Serbian state-owned defence company Yugoimport has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the Lazar-3 multirole armored vehicle during a visit of Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin and Chief of General Staff of the Army of Serbia General Ljubiša Diković on the “Nikinci” military range.
Lazar 3 is a new Serbian armored wheeled vehicle designed for various applications and missions. Lazar 3 has a highly sophisticated, modular ballistic protection. The hull is made of armored steel and can be fitted with a spall liner.
The applied ballistic protection can be tailored to the specific needs of the user and allows for application of additional state-of-the-art ballistic protection technologies throughout the vehicle service life.
The vehicle floor has two levels of anti-mine protection. It is capable of sustained speeds of 110km/h on level roads.
Dimensions and weight
• Length: 7920mm
• Width: 2950mm
• Height (without turret): 2320mm
• Clearance: 420mm
• Approach angle: 45°
• Departure angle: 38°
• Wheel base: 2530mm
• Spacing between axles: 1500mm-1800mm-1450mm
• Engine space: 5m³
• Crew space: 15m³
• Combat weight (depending of mission and protection): 22-26t
• Max. weight: 28t
The number of the crew depends on the type of a mission and the weapons used in the vehicle. When the vehicle is equipped with the remote control weapon station (RCWS), the vehicle should be manned with 12 troops (commander, driver, gunner + 9 soldiers), while the version with a turret would be manned with one soldier less.
The Lazar 3 vehicle has a remote control weapon station (RCWS), which can be armed with one 30mm M86 automatic cannon or one 7.62mm M86 co-axial machine gun or one anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) for protection against light armoured vehicles, military installations and low-flying air targets.