Serbia’s Yugoimport-SDPR (Stand S5-339) produces a wide range of defence equipment. One of the products being showcased at DSEI is a new light attack/trainer aircraft. Known as Sova (owl), it was first unveiled at the Partner 2015 exhibition in Belgrade in June.
Sova is a modernised version of the UTVA 75 four-seat light aircraft with a Garmin G500 ‘glass’ cockpit. Power is provided by a Lycoming IO-390 four-cylinder piston engine. Although mainly aimed at training duties and sport flying, the Sova can also be fitted with light armament on two underwing hardpoints for armed patrol or basic weapons training. The hardpoints can carry a 50kg bomb, 7.62mm machine gun pod or HP3 sevenround launchers for 57mm rockets.