Yugoimport showcases Lazar III A1 8x8 armored vehicle with Kereber Remote Weapon Station

Serbian company Yugoimport introduces the latest version of its Lazar 8x8 armored vehicle fitted with a Kereber Remotely Controlled Weapon Station.
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Lazar 3 with Kereber RWS (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Lazar 3 is the latest version in the Lazar family of 8x8 wheeled armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle). It has been developed by the Serbian company Yugoimport to be configured as an APC (Armored Personel Carrier), an IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle), a command post, an ambulance, an air defense missile system, an anti-tank vehicle, and more. Lazar 3 was unveiled in 2016 and is now in service with Serbia and Turkmenistan.

The Lazar 3 has a ballistic protection Level 3 STANAG 4569 against the firing of small arms 7.62×51mm caliber AP (Amor-Piercing) at 30 meters and anti-mine protection levels 3a and 3b STANAG 4569, mine explosion pressure-activated under any wheel or track location (Level 3a), mine explosion under center (Level 3b).

The 1,400kg RWS fitted on this Lazar 3 is armed with three Hispano M55 20mm automatic guns intended for treating ground and seaborne targets at distances of up to 2,000 meters, and air targets at distances of up to 1,500 meters. Each drum loader contains 60 shells. The muzzle velocity of the ammunition is 850 m/sec. The total rate of fire of the three guns ranges from 1,950 to 2,250 rounds/minute. The firing mode – single shot or burst – can be selected for each gun separately.