The Ministry of Defence Republic of Serbia announced on its website on 25-26 April that Serbian Army (Kopnena vojska Srbije) G2000 rockets have achieved a range of 40 km during live firings. Serbian Army Mixed Artillery Brigade and Technical Test Centre held field drills with modernized Oganj 122mm LRSVM (Lanser Raketa Samohodni Visecevni Modularni or Multiple Launch Rocket System) M18 armoured cab during the official visit Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vulin, and the delegation of the Ministry of Defence.
This is not the first time the modular OGANJ system has fired a G2000 rocket, but it is the first firing in Serbia at a maximum range of about 40 kilometers, which was a good opportunity to test both electronic systems and rockets and the effects of the weapon and the missile used together. The G2000 is a new generation of 122 mm extended range rocket developed by Yugoimport based on original 122 mm rocket 9M22U which are fully compatible with BM-21, RM-70 and Serbian produced launchers MORAVA, SP MLRS 40. This rocket has a maximum firing range of 40 km.
The M-77 Oganj (NATO designation: YMRL-32) is a 128mm self-propelled multiple rocket launcher developed in the former Yugoslavia. Military Technical Institute Belgrade on demand from Serbia army has produced modernization program for Oganj M-77. Fixed barrels will be replaced with container system similar like LRSVM Morava and it will include modern navigation and fire control system. The vehicle is fitted with the latest generation aiming system including INS, GPS and weapon control system.
The Oganj based on a 6×6 military truck chassis FAP 2026 fitted with new armour crew cab developed by Zastava offering protection against the firing of small arms 12.7mm heavy machine gun and artillery shell splinters. The truck is fitted with a launcher station which is mounted on an electrically power-operated turntable which has a traverse of 360Â°. The crew cab can accommodate four military personnel. There is two small bulletproof windows at the front and two doors on each side with one small bulletproof windows in the upper part. For its self-protection, the roof of the crew cab is fitted with an open-top turret which is armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun.