Serbia to unveil new ALAS-C guided missile system at military parade on 9 May

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Serbia’s EDePro is expected to unveil its new ALAS guided missile system during a 9 May parade as part of the of the Serbian Armed Forces Day and Victory Day.

The ALAS-C systems were first seen in footage of a rehearsal the preparation for the upcoming central ceremony on the occasion of the Serbian Armed Forces Day and Victory Day, then in a photograph released by the Serbian Ministry of Defence.

ALAS (Advanced Light Attack System) is a long-range multipurpose wire guided missile system developed by the private company EdePro, which operates under the direction of the state-owned Yugoimport SDPR. The ALAS missile system was developed primarily for missions against tanks, armored vehicles, fortifications, command posts, low-flying helicopters, coastal ships, industrial facilities and bridges.

It can be deployed by any suitable platform including helicopters, armored vehicles, small ships and infantry. The guidance system is based on video/infrared technology, with the missile connected to the launcher by a fiber-optic cable. The ALAS flies at low altitude and has small radar and infrared (heat) signatures due to using a turbofan motor instead of a turbojet.

A source in Serbia media said the UAE is interested in these missiles because “they should be able to destroy all existing models of tanks and boats in the world”.  The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) military announced during the IDEX 2013 show in Abu Dhabi that it had ordered  ALAS-C based on 6×6 Nimr vehicle with 6 canisters for missiles from the Serbia’s company EDePro.

The ALAS-C abandoned the initial design and moved the arrow wing forward. It used a small degree of aerodynamic control via rudders and was propelled by an axial turbine engine equipped with a single nozzle. ALAS-C missiles installed the turbojet in the stretch LORANA of missile X-type wing control of the rudder, head mounted as a 45 ° cross. Located in the wing are the engine’s two intake ports, the rear portion of the wing on both sides of the elastomer contains two, flat, engine nozzles and a fiber spool. Employing an INS or optionally a GPS guidance system, the ALAS-C will have a range of up to 25 km, using a video/ccs/iir system to deliver its fragmentation warhead.