Serbian Army orders six new Lazar-2 multi-purpose armored vehicles in 2016

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The first six new Lazar-2 multi-purpose armored vehicles for Serbian Armed Forces to be received before the end of the year.

Serbia was intending to procure 12 new Lazar-2 multi-purpose armored vehicles (delivery of the first batch of 6 armored vehicles is currently expected in December 2016) for Armed Forces and more than 20 armored vehicles with 12.7 mm gun for Gendarmery. Serbian Armed Forces have interest in buying 200 armored wheel-type vehicles as infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).

The new-generation Lazar 2 8×8 multi-role armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by Serbian defence company YugoImport-SDPR was unveiled at the Partner International Fair of Defense Systems and Equipment held in Belgrade, Serbia, in June 2013.

Based on Lazar BTR-SR-8808 mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle, the enhanced Lazar 2 offers high-mobility and is operable in all terrain conditions.

The vehicle is equipped with a rear ramp for easier entrance and exit, and has two doors embedded within that ramp for emergency situations. It also features a separate door for the driver and commander, located on the driver side. It features five bullet proof windows and firing ports on each side of the vehicle, as well as two on the rear of the vehicle. This allows the troops inside the vehicle to have a high situational awareness and to engage targets from inside the safety of the vehicle. The driver has five cameras, which provide him with a near 360° field of visibility. Two are located in front of the driver’s hatch, two are covering the sides of the vehicle, and one is installed in the rear of the vehicle to aid with reverse driving. In the IFV configuration, it seats three crew members and nine troops.

The driver has five cameras, which provide him with a near 360° field of visibility. Two are located in front of the driver’s hatch, two are covering the sides of the vehicle, and one is installed in the rear of the vehicle to aid with reverse driving. In the IFV configuration, it seats three crew members and nine troops.

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