Serbia wants to increase its presence on military market in the Middle East at GDA 2011 1412114
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Gulf Defence & Aerospace Exhibition and Conference
Kuwait City , Kuwait
12 - 14 December 2011
Serbian Defence Industry at GDA 2011
|Serbia wants to increase its presence on military market in the Middle East at GDA 2011.|
The Serbian defense industry wants to increase its presence on military market in the Middle East with the presentation of its business office DKS at the Defence exhibition GDA 2011, which will be responsible to create business relation with the Gulf countries.
Serbian defence industry booth at GDA 2011 with DKS
At GDA 2011, Serbia presents a full range of military products, including the wheeled self-propelled howitzer Nora and the multi-role combat vehicle Lazar designed, manufactured and marketed by the country. Before it fell apart in the wars of the 1990s, the former Yugoslavia was a big arms exporter.
NATO damaged many of Serbia’s weapon factories in 1999 during the Kosovo war. But the industry has started to recover. In 2008 Serbian military exports were worth $200m. Last year they brought in twice that sum (not including a $400m contract, signed in November, to build three arms factories in Algeria).
Yugoimport-SDPR, the trading arm for six of Serbia’s main producers, says sales have been growing by 30% a year since 2002. Defence accounts for 4% of Serbian exports and 10,000 jobs.
Scale model of the LAZAR multi-role combat armoured vehicle at GDA 2011
Early 2009, the Serbian defense Company Yugoimport had completed the prototype of a new Multi-Role Armoured Combat Vehicle (MRACV) called LAZAR. The LAZAR 8x8 is a multi-purpose armored vehicle designed following modern world trends in the development of a family of wheeled armoured vehicles intended for carrying out of a number of tactical tasks in different armed conflicts.
The LAZAR can be equipped with a full range of weapon station armed with machine gun or 30 mm cannon. The turret/weapon station/gun-mount weighs between 400kg and 2t. Its diameter ranges between 640mm and 1600mm based on the allied armament.
The V-shaped armoured body can withstand the explosions of antitank mines and improvised explosive devices beneath the vehicle wheels and vehicle floor.
Scale model of Nora wheeled self-propelled howitzer 155mm at GDA 2011
The Nora is a wheeled self-propelled 155 mm howitzer, which is based on a 8x8 chassis truck and armed with a modified version of the 152 mm field gun-howitzer M84 NORA-A.