US Army To Test Serbian 155mm Self-propelled Howitzers

After Asia, Africa and Europe, the artillery weapon from Yugoimport SDPR production range will also reach the American continent.

At the invitation of the American Government, the latest version of Yugoimport SDPR 155mm self-propelled artillery weapon will be sent for test firing to the USA early this year, where it will be tested by United States Armed Forces at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

If the Serbian weapon proves to have better characteristics than the similar artillery weapons produced by other chosen manufacturers, it will have the chance of being used by United States Armed Forces, since there is an intention to introduce a new self-propelled artillery weapon on a wheeled chassis.

About Nora B-52 Howitzers

The NORA B-52 is fitted with a 155 mm/L52 gun-howitzer. It is a further development of the Yugoslavian M84 NORA-A gun-howitzer. The NORA B-52 fires all standard NATO 155 mm ammunition. It is fitted with an automatic gun loader enabling rate of fire of 6 rounds per minute. Vehicle carries a total of 36 rounds of ammunition. Autoloader holds 12 rounds. Maximum firing range is 20 km with ordinary projectile and 41 km with rocket-assisted projectile.

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First NORA B-52 artillery systems were mounted on the FAP 2832 truck, which is built in Serbia under Mercedes-Benz license. However it was soon replaced in production by improved systems, mounted on the Russian KamAZ 8×8 trucks chassis.

This artillery system has been exported to Bangladesh (18), Burma (Myanmar) (30), Cyprus (unspecified number) and Kenya (30).

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