3rd Land Force Brigade

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3rd Land Force Brigade
3. бригада копнене војске
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Active June 4, 2007 - present
Country Serbia
Branch Serbian Land Forces
Type Land Forces
Size 11 battalions
Part of Serbian Land Forces
Garrison/HQ Niš
Commanders
Current
commander
BG Glisovic Zelimir

The 3rd Land Force Brigade (Serbian: 3. бригада копнене војске, 3. brigada kopnene vojske) is a mixed brigade of Serbian Land Forces. It consists of infantry, armored, mechanized, artillery, air defense, engineering and signal units.

History and traditions[edit]

The brigade was formed on June 4, 2007, with command in Niš from the former land forces units located in eastern Serbia; the 211th Armoured Brigade from Niš, the 125th Motorized Brigade, 549th Motorized Brigade, 4th Motorized Brigade, the 352nd Engineer Regiment from Prokuplje, the 52nd Artillery-rocked Air Defence Brigade and several other smaller units.

Tasks[edit]

It covers the territory of eastern Serbia, from the border with Bulgaria in the east to the Danube and Velika Morava rivers in the north and west, and to the area around the city of Niš in the south. Most of its units are, like the command of brigade, based in Niš, while the other units are based in Zaječar, Prokuplje and Kuršumlija.

Structure[edit]

  • 3rd Land Force Brigade
    • 30th Command Battalion - Niš
    • 31st Infantry Battalion - Zaječar
    • 32nd Infantry Battalion - Zaječar
    • 33rd Self-Propelled Howitzer Artillery Battalion - Prokuplje
    • 34th Multiple Rocket Launcher Battalion - Prokuplje
    • 35th Air Defense Artillery Battalion - Niš
    • 36th Tank Battalion - Niš
    • 37th Mechanized Battalion - Kuršumlija
    • 38th Mechanized Battalion - Kuršumlija
    • 39th Logistic Battalion - Niš
    • 310th Engineer Battalion - Prokuplje

Equipment[edit]

  • M-84 main battle tank
  • BVP M-80 infantry fighting vehicle
  • BTR-50 command armored personnel carrier
  • BRDM-2 reconnaissance armored car
  • 2S1 122mm self-propelled howitzer
  • M-77 Oganj self-propelled multiple rocket launcher
  • 9K31 Strela-1 self-propelled SAM
  • Bofors L/70 40mm anti-aircraft gun
  • infantry armaments
  • engineer and logistic vehicles and equipment

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