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President Vucic Witnesses New Serbian Defense Technology at Military Technical Institute

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President Vucic Witnesses New Serbian Defense Technology at Military Technical Institute

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President Vucic Witnesses New Serbian Defense Technology at Military Technical Institute
President Vucic Witnesses New Serbian Defense Technology at Military Technical Institute

President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Miloš Vucevic, Chief of General Staff SAF General Milan Mojsilovic, and executives from Yugoimport-SDPR, embarked on a significant visit to the Serbian weapons and aircraft designer Military Technical Institute (MTI). The tour witnessed the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Defense, SAF, Yugoimport-SDPR, defense industry factories, and MTI, collectively underlining the collaborative efforts driving Serbia’s advancements in defense technology. This display underscores Serbia’s commitment to innovation and self-reliance in meeting the evolving challenges of national security and defense.

Gavran (Raven) loitering area denial weapon
Gavran (Raven) loitering area denial weapon. (Photo by Yugoimport-SDPR)

Among the standout innovations showcased were Komarac (Mosquito) drone and Vrabac (Sparrow) UAV, boasting a surveillance range of up to 25 kilometers. The President also received updates on the operational capabilities of Pegasus UAV, already in service with the Serbian Armed Forces (SAF). Drawing significant attention were the products stemming from the research and development endeavors and production initiatives of Yugoimport-SDPR. These included Lazar 3 multipurpose combat armored vehicle, Miloš 2 combat armored vehicle, Nora B-52 NG 155 mm self-propelled gun-howitzer, Tamnava 128/262 mm multi-tube modular self-propelled rocket launcher, Alas guided missile, and Gavran (Raven) loitering area denial weapon, among others.

Nora B-52 NG 155 mm self-propelled gun-howitzer
Nora B-52 NG 155 mm self-propelled gun-howitzer. (Photo by Yugoimport-SDPR)

The purpose of the visit was to witness a comprehensive display of both combat and non-combat systems, an array of weaponry, and the latest advancements from the Serbian defense industry, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones. Of particular interest during President Vu?i?’s tour of the MTI were the prototypes of kamikaze drones. He was briefed on various drone models, notably the “Gavran” (Raven), designed for surveillance and precision attacks across diverse targets such as tanks, armored vehicles, command posts, artillery positions, and both mobile and stationary targets. Additionally, a variety of small arms weapons, including automatic rifles, pistols, and sniper rifles, were prominently displayed.

Miloš 2 combat armored vehicle
Miloš 2 combat armored vehicle. (Photo by Yugoimport-SDPR)

Military Technical Institute is a Serbian weapons and aircraft design institute, headquartered in Belgrade, and governed by the Serbian Ministry of Defence. It is a top-level military scientific research institution in Serbia, dealing with research and development (R&D) of new weaponry and military equipment as well as with upgrade of the inventory for both branches of the Serbian Armed Forces. The institute cooperates with Serbian Armed Forces (including its Technical Testing Center) and Yugoimport SDPR in designing and testing new weapons systems. Yugoimport–SDPR is a Serbian state-owned weapons manufacturer as well as intermediary company for the import and export of defense-related equipment.

Tamnava 128/262 mm multi-tube modular self-propelled rocket launcher
Tamnava 128/262 mm multi-tube modular self-propelled rocket launcher. (Photo by Yugoimport-SDPR)

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