Equipment of the Serbian Army

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This is a list of equipment used by the Serbian Army.

Armored vehicles[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Main battle tank
M-84  Yugoslavia Main battle tank 212 (232) M-84 VS.jpg Deployed in four tank battalions. One battalion with 53 tanks for each of the four land brigades of the Serbian Army.[1][2] 20 kept in reserve.
T-72  Soviet Union Main battle tank 13 (64) T-72M VS.jpg One company with 13 tanks still in use. 48 kept in reserve.[3]
Infantry fighting vehicle
Lazar 3  Serbia Infantry fighting vehicle 6+ 10 Lazar2 1.jpg For use in urban and rural anti-infantry patrol and transport role. Currently on order Lazar 3 version with 30mm gun. Serbian Army expressed the need for a total of 200 vehicles.[4][5]
BVP M-80A  Yugoslavia Infantry fighting vehicle 320 (542) BVP М80А VS.jpg Deployed in 8 mechanized battalions, 40 vehicles in each. Some 200 M80 are kept in reserve.[1][2] Modernization under way with additional armour, new engine and 30mm A1 gun.
Armoured personnel carrier
BTR-50  Soviet Union Armoured personnel carrier 12 (40) BTR50 VS 2008 1.jpg BTR-50PK and BTR-50PU command vehicle versions. 28 are kept in reserve.[1][2]
BTR-60  Soviet Union Armoured personnel carrier 60 BTR-60PU12 VS2.jpg Used mostly as command vehicles with Strela-1M. Some kept in reserve.
MT-LBu  Soviet Union Armoured personnel carrier 32 Soviet MT-LB.JPEG Used as a command vehicles in 2S1 batteries and battalions. 1V13 (Deputy batteriy commander), 1V14 (Batteriy commander), 1V15 (Deputy battalion commander), 1V16 (Battalion commander).[6] Eight vehicles per artillery battalion of 2S1 howitzers.
BOV VP  Yugoslavia Armored personnel carrier 58 BOV VP 2.jpg Used by military police.[1][2]
Light armored vehicle
BRDM-2  Soviet Union Armoured car 36 BRDM2 VS 2008 1.jpg Reconnaissance role in tank and mechanized battalions, three vehicles per battalion. 40 are kept in reserve.[1]
BOV M11  Serbia Reconnaissance vehicle 12+ BOV M-11.jpg Reconnaissance role.[7][8]
Humvee  United States Light utility vehicle 40 Hamer VS 1.jpg 21 vehicles donated by the United States for peacekeeping operations.[9] An additional 19 vehicles donated to 01.06.2017, by the United States for peacekeeping operations.[10]
BOV M16 Milos  Serbia Armoured multi-

purpose combat vehicle

12+ BOV M16 Miloš 01.jpg Multipurpose.
Tank destroyer
BOV-1  Yugoslavia/ Serbia Self-propelled anti-tank missile launcher 96[11] BOV-1 M-83 2.jpg In each mechanised battalion of the Serbian army there is a support company armed with 6 BOV-1.[2] Additional 48 are stored in reserve, 6 in each territorial brigade.[11] After the break up of former Yugoslavia, and wars in the 90's, Serbian army inherited between 70 and 80 M83 vehicles.[12] Several modernized, with a new generation of armor, and new missiles.
Armoured recovery vehicle
M-84AI  Yugoslavia Armoured recovery vehicle 5 M-84AI.jpg The Polish WZT-3 license was bought and Polish parts were used in the M-84AI project completed in the factory IMK 14. oktobar Kruševac in Kruševac.[13]
WZT-2  Poland Armoured recovery vehicle 16 Polish WZT-2.jpg Bought during 80's from Poland.[13]
JVBT  Czechoslovakia Armoured recovery vehicle 8 (68) TZI 55.jpg Deployed in mechanized battalions, self-propelled artillery battalions and logistic battalions, one per each battalion.[2][13] About 60 vehicles in reserve.[14]
Armoured vehicle-launched bridge
MT-55  Soviet Union Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 24 MT-55A.jpg Deployed in tank and mechanized battalions, two per each battalion.[2][13]

Artillery[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Self-propelled artillery
Nora B-52  Serbia Self-propelled gun 6 Nora B-52.jpg 6 donated by YugoiportSDPR. 12 Nora B-52K2 to be delivered in 2017.
2S1 Gvozdika  Soviet Union Self-propelled howitzer 72[11] (81) 2S1 VS.jpg Four self-propelled artillery battalions, one in each of the four land brigades of the Serbian Army.[1]
Towed artillery
Gun-howitzer M84 NORA  Yugoslavia Self-propelled gun 36 M84 Nora A.jpg Two battalions in Mixed Artillery Brigade.
M-46  Soviet Union Field gun 36 M-46 Lutsk.jpg Two battalions in Mixed Artillery Brigade.[1]
D-30  Soviet Union Howitzer 302 Хаубица Д-30 122мм.jpg Towed howitzer 122 mm D30 are no longer active arms units but are stored in reserve.
Rocket artillery
M-94 Plamen-S  Yugoslavia Multiple rocket launcher 18 M94 Plamen S 128mm 1.jpg One self-propelled rocket artillery battalion (18 M94) deployed in 3rd Land Force Brigade of the Serbian Army.[1][15]
M-77 Oganj  Yugoslavia Multiple rocket launcher 60 M77 Oganj 1.jpg Three self-propelled rocket artillery battalions (18 M-77 in each) are deployed in 1st, 2nd and 4th Land Force Brigade. Additional 6 M77 are deployed in Mixed Artillery Brigade.[1][15] Modular and extended range on 50 km.[16]
LRSVM Morava  Serbia Multiple rocket launcher 6+ LRSVM Oganj 4.jpg Introduction started in 2015.[17] On testing the new version of the Morava MLRS.[18]
M-87 Orkan  Yugoslavia Multiple rocket launcher 4 Orkan II 1.jpg All four are part of the Mixed Artillery Brigade.[1]
Mortars
M74/M75 mortar  Yugoslavia Mortar (weapon) Mortar 120 mm M-75 Croatian Army.JPG 120mm mortars that are in use in Serbian army. Main role of these mortars is to provide fire support in infantry battalions.[1]
M69 mortar  Yugoslavia Mortar (weapon) Минобацач М69 82мм.jpg 82mm mortars used by Serbian army.[19][20]
Ground surveillance radars
SNAR 10  Soviet Union Ground surveillance radar 1 ArmedForcesAcademy11Slovakia12.JPG Used in Mixed Artillery Brigade.[21]
ARMS 3[22]  Soviet Union Ground meteorological radar 1

Air Defense[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Anti-aircraft defence
Bofors L/70  Sweden Anti-aircraft autocannon 12 batteries L70 Bofors V i PVO VS.jpg Batteries comprising 6 x40 mm L/70 anti-aircraft guns, with laser-IT bofi group and reconnaissance acquisition radar Giraffe M 85 mounted on domestic FAP 2026 BDS/A truck are part of air defense division in all four Army LF brigades and two Air Force aviation brigades.[1]
M53/59 Praga  Czechoslovakia Anti-aircraft autocannon 48 M53 Praga.jpg Returned to service as support to mechanised battalions.
S-125 Neva/Pechora  Soviet Union SAM system 2 battalions[23] 6 battalions in reserve. S-125 Neva VS 1.jpg Modernized in 2015.
2K12 Kub  Soviet Union SAM system 3 battalions[24] 9 battalions in reserve. 2P25 VS 2.jpg Tracked medium-range surface-to-air missile system. In 2017 to complete the modernization of the 2K12 Kub.[25]
9K31 Strela-1  Soviet Union Surface-to-air missile 54 Sa13 Serbia.jpg Used in air defence artillery missile battalions of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Land Force Brigade of the Serbian Army.[1][26]
9K35 Strela-10  Soviet Union Surface-to-air missile 12 Strela 10.jpg One battery of Strela-10M mounted on MT-LB combat vehicles was ordered from the former USSR (10 were imported before the war).[27] After the break up of former Yugoslavia one Strela 10 remained in Croatia, three remained in Republika Srpska and 6 in Serbia[28] which are now part of the 14th Air Defense Artillery Battalion from the 1st Land Force Brigade.[1]
Radars
GIRAFFE Radar  Sweden Early warning radar 18 Žirafa.jpg Used in combination with Bofors L/70.[1] Modernized, computerized and extended range 50 km.[29]
P-12  Soviet Union VHF Radar P-12 VS 1.jpg Serbia modernized them in 2013.
P-18  Soviet Union VHF Radar P18 VS.jpg The presence of a P-18 radar in Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War is believed to have contributed to the loss of an US F-117 Nighthawk during the conflict.
P-40  Soviet Union 3D-radar observation station P40 Mečka 2.jpg
PRV-16B  Soviet Union radar for height measurement PRV-16B VS 2.jpg
AN/TPS-70  United States 3D radar 5 AN TPS-70 V i PVO VS.jpg Four purchased in 1983. One destroyed by NATO strikes in 1999. Three radars in service were supplemented with two more, with reserve parts, acquired from Slovenia in 2015.[30]
Marconi C-605/654  United Kingdom surveillance radar In inventory from late '70s.[31]
Man-portable air-defense systems
Strela 2  Soviet Union Man-portable air-defense systems SA-7.jpg The licensed mass production in former Yugoslavia was organized in Krušik arms factory in Valjevo. The domestic Strela-2M systems have been in use since 1979.[1]
9K38 Igla  Soviet Union Man-portable air-defense systems SA-16 launcher and missile.jpg In use are versions 9K310 Igla-1 and 9K38 Igla.[1]

Anti-armour[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Anti-tank rocket launcher
M80 Zolja  Yugoslavia/ Serbia Shoulder-fired missile Zolja1.jpg The most numerous unguided anti-tank weapon in Serbian Army.[1]
M79 Osa  Yugoslavia/ Serbia Shoulder-fired missile M79-OSA.jpg SAF infantry units use 90 mm M79 hand-held missile launcher for defense from enemy armored vehicles and neutralizing of fortified positions. It is used as support armament on M77 self-propelled multiple rocket launchers.[1]
M90 Stršljen  Serbia Shoulder-fired missile Stršljen M90.jpg Used in small amount.
Anti-tank missile
9K11 Malyutka  Soviet Union/

 Serbia

Anti-tank missile 9K11 Malyutka.jpg Manufactured since license in USSR (1973) in the Krusik arms factory in Valjevo, in two basic variants: 9M14M with hand guidance and 9M14P1 with semi automatic guidance, respectively. Serbia is now producing 9M14 with new war-heads, including tandem cumulative, high explosive and thermobaric.[1]
9K111 Fagot  Soviet Union Anti-tank missile ATGM Fagot.jpg SAF infantry battalions for antitank combat are armed with POLK fagot launch system.POLK 9K111 was imprted form USSR.[1]

Uniforms and protective gear[edit]

Name Origin Type Photo Notes
Camo Uniforms
M10  Serbia Military uniform Uniforma M10.JPG Standard camo uniform of Army, domestically produced.
M93  Serbia Military uniform MB120mm VS1.jpg Mainly used by military reserve.
M03 Winter  Serbia Military uniform Military Parade Belgrade 2014 - Serbian Soldiers with Russian Knights - The Swifts (17429227632).jpg Used by special units.
Formal Uniforms
M06  Serbia Military uniform General Miloje Miletić.jpg Worn by sub-officer's, officers and generals, available are three versions: for Army, Air Force and Navy.
M06 Blue  Serbia Military uniform Парад в честь 70-летия Великой Победы - 38.jpg Blue version is used by Honour guard.
Helmets
Mile Dragić M97  Serbia Combat helmet US Navy 060419-N-7590D-037 U.S. Navy Journalist 2nd Class Brooke Armato practices her aim, while U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Richard Inman serves as line coach.jpg Domestically produced copy of American PASGT, also some number of American produced PASGT's are in service.
M59/85  Yugoslavia Combat helmet JNA Helmets.JPG Mostly kept in reserve.
Bulletproof vests
Mile Dragić M99  Serbia Bulletproof vest 72nd Special Brigade equipment 1999, Belgrade Military Museum .jpg Domestically produced vest of Type III level, offering protection from all rifle cartridges including 7.62×51mm NATO.
Mile Dragić M12  Serbia Bulletproof vest Combined Resolve II 140517-A-BS310-230.jpg New domestically produced vest of Type III level, offering protection from all rifle cartridges including 7.62×51mm NATO.
Gas masks
M2  Serbia Gas mask Domestically produced gas mask.
M3  Serbia Gas mask Domestically produced gas mask, similar to American EOD M45.

Grenades and mines[edit]

Name Origin Type Photo Notes
M75  Serbia Hand grenade M75 Grenade.JPG Domestically designed hand grenade.
M84  Serbia/ Austria Hand grenade Domestically produced copy of Austrian HG 78 grenade.
BRK  Serbia Anti-tank grenade Grenade can penetrate 280mm of armor, used against armoured and fighting vehicles.
MRUD  Yugoslavia Anti-personnel mine MRUD.JPEG Produced since the 1970s. Based on American M18 Claymore mine.
PROM-1  Serbia Anti-personnel mine PROM-1 mine.jpg Domestically produced.
PMA-2  Serbia Anti-personnel mine PMA-2 (Mine).jpg Domestically produced.
TMM-1  Yugoslavia Anti-tank mine TMM-1.jpg Domestically produced copy of German WW2 Tellermine 43, could disable every modern tank.
LRB M3/93  Serbia Smoke grenade Smoke type grenade with Cyanide mixed with smoke filler.
RŠB P98  Serbia Smoke grenade For special units.
BRD M-83  Serbia/ United States Smoke grenade M18 Grenade.svg Domestically produced copy of American AN M18.

Small arms[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Handguns
Zastava CZ 99  Serbia Pistol CZ 99 Compact-G.jpg Standard service pistol.
Carbines
Zastava M59/66  Yugoslavia Semi-automatic firearm Yugo SKS.jpg Deactivated versions are still in use by Honour Guard.
Rifles
Zastava M70  Yugoslavia/ Serbia Assault rifle M70AB3.jpg Standard service rifle. Totally 76.000 M70 rifles are in service or kept reserve. Planned to be sold to some country in development after being replaced with new modern rifle.
Zastava M21  Serbia Assault rifle M21A.jpg Planned to become standard service rifle but in limited use due to lack of 5.56×45mm ammo. Zastava M21 did not satisfy requirements of SAF, to be offered to foreign armies.
Sniper Rifles
Zastava M76  Yugoslavia Sniper rifle Zastava-M76-Full.jpg Most numerous sniper rifle in caliber 7.92×57mm, to be replaced with M91.
Zastava M91  Yugoslavia/ Serbia Sniper rifle Sniper Zastava M91.jpg Domestically produced copy of SVD, in limited use.
Zastava M07  Serbia Sniper rifle Zastava M07.JPG The Zastava M07 is a new military sniper rifle developed and manufactured by Zastava Arms, Serbia.
Zastava M93 Black Arrow  Serbia Anti-materiel rifle Sniper Zastava M93.jpg Domestically designed.
Machine guns
Zastava M72  Serbia Light machine gun M72B1.jpg 30, 40 round box magazines or 75 round drum magazine.
Zastava M77  Serbia Light machine gun M77B1.jpg 20 round box magazines.
Zastava M84  Serbia General-purpose machine gun M84 mg.jpg Standard machine gun of the Army. Produced under license.
Zastava M87  Serbia Heavy machine gun NSV machine gun-01.jpg Standard heavy machine gun of the Army. Produced under license, to be replaced with M02, Coyote.
M2 Browning  United States Heavy machine gun M2 - 24th MEU.jpg Used by Military Police on infantry fighting vehicles.
Submachine guns
M84 Škorpion  Yugoslavia Submachine gun Normal skorpion 01.jpg Used by tank and armored crews, to be replaced by Uzi.
Grenade launchers
M93 AGL 30 mm  Serbia Automatic grenade launcher Unknown Zastava BGA 30mm 01.jpg Standard grenade launcher of the army.[32]
M11 RBG 40mm  Serbia Grenade launcher Unknown Handheld revolver-type grenade launcher.[33]

Small arms used only by Special forces[edit]

Name Origin Type Photo Notes
Handguns
Heckler & Koch USP  Germany Pistol HKUSP.png Used by Special Brigade.[34]
Glock  Austria Pistol Glock17.jpg Used by Special Brigade.
Jericho 941  Israel Pistol Jericho 941F.jpg Used by Special Brigade.[35]
Submachine guns
Heckler & Koch MP5  Germany Submachine gun MP5A3 Marinir.jpg Different variants in use by Special Brigade and military police battalions.[34]
Heckler & Koch UMP9  Germany Submachine gun HKUMP45.JPG Used by Special Brigade and military police battalion Cobras.[34][36]
Uzi  Israel Submachine gun Imi uzi b22.jpg Used by Special military police battalion Cobras.
Carbines
M4 Carbine  United States Carbine M4A1 ACOG.jpg Used by Counter-terrorist Battalion "Sokolovi".
SIG 552 Comando   Switzerland Carbine Stgw 90 kurz.jpg Preferred for urban warfare.
Zastava M92  Serbia Carbine M92.jpg Domestically produced carbine used in urban warfare due to stronger cartridge.
Zastava M21S  Serbia Carbine Zastava M-21.jpg Used by military police units.
Rifles
Heckler & Koch G36C & G36KV[37]  Germany Assault rifle Latvian G36KV.JPG G-36KV used by 63rd Parachute Battalion, G-36C used by Counter-terrorist Battalion "Sokolovi".[34]
Heckler & Koch HK416[37]  Germany Assault rifle HK416.jpg Used by 72nd Reconnaissance-Commando Battalion.[34][38]
Steyr AUG[37]  Austria Assault rifle AUG A1 508mm 04.jpg In use by Serbian army Special Brigade. Used by one team from 72nd Reconnaissance-Commando Battalion.[38][39]
AK-101  Russia Assault rifle Ak-101.jpg In use by Serbian army Special Brigade.[35][38]
Arsenal AR M-1 Bulgaria Bulgaria Assault rifle AKM automatkarbin, Ryssland - 7,62x39mm - Armémuseum.jpg Bulgarian variant with polymer stock in use by the Special Brigade.[40]
Machine guns
FN Minimi  Belgium Light machine gun M249 FN MINIMI DA-SC-85-11586 c1.jpg In use by Serbian army Special Brigade.[38]
Sniper rifles
Sako TRG  Finland Sniper rifle Sako TRG-42.jpg In use by Serbian army Special Brigade.[38][41]
Barrett M95  United States Anti-materiel rifle Barrett M95SP.jpg In use by Serbian army Special Brigade.[38]
HK G3  Germany Battle rifle HK41 SG1.jpg Used by Special Brigade as Designated marksman rifle.
Shotguns
Benelli M4  Italy Semi-automatic shotgun Benelli m4 2.jpg In use by Serbian army Special Brigade.[38][42]
Mossberg 500  United States Pump-action shotgun M590A1.png Used by Special Brigade.[35]
SPAS-15  Italy Semi-automatic shotgun SPAS15.jpg Used by Special Brigade.[35]
Underwater firearm
SPP-1 underwater pistol  Soviet Union Underwater firearm Подводный пистолет СПП-1М - ЦНИИТОЧМАШ 01.jpg In use by divers from Special Brigade.[43][44]
APS underwater rifle  Soviet Union Underwater firearm APS underwater rifle REMOV.jpg In use by divers from Special Brigade.[43]
Mortars
M74/M75 mortar  Yugoslavia Mortar (weapon) Mortar 120 mm M-75 Croatian Army.JPG 120mm mortars that are in use in Serbian army. Main role of these mortars is to provide fire support in infantry battalions.[1]
M69 mortar  Yugoslavia Mortar (weapon) Минобацач М69 82мм.jpg 82mm mortars used by Serbian army.[19][20]
M57 mortar  Yugoslavia Mortar (weapon) Минобацач М57 60мм.jpg 60mm mortar is still in use in Serbian army Special Brigade.[45][46]

UAV[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
UAV
Aeronautics Defense Orbiter  Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle 10 Bespilotna letelica Orbiter VS.JPG
Vrabac Mini UAV  Serbia Unmanned aerial vehicle 50+[47] UAV Vrabac.jpg
Pegaz 011  Serbia Unmanned aerial vehicle 1+ UAV Pegaz.jpg Long range UAV for day and night reconnaissance. In final stages of development.

Unarmored vehicles[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Utility vehicle
Nanjing-Iveco Turbo Daily  People's Republic of China Ambulance 20 Nanjing-Iveco Turbo Daily VS.jpg Donation from China.[48]
Unimog U1300L  Germany Ambulance 3 Unimog Sanitaeter.jpg Donation from Germany in 2011.
BOV SN  Yugoslavia Ambulance BOV Sn.jpg
Off-road utility vehicle
Mercedes-Benz G-Class  Germany Off-road vehicle Puch VS Sretenje 2009.jpg The Serbian Military currently uses Puch 300GD, 300GD33, 300GD6 and 300GD10.[49]
Land Rover Defender  United Kingdom Off-road vehicle 70 Land Rover-Vojska Srbije.jpg Defender 110.[50]
UAZ-469  Soviet Union Off-road vehicle UAZ 469 of Serbian Army.jpg
Pinzgauer  Austria Off-road vehicle TARA-Vojska Srbije.jpg In use are models 710M, 710MS, 710K.[51]
Trucks
TAM 110 T7 B/BV  Yugoslavia 4×4 off-road truck 400 TAM 110 inž.jpg [52][53]
TAM 150 T11 B/BV  Yugoslavia 6×6 off-road truck 250 TAM-Vojska Srbije.jpg [54]
ТАМ 75  Yugoslavia Van TAM i Zil.jpg
ТАМ 4500  Yugoslavia 4×4 truck TAM 5000 VS.jpg
ТАМ 110  Yugoslavia 4×4 truck TAM 125 T10 ACV M70.jpg
ТАМ 260 T22  Yugoslavia 6×6 off-road truck TAM 130 2.jpg
FAP 13  Yugoslavia 4×4 truck 800 Fap13.jpg [55][56][57]
FAP 18  Yugoslavia 4×4 truck FAP18BST BVP VS 2008 1.jpg
FAP 1921  Yugoslavia 4×4 truck FAP1921BT 3.jpg
FAP 2226  Yugoslavia 6×6 dump truck Poplava šabac 2014 popović 51.JPG [58]
FAP 2632  Yugoslavia 6×6 truck FAP2632BT.jpg
FAP 1118  Serbia 4×4 off-road truck 114 FAP1118 2.jpg New model developed by the Military Technical Institute Belgrade for Serbian Army.[59][60][61]
FAP 2026  Yugoslavia 6×6 off-road truck 198 FAP2026BSD AVG.JPG In use are models FAP 2026 BS/AV, FAP 2026 BSD/A, FAP 2026 BSD/AVG.
FAP 2228  Serbia 6×6 Truck 5 FAP 2228 VS1.jpg The first five vehicles were delivered in 2016. Zero series.
ZiL-131  Soviet Union 6×6 off-road truck ZiL-131V VS3.jpg
KrAZ-255  Soviet Union 6×6 off-road truck KrAZ-255B VS2.jpg
Ural-375  Soviet Union 6×6 off-road truck Ural-375D VS4.jpg
MAZ-537  Soviet Union Tank transporter ~10 Maz M-84 1.jpg [62]
MAN TGS 33.480  Germany Tank transporter 3 MAN TGS 33-480 VS1.jpg Bought in 2015, plans to buy another three.[63]
Scania 113M 310  Sweden 4×4 truck 8 Skanije i zil.jpg Donation from Denmark.
Military engineering vehicle
IMK TG-110
IMK TG-140
IMK TG-160
IMK TG-190
IMK TG-220
 Yugoslavia Tracked dozer TG-140B i KN-251 VS.JPG
TG-190 VS.JPG
[64][65]
IMK ULT-160
IMK TG-220
 Yugoslavia Wheel loader 11 ULT-160CK.jpg [66][67]
Zettelmeyer ZL 3500
Zettelmeyer ZL 5001F
 Germany Wheel loader and dozer 11 Zettelmeyer3500.jpg [68][69][70][71]
KN-251  Yugoslavia Backhoe loader KN-251VS.JPG
JCB 4CX  United Kingdom Backhoe loader 11 JCB.jpg [67][72]
MG-145  Yugoslavia Grader [73][74]
DVV 11  Yugoslavia Road roller [75]
PTS-M  Soviet Union Tracked amphibious transport 12 PTS-M VS5.JPG Used for transport of troops and materials.[76]
TMM-3  Soviet Union Vehicle-launched bridge ТММ-3 тяжёлый механизированный мост.jpg [77][78][79][80][80]
BTM-3  Soviet Union Entrencher Kopalec strelskih jarkov1.JPG [81]
BMB  Yugoslavia Driller of mine wells TAM 110 bušilica.jpg There are versions of the chassis FAP 2026BS / AV and TAM 110 T7.
PM M71 Floating Bridge  Soviet Union Pontoon bridge FAP2026 BSD A PM M71 VS.jpg Made under licence version of the Soviet PMP Floating Bridge.[76][82][83]

River Flotilla vessels[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Ships
RPB-30 Kozara  Austria Command ship 1 Since 1971 the River war Fleet is headquartered on board the Kozara. In 2013 Kozara was overhauled and modernized, getting new diesel engines, INS, etc.[76][84][85]
Neštin-class river minesweepers  Yugoslavia Minesweeper 4 RML-332 Motajica.jpg In the wake of the SAF reorganization in 2006, the River Flotilla of SAF was left with four river minehunters in the role of universal vessels for the control of river ways.[76][84][86]
RSRB-36 Šabac  Yugoslavia Degaussing ship 1 RSRB-39 Šabac.jpg Degaussing and patrol role in Serbian river flotilla. Armed with 2 × 20mm M71 autocannon.[76][86]
DJČ 411-class  Yugoslavia Assault ship 4 DJČ-412.jpg In 1995 due to the need to raise the possibility of internal waterway transport, the assault boat squadron has been relocated from the Adriatic sea into Brodotehnika shipyard in Belgrade for a complete overhaul before it entered service in River Flotilla.[76][84][86] Ships with numbers 411, 412, 413 and 414 are in service with the Serbian army River flotilla. All four of them participated in military exercise "Blue response 2014".[87][88][89]
RPČ  Yugoslavia Patrol boat 4 RPČ 214.JPG Patrol boats of the Serbian River Flotilla. Armed with 2 × 20mm M71 autocannon.[76][86] In service with the Serbian army River flotilla are four ships (111, 213, 214 and 216). 111 is a different class than the rest of the RPČ patrol boats.[87][90]
ČMP  Yugoslavia Patrol boat 3 Small patrol boats of the Serbian River Flotilla.[76][86]
Premax 39  Serbia Patrol boat 1+ [91]
RIB 720  People's Republic of China Rubber boat 24 Donation from China.[92]
RPN 43  Yugoslavia Tanker (ship) 1 Logistic ship of the Serbian River Flotilla.[93][94]

Future equipment[edit]

Serbia is expected to receive, as a donation, at least 30 T-72S already modernized in Russia (which will most likely be modernized even further by VTI or Yugoimport SDPR)[95] and 30 BRDM-2 APCs, which will be modernized with the new designation of 'Kurjak' with new optical equipment, automated new turrets, a possibility of navigating and guiding artillery strikes and a new engine.[95]

Army[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
T-72S  Soviet Union

 Russia

Main battle tank 30 to be donated T-72 tank in Russian service (1).jpg Another 30 T-72S to be received as Russian donation in 2017.[96]
Lazar 3  Serbia Infantry fighting vehicle Unknown on order Lazar-3 VS1.jpg Serbian Army expressed the need for a total of 200 vehicles.[4][5]
BOV M16 Milos  Serbia Armoured multi-

purpose combat vehicle

12 on order [97] BOV M16 Miloš 01.jpg [98]

Exhibited at IDEX in Abu Dhabi.

BRDM-2M  Soviet Union

 Russia

Armoured car 30 to be donated Interpolitex 2010 (333-54).jpg Russia to donate 30 BRDM-2M.[96]
MGS-25 Aleksandar  Serbia Self-propelled gun 12 on order Aleksandar samohodna haubica 155mm 01.jpg 12 MGS-25 Aleksandar to be delivered in 2017.
FN Scar-L  Belgium Assault rifle Unknown SCAR L 556.gif Furnishing for 1,500 troops.To be delivered in 2017/18.

Modernization plans[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
Projects in final stage of testing
Bumbar  Serbia Anti-tank missile  ? Bumbar ATGM.jpg Prototype series of some 50 missiles is produced, and Bumbar is currently going through final tests before entering service within Serbian Army. Bumbar also got new optical unit with thermal camera and laser rangefinder. The optical head for the revised design was shown for the first time by the VTI Military-Technical Institute during the Partner 2013 defence exhibition in Belgrade.[99]
Zastava NTV  Serbia Off-road vehicle 3 Zastava NTV PT 40.13H.kombi.jpg Zastava NTV is a light utility vehicle based on Iveco Daily commercial van, developed jointly by VTI and Zastava Trucks.[100] Final testings were finished in 2013, and NTV is now awaiting final approval to enter Serbian army.[101]
FAP 3240  Serbia 8×8 Truck 2 FAP 3240 1.jpg Prototype series on testing in Serbian army.[102][103]
HEMERA  Serbia System for acoustic source localization HEMERA.jpg System for acoustic-based detection and localization of artillery and rocket weapons.[104][105]
MRČKB  Serbia Mobile radio communication center for battalion MRČKB BOV-3 2.jpg Mobile radio communication center for battalion size units integrated in to BOV-3. System completed the final tests in 2013, currently waiting for final approval to enter service within Serbian army.[104]
MPMCT  Serbia Mobile radio intermediate station for battalion MPMCT Pinzgauer.jpg Mobile radio intermediate station for battalion size units integrated in to Pinzgauer. System completed the final tests in 2013, currently waiting for final approval to enter service within Serbian army. Works in combination with MRČKB.[104]
Projects in final stage of development
Sora 122mm  Serbia Self-propelled artillery 10 SORA 122mm 1.jpg Self-propelled howitzer 122mm SORA is intended for general fire support of brigade level units. Prototype of SORA has been completed in 2013, and polygon-fire testing is expected to be completed in 2014.[106][107]
Soko SP RR 122mm  Serbia Self-propelled artillery 5 SOKO 122mm.jpg [108]
ALAS (missile)  Serbia Surface-to-surface missile ALAS lanser.jpg Mutual development of Serbia and UAE. Final stage and operational from 2016.
Šumadija MLRS  Serbia Multiple rocket launcher Šumadija modularni raketni lanser 01.jpg In the final development phase.

Retired[edit]

Army[edit]

Name Origin Type Quantity Photo Notes
T-55  Soviet Union Main battle tank ~550 T55A VS.jpg Kept in reserve. Plans to modernize and sell to other countries.
OT M-60  Yugoslavia Armoured personnel carrier OT M-60 Tank.JPG Last 121 operational vehicles withdrawn and placed in reserve in 2004. Some offered for sale in 2015.
M60 BST  Yugoslavia Recoilless rifle Yugo 82mm M60.png The M60 recoilless gun is an 82-mm antitank recoilless gun developed in the former Yugoslavia. It entered service with the Yugoslav People's Army in the 1960s.[109][110]

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