Thursday, September 29, 2022

Serbia unveils new Kosava-1 precision-guided missile

The new Kosava-1 optional-guided missile was displayed in the presence of Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on October 20.

The Kosava-1 is a Serbian long-range multipurpose missile system based on the improved version of Oganj rocket. The Kosava-1 missile system was developed primarily for missions against tanks, armored vehicles, fortifications, command posts, low-flying helicopters, coastal ships, industrial facilities and bridges at the 50 km distance.

After active phase of flight is completed, a missile is released from Oganj’s rocket motor assembly by a pyrotechnical/mechanical device, and continues flight with passive weapon guidance system which uses the infrared (IR) light emission or video signal from a target to track and follow it.


The warhead is a high-explosive fragmentation type with a total weight of 100 kg furnished with a contact and proximity fuse. The missile weight at launch – 309 kg, the rocket motor propellant weight – 61 kg.

The launcher with Kosava missiles can be mounted on a 6×6 light armored vehicle that carried four missile canisters arranged that can be elevated and turned away from the unprotected cab.

According to the source, the first tests will be held in the near future in Pakistan.

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