for foreign companies to buy up to 49% of Serbian defence companies. At this moment there are many foreign companies from Italy, France, Russia, China... which are interested in buying shares of Serbian defence companies, entering joint ventures.... Just in 2016 we were visited by numerous companies from China. Just some examples:

    Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/9390/potpisan-sporazum-sa-kineskom-kompanijom-9390

    China Electronics Technology Group Corporation CETC
    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/9836/saradnja-sa-kineskom-kompanijom-cetc-9836

    China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation (CASIC)
    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/9957/intenziviranje-saradnje-sa-kompanijama-iz-nr-kine-9957

    Aerospace Long March International Trade ALIT
    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/9910/nastavak-saradnje-sa-kompanijama-iz-nr-kine-9910

    CPMIEC

    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/9895/intenziviranje-saradnje-sa-kineskim-kompanijama-9895

    Poly Technologies Inc
    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/9843/dalji-razvoj-saradnje-sa-kineskim-kompanijama-9843

    China's Poly Group shows interest in producing military equipment in Serbia
    https://seenews.com/news/chinas-pol...cing-military-equipment-in-serbia-govt-554776

    Cooperation with the Beretta Company
    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/10595/saradnja-sa-kompanijom-beretta-10595

    Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation with the Airbus Grоup signed

    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/10094/potpisan-memorandum-o-saradnji-sa-kompanijom-erbas-grup-10094

    Contract with Airbus Helicopters

    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/10470/ugovor-za-nabavku-helikoptera-sa-airbus-helicopters-10470


    Interstate agreements between Serbia and Belarus signed

    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/10553/potpisani-medjudrzavni-sporazumi-izmedju-srbije-i-belorusije-10553

    Industrial forum of French and Serbian producers of Arms and Military Equipment
    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/10383/ind...ih-i-srpskih-proizvodjaca-sredstava-nvo-10383

    Meeting of Serbian and Slovenian businessmen in defence industry

    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/10182/sastanak-srpskih-i-slovenackih-privrednika-namenske-industrije-10182

    Defence Minister receives Pakistan delegation
    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/10508/ministar-odbrane-primio-delegaciju-pakistana-10508

    The First Session of the Serbia-Russia Intergovernmental Commission for Military Technical Cooperation

    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/9484/prvo...adine-komisije-za-vojnotehnicku-saradnju-9484

    Strategic cooperation with Algeria

    http://www.mod.gov.rs/eng/9483/strateska-saradnja-sa-alzirom-9483




     
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    New 4x4 armored vehicle form Serbia:

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    Timoney to Supply Further Modular Driveline Systems for Yugoimport Lazar 8 X 8S

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    NAVAN, Ireland --- YugoImport-SDPR is building a further batch of Lazar 3s, which will be fitted with the Timoney designed T900 modular driveline systems. The new drivelines will be delivered during the middle of 2017 and the actual vehicles soon afterwards.

    The Lazar is designed to operate where high mobility and tight turning circles are a key part of the vehicle's requirement, such as in urban operations, medium level armed conflicts, anti-terrorist and peacekeeping operations.

    "The supply chain for the T900 demonstrates our technology transfer model. Having designed and proven the T900, we will be working with our key production partner, Texelis of France, to supply the units to YugoImports," said Shane O'Neill, Chief Executive Officer of Timoney.

    "It is this method of operating which has put us in a very sound position as we celebrate this year 50 years of supporting AFV manufacturers around the world," added Mr O'Neill.

    The T900 is designed for vehicles requiring a 9000kg weight load on each axle and includes the Timoney double wishbone suspension system to provide a high mobility capability to the vehicle. The modular T900 can be matched with Timoney's transfer cases, or those from other suppliers, and steering systems or be part of a complete under the hull mobility solution designed by the company.

    Timoney is exhibting at IDEX on stand 09-A32 and the Lazar is on display on stand 12-E20.


    Timoney Technology is a global leader in the fields of vehicle driveline technology and are specialists in the area of independent suspensions; steering systems; specialist drive solutions; transfer cases; vehicle systems engineering; vehicle dynamics, whole body vibration analysis, complete vehicle design and turnkey solutions. Timoney serves the construction, fire-fighting, vocational, military, mining and special purpose vehicle markets with both off-highway and on-highway solutions.

    Based in Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland and having been in business for 50 years, the company has exported solutions to over 40 countries either directly or through its partners. Core to the Timoney approach is technology creation for technology transfer and development through partnership.


    http://www.defense-aerospace.com/ar...ns-subcontract-for-yugoimports-lazar-afv.html
     
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    xcellent, looks better than the Russian Gaz Tiger or US HUMVEE.
    front end/drivers Cabin shared with Terminator SPAAG?
     
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    I don't have any additional info about this armored vehicle, it should have premiere tomorrow at IDEX 2017.
     
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    Lazar 3, with 12.7mm RCWS and Russian 30mm turret MB2-03. Behind those people is new 300 km range ground to ground rocket called Sumadija. Looks like a cooperation with China (WS-3).

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    Close picture of the rocket Sumadija.

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    New 4x4 armored vehicle called Milos.

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    New helicopter UCAV called Hornet.

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    Nora B52.
     
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