IDEX 2017

Milosh motors in [IDEX17D2]

19 February 2017

Serbia’s Yugoimport-SDPR (Stand 12-E20) is unveiling its new Milosh (4x4) multi-purpose armoured vehicle for the first time.

Milosh has been developed to undertake a wide range of battlefield missions including use as an ambulance, armoured personnel carrier (APC), command vehicle and reconnaissance vehicle, as well as a platform for various weapon systems.

It has an all-welded steel armour hull with an appliqué passive armour package, which provides protection to NATO STANAG 4569 standards.

The front-mounted power pack consists of a Cummins ISB 300 diesel engine coupled to an Allison 3500 SP automatic transmission, which gives a maximum road speed of up to 110km/h.

The new T700 drive line has been developed by Timoney and Texelis to meet a maximum gross axle weight requirement of up to 7,000kg, which gives a gross vehicle weight of 14,000kg. This uses proven modular assemblies such as wheel hubs and differentials from the Texelis rigid axle range in conjunction with Timoney independent suspension technology, to provide a high level of cross-country mobility and a good ride for the occupants. The Milosh powered steering system has also been designed by Timoney.

The complete wheel assembly has been provided by Tyron and uses runflat inserts to ensure the mobility of the vehicle for up to 50km in case the tyres are damaged by enemy action.

When being used as an APC, Milosh typically has a crew of eight consisting of commander, gunner, driver and five dismounts who can rapidly leave the Milosh via doors in the sides or the power-operated ramp at the rear, which can be operated by the driver or the dismounts.

A wide range of weapons can be mounted on the roof including a locally developed remote weapon station armed with a stabilised 12.7mm machine gun coupled to a day/night sensor suite.

Standard equipment includes an air-conditioning system, NBC system, communications and day/ night driving equipment.

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