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Visit of BSS Yugoimport Nora B-52 factory and live firing Army Recognition Group Defense Web TV 2804151


Military Defense Industry Technology - NORA B-52K1
 
Visit BSS Yugoimport Nora B-52K1 howitzer factory & live firing Army Recognition Defense Web TV
The Serbian Defense Company Yugoimport opens the door of its new BSS "Complex Combat System" factory in Velika Plana (Serbia) for Army Recognition Group Defense Web Tv press team to visit the production line of the 155mm 8x8 self-propelled howitzer NORA B-52K1. Yugoimport has launched the opening of its new factory to increase the production of NORA B-52 howitzer to meet new international orders and interest from many countries in Asia and Africa.
     
The Serbian Defense Company Yugoimport opens the door of its new BSS "Complex Combat System" factory in Velika Plana (Serbia) for Army Recognition Group Defense Web Tv press team to visit the production line of the 155mm 8x8 self-propelled howitzer NORA B-52K1 . Yugoimport has launched the opening of its new factory to increase the production of NORA B-52 howitzer to meet new international orders and interest from many countries in Asia and Africa. Yugoimport BSS factory of NORA B-52 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer
     
The NORA B-52K1 is a 155mm 52 caliber self-propelled howitzer designed and developed by the Serbian Defence Company YugoImport.
 
According the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Nora B-52 is in service Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Kenya, and could be enter in service with the Serbian armed forces. The NORA B-52 showed at the factory during our visit was mounted on Kamaz truck chassis but the gun system can be fitted to any truck able to carry the weight of the system. The platform with the artillery system can be easily adapted to any types of trucks thanks the use of an universal platform.

The main armament of NORA B-52K1 consists of a 155 mm barrel length of 52 calibres, fitted with semi automatic breech block, automatic loader and an advanced solution of powder chamber self-opturating system. Automatic loader consists of two cassettes containing 12 projectiles and 12 propellant charges, projectile and charge feeder and chain rammer controlled by PLC thus increasing firing rate and minimizing crew effort. Loader can be refilled from the container on the deck of the vehicle. Container has 8 removable cassettes each containing 6 housings. This makes total combat set 36 rounds. Gun-ammunition system is fully compatible with 155mm NATO Agreement requirements. During transport/travelling of the weapon, its armament is turned forward, above the vehicle cabin, with the barrel being fixed by barrel holder.
     
     
To provide a more stable firing platform, four hydraulic stabilisers are lowered to the ground by remote control, on either side of the chassis and two at the rear. To increase the self-protection of the vehicle, a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm can be mounted at the top of the crew cabin. The NORA B-52K1 can fire at a maximum range of 41.2 km with a full range of ammunitions as HE ERFB-BB, ERFB-BT, standard 155mm M107 or laser beam guided projectile. Two smoke grenade dischargers are mounted on each side at the front of the crew cabin.

The Nora-B-52K1 is equipped with a Fire Control System (FCS) with hardware and software improvements providing better battlefield navigation , gun barrel laying in traverse and elevation and fully automatic firing data calculation.

Army Recognition Defense Web Tv team has also the chance to assist a live firing of one battery of NORA B-52. . This artillery vehicle is fully integrated into AFCCS (Artillery Fire Command and Control System) for battlefield observation, target acquisition, data transfer, ballistic computation and fire command instructions transfer. The NORA B-52K1 I can be ready to fire the first round in less than 60 sec and leave its firing position in the same time. The gun system is able to fire at a maximum rate of fire of 4 rounds/min.
 

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