4th Land Force Brigade

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4th Land Force Brigade
4. бригада копнене војске
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Active 30 June 2007 - present
Country Serbia
Branch Serbian Land Forces
Type Land Forces
Size 11 battalions
Part of Serbian Land Forces
Garrison/HQ Vranje
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier General Milosav Simović

The 4th Land Force Brigade (Serbian: 4. бригада копнене војске / 4. brigada kopnene vojske) is a mixed brigade of the 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 30 June 2007 with command in Vranje from the former land forces units located in southern Serbia: the 78th Motorized Brigade from Vranje, parts of the 549th Motorized Brigade and the 52nd Mixed Artillery Brigade. The brigade carries on the tradition of the 1st Infantry Regiment "Knjaz Miloš Veliki".

Tasks[edit]

It is covering the territory of southern Serbia, from the border with the Republic of Macedonia in the south to the border with Bulgaria in the east and the administrative border with Kosovo in the west to the area around the city of Leskovac in the north. Most units are based in Vranje, including the command of the brigade, while other units are based in Leskovac and Bujanovac.

Structure[edit]

  • 4th Land Force Brigade
    • 40th Command Battalion - Vranje
    • 41st Infantry Battalion
    • 42nd Infantry Battalion
    • 43rd Self-Propelled Howitzer Artillery Battalion - Vranje
    • 44th Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher Battalion - Leskovac
    • 45th Air Defense Artillery Rocket Battalion
    • 46th Tank Battalion - Vranje
    • 47th Mechanized Battalion
    • 48th Mechanized Battalion
    • 49th Logistic Battalion
    • 410th Engineer Battalion

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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