SOFEX 2018

Fire power from Serbia [SOFEX18D2]

09 May 2018

Yugoimport of Serbia (Hall 1, Stand B155) has brought models of its latest self-propelled (SP) artillery systems.

The latest Aleksandar 155mm/52 calibre SP artillery system is based on a KAMAX 8x8 truck platform, mounted on the rear of which is the weapon, with a magazine with 12 rounds of ready-use ammunition and another 12 rounds in reserve.

It is being marketed with a standard 23-litre chamber, which meets the NATO Joint Ballistic Memorandum of Understanding, or a 25-litre chamber.

The maximum range is 37.5km when fi ring a 155mm extended range full bore (ERFB) projectile; this can be increased to 49km using an ERFB-base bleed (ERFB-BB) projectile. Firing the velocity enhanced artillery projectile, which uses a combination of rocket assist and base bleed, a maximum range of 6km is claimed. It has a high rate of fi re with a multiple round simultaneous impact capability of four 155mm projectiles at a range of 25km.

The weapon is fired by remote control by the crew seated in the fully protected and enclosed cab at the front, which also contains the computerised fire control system and land navigation system. To provide a more stable fi ring platform, four hydraulic stabilisers are lowered to the ground.

Serbia has a long tradition of the design, development and production of multiple-rocket launchers (MRL) for the home and export markets. Here at SOFEX, it is showing a model of its latest Shumadia MRL, which, like the Aleksandar, is based on an 8x8 chassis for improved mobility.

The Shumadia MRL has eight launcher tubes mounted at the rear. These can fi re rockets out to a maximum range of 285km employing trajectory correction, with a claimed circular error of probability of 50m when using a global position system/inertial navigation system.

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