POS 145 Shoulder Launched Anti-tank Guided Missile
POS 145 Shoulder Launched Anti-tank Guided Missile

Yugoimport Unveils POS 145 Shoulder Launched Anti-tank Guided Missile

The POS 145 is a light anti-tank fire & forget guided missile which does not require further guidance after launches such as illumination of the target or wire guidance, and can hit its target without the launcher being in the line of sight of the target. It is developed primarily for missions against moving tanks, armored vehicles and fortifications. Its guidance system is based on the video/infrared homing head. Serbian company Yugoimport presents the POS 145, a new generation of light anti-tank missile weapon system designed to destroy tanks, armored vehicles, or fortifications at a distance from 0.4 to 2.5 km at Partner 2021, defense exhibition in Serbia.

The POS 145 has a weight of 17 kg with the missile, a length of 1150 mm, and a diameter of 155mm. The missile can be used against static and moving targets with a hit probability from 70 to 80%. The propulsion of the missile consists of a solid rocket motor. The missile is fitted with a tandem-shaped charge warhead weighing 6.4 kg and has a firing range from 0.4 to 2.5 km. The POS 145 is a single-shot missile system consisting of the launcher unit, one anti-tank missile, a grip with a trigger, one sighting system, and a shoulder unit mounted in the center lower part of the tube launcher.

POS 145 missile composition (with tandem warhead):
1. Propulsion section / Booster motor
2. Wings with control surfaces
3. Heat warhead
4. Battery block
5. Electronic block
6. Front heat warhead
7. Homing head

The tube launcher is a disposable unit, after the launching, a new container with one missile can be easily fitted on the launching mechanism. Using the sight system mounted on the left side of the tube launcher, the operator could acquire the target and press the trigger to launch the missile that follows approximately the ballistic trajectory in the vertical plane, providing for a greater angle of incidence. Based on the image obtained from the homing head, the missile trajectory can be corrected to match the target speed, which results in an automatic hit of the moving target.

Yugoimport–SDPR is a Serbian state-owned weapons manufacturer as well as intermediary company for the import and export of defense-related equipment. It is headquartered in Belgrade, with production facilities in Velika Plana, Kursumlija, Uzici and Pancevo. The company is the sole intermediary company that represents the Serbian government and Serbian military–industrial complex in the sphere of importation and exportation of defense equipment as well as technology transfers (through selling production licenses to foreign customers, such as those for MLRS M-87 Oganj to Iraq, for grenade launchers to Azerbaijan, small-caliber ammunition to India and Algeria).