Serbian Army To Receive PASARS-16 SPAAG Armed With MISTRAL 3 MANPAD
Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Nebojša Stefanovi?, Ph.D., advised the Radio Tv of Serbia that in 2022, the Serbian Military will get new 12 PASARS-16 self-propelled anti-aircraft weapons and 18 units of French Mistral 3 surface-to-air man-portable air-defense system that might be mounted on PASARS methods. Unveiled in 2017 as a prototype based mostly on older FAP 2026 off-road army chassis by a Serbian state-owned middleman firm for the import and export of defense-related gear Yugoimport SDPR, the PASARS-16 is designed by the Serbian Army Technical Institute in Belgrade with the protected cabin being constructed by Serbian automotive and protection firm Zastava TERVO of Kragujevac, Serbia. Three corporations are concerned within the serial manufacturing of PASARS 16, FAP Priboj is producing FAP 2228 6×6 chassis, Zastava TERVO is producing armored cabin whereas PPT-Namenska AD is a finalist for hydraulics and integrating gun and rockets.
PASARS-16 is a Serbian cell hybrid self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) air protection system in serial manufacturing based mostly on the brand new Fabrika automobila Priboj 2228 6 × 6 general-purpose off-road army chassis. Mounted on the rear of the automobile, a rotary cab holds a single barrel Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft gun and two RLN-1C/170 infrared surface-to-air missiles the system is linked with a modernized M85 Zirafa air protection radar. New programmable ammunition consisting of 1100 Tungsten pellets is developed for use with 40mm gun giving to system Airburst spherical firing functionality. Gun can use a thermal digicam to have interaction targets. As of June 2020, three variations of PASARS exist Pasars-16 with 40mm gun and 9K38 Igla, Pasars-16 with 40mm gun and Mistral 3 rockets, and Pasars-16 with 40mm gun and RLN-IC/170 rockets. All variations can talk and acquire knowledge from completely different radars together with Giraffe radar.
The PASARS-16 important armament is the Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft autocannon. Designed within the Nineteen Thirties by the Swedish arms producer AB Bofors, throughout the 1970’s Serbian arms producer Zastava Arms acquired from Bofors a license to provide the L/70 model along with the laser-computer group. Ammunition for the autocannon is domestically produced for home use and export by Serbian ammunition and manufacturing firm Sloboda ?a?ak together with ammunition of elevated vary. The PASARS has been noticed with a laser rangefinder and day/night time sighting system. Ammunition for the gun is fed in clips from the highest with empty casings ejected ahead of the mount. System for computerized stabilization and leveling, consisting of hydraulic arms and software program that operates them, contributes to the time needed for emplacement of fireplace place being extraordinarily brief, lower than a minute, whereas the firing fee on targets is 5 rounds per second. Gun feeding is completed utilizing a 44 spherical charger.
Integration of “Mistral 3 Manpad” with PASARS-16 system, one can have a deadly weapon able to offering environment friendly AD safety of armored and mechanized items immediately from battle formation, and to open extremely environment friendly hearth on targets on the bottom. Mistral is an infrared homing man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) manufactured by the European multinational firm MBDA missile methods (previously by Matra BAe Dynamics). Primarily based on the French SATCP (Sol-Air à Très Courte Portée), the moveable missile later to change into the Mistral started growth in 1974. It was initially deployed in 1988 for the primary model (S1), 1997 for the second model (M2), and 2019 for the third model (M3). The Mistral entered manufacturing in 1989 and is now deployed in numerous kinds by 37 armed forces of 25 nations together with Austria, the Brazilian Marine Corps, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, and Venezuela.
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