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Serbian Special Forces receive ten Milosh 4x4 armored vehicles.

| 2021

According to a statement released by the Serbian Ministry of Defense (MoD) on January 18, 2021, the Serbian army 72nd Special Operations Brigade has officially taken the delivery of 10 new Milosh 4x4 armored vehicles manufactured by the State Defense company Yugoimport.
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Milosh armored vehicle of the Serbian army 72nd Special Operations Brigade. (Picture source Serbian MoD)

The 72nd Brigade for Special Operations is an elite unit of the Serbian Armed Forces overseeing the various special operations in the Serbian Army. It consists of special reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, commando, and diving units. Unit is under the direct command of the Chief of the Serbian General Staff. The new Milosh 4x4 armored vehicle will be used by the 72nd Brigade for Special Operation to conduct reconnaissance, anti-terrorist and anti-guerrilla warfare, and territory control operations.

The Milosh also called BOV M16 is a multi-purpose 4x4 armored vehicle in the category of MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle that was fully developed and produced by the Serbian state-owned defense company Yugoimport SDPR. It was unveiled for the first time at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in February 2017.

The design of the Milosh 4x4 multi-purpose armored is based on a monocoque hull and a new type of 4x4 chassis, fully designed, developed, and manufactured in Serbia by Yugoimport. In APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) configuration, the vehicle can accommodate up to 8 soldiers including driver and commander.

The Milosh is fitted with a Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) mounted on the roof of the vehicle that can be armed with a 12.7mm machine gun, automatic grenade launchers, long-range anti-tank guided missile systems, air-defense rocket systems.

The Milsoh suspension consists of a T700 driveline that has been developed by Timoney and Texelis with independent suspension system which ensures high mobility in any terrain and weather conditions. The vehicle is powered by a 6.9 l, six-cylinder Cummins ISB 300 diesel engine coupled to an Allison 3500SP six-speed automatic transmission. It can run at a maximum road speed of 110 km/h

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