The Serbian defense ministry has taken delivery of an additional 10 Milos 4×4 combat vehicles for the country’s 72nd brigade for special operations.
The vehicles were delivered by Jugoimport – SDPR and can be used for patrols and reconnaissance, as a commando vehicle or an ambulance, for anti-guerrilla, anti-terrorist and anti-armor action.
The standard version is intended for an eight-member crew, four of whom are housed in the rear of the vehicle with the ability to quickly exit or enter through the rear door or hydraulic rear ramp, while four crew members in the front can enter and exit the vehicle through side doors.
Milos can be equipped with day and night remote-controlled weapon stations equipped with 12.7mm machine guns, rocket systems, and anti-tank guided missile systems. A 300 horsepower CUMMINS ISB 300 diesel engine propels the vehicle to a maximum speed of over 110 km/h, while modular armor provides a high level of anti-mine protection ballistic protection, according to the defense ministry.
In addition to the Milos, Serbian armed forces are receiving new Lazar 3 8×8 combat vehicles, which are also delivered by Yugoimport.
Attending the delivery ceremony for the Milos vehicles on January 18, Serbian defense minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said the country would also receive new Nora self-propelled howitzers. A new locally-developed M-20 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) 6×6 armored vehicle was also unveiled last year.