Having an infrastructure inherited from Yugoslavia in the defence filed, Serbia continues to develop its domestic systems with local resources.
The Serbian Ministry of Defence announced that the Igla MANPAD (Man-Portable Air Defence System) was integrated into the PASARS 6×6 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun systems within the scope of the work carried out by the VTI (Military Technical Institute / Vojnotehnički Institut).
It was determined that two Igla launchers were integrated into the right side of the turret equipped with a Bofors 40 mm L70 air defence gun In the released images. The platform, which was tested at the Batajnica Air Base located near Belgrade, also performed a mission by connecting to the M85 Žirafa air defence radar through a digital channel for the first time.
The M85 will be the main surveillance system for PASARS batteries, an official from the Serbian Ministry of Defense said. Currently started a modernization programme especially focused on a software and receiver hardware. The systems consist of Ericsson manufactured M75 surveillance and target detection radars and FAP2026 truck.
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (December 16, 2021) An MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), assigned to Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 (VUP-19), sits on the flight line at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, 2021. VUP-19, the Navy’s first Triton squadron, will continue to maintain and operate the aircraft off the East Coast to further develop the concept of operations and refine tactics, techniques, and procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan T. Beard/ Released)