Serbia test-fires indigenous pre-fragmented ammunition from PASARS SPAAG

by Igor Bozinovski

Serbia’s second prototype of the PASARS 6×6 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) test fired indigenously-developed 40 mm pre-fragmented ammunition at ground targets on the Miokovci firing range on 9 June, the Serbian Ministry of Defence reported on its website later the same day.

Serbia’s PASARS SPAAG test fired indigenously-developed 40 mm pre-fragmented ammunition at ground targets on the Miokovci firing range on 9 June. (Serbian MoD)

Serbia’s PASARS SPAAG test fired indigenously-developed 40 mm pre-fragmented ammunition at ground targets on the Miokovci firing range on 9 June. (Serbian MoD)

Acting Assistant Minister for Materiel Resources Nenad Miloradović said new pre-fragmented projectiles with a standard shell casing and tungsten balls with high penetration were used in the testing.

Produced by the ‘Sloboda Company – Serbia’ munitions plant in Čačak, the ammunition has a new fuze through which it receives a radio command on when to explode from the electronic timing subsystem installed in the vehicle.

This ensures that all projectiles explode in the air above and in front of the target, which multiplies the effect of the projectile, significantly increasing the effectiveness of PASARS against aerial and ground targets, Miloradović explained.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/serbia-test-fires-indigenous-pre-fragmented-ammunition-from-pasars-spaag

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