National Guard | Artillery Exercises with NORA 155 mm self-propelled howitzers – Photos

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Published on 23/05/2021 at 11:10

The General Staff of the National Guard (GEEF) released photos from the operational training of the Artillery Units of its Formations and specifically of the 2nd and 6th Mechanized Infantry Brigade.

The artillery units of the above said formations held small-scale exercises (battery-level) with Nora B52KE self-propelled, 155mm howitzers known as  Alexander The Great System (TGS) in order for the personnel to be familiarized with the tactical scenarios and fire control procedures.

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The system is of Serbian construction and origin, while its main features can be summarized as follows:

  • Main weapon: 155 mm / 52 caliber
  • Weight: 34 tons
  • Autonomy: 1000 km
  • Maximum firing rate: 4 rounds / minute
  • Range: 32 km with M107 shell 42 km with ERFB-BB shell
  • Loading type: Automatic
  • Number of rounds: 36  
  • Personnel: 3 to 5 people

According to open sources, the National Guard has 24 NORA B52 self-propelled howitzers and eight BOV M16 “Miloš” multi-purpose Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) combat vehicles, which are used, inter alia, as Fire Control Centers. 

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