NORA B-52 from Serbia 155mm howitzer demonstrated in UAE
Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vulin, and the delegation of the Ministry of Defense and the Serbian Armed Forces were in United Arab Emirates on November 21, 2017 to demonstrate the best products and innovations of the Serbian defense industry including the NORA B-52 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer.
Serbian-made Yugoimport NORA B-52K1 8x8 155mm self-propelled howitzer in live firing demonstration in United Arab Emirates (UAE) (Source pictures Serbian MoD)
The version that has performed live firing demonstration in United Arab Emirates was the NORA B-52K1 based on a KAMAZ 8x8 military truck chassis. The NORA B-52K1 was unveiled for the first time the public in June 2011 during the Partner defense exhibition in Serbia. The NORA B-52 is already in service with Myanmar, Kenya, Bangladesh, Serbia and Algeria.
The NORA B-52K1 is a 155mm 52 caliber self-propelled howitzer designed and developed by the Serbian Defense Company YugoImport. The NORA-B52 K1 truck-mounted artillery system is upgraded version of basic weapon NORA-B52.
The main armament of NORA B-52K1 consists of a 155 mm barrel length of 52 calibers, 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.
The NORA B-52K1 crew cab of the truck and the 155mm gun turret can be fitted with armour offering ballistic protection against firing of small arms and artillery shell splinters.
The NORA B-52K1 artillery weapon system 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.