The unmanned ground vehicle “Small Milos” in the service of the Serbian Armed Forces | Infographics – VIDEO

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Published on 08/09/2020 at 18:23

Contemporary concept of warfare is characterised by a requirement to replace personnel in all potentially dangerous and life-threatening situations. The Serbian Armed Forces have recognised this requirement and, on those very grounds, they have developed the unmanned ground platform “MILOŠ N”.

“MILOŠ N” is a remotely controlled mid-size electrical unmanned ground combat (UGV) platform and the primary use of that system is support to the infantry and special units for incapacitation and neutralisation of individual and group infantry targets at distances of up to 800 metres.

Background photo ©Ministry of Defence Republic of Serbia

It is widely known under the name of “Small Miloš” and it has two weapon subsystems – 7.62mm calibre machine gun M86 and 40mm calibre revolver grenade launcher. The capacity of the combat package is 500 7.62x54mm rounds and 6 40x46mm rounds. 

The system possesses a modern opto-electronic system with day and thermal vision camera with changeable zoom and a laser rangefinder. It is all integrated with a fire management system which can, on the basis of measured distance to the target and chosen weapon subsystem, automatically assume necessary firing elements. 

©Ministry of Defence Republic of Serbia

The system is operated from a safe distant place from a command-logistic vehicle or by means of a portable operator’s desk. It possesses a modern communication system which ensures reliable vehicle operation even in urban terrain i.e. the conditions without optical visibility.

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Current vehicle autonomy is somewhat more than 90 minutes, but tests are already in progress of a new battery package which will enhance the autonomy and speed of movement of the vehicle.

Tactical advantage in relation to other platforms in the same category is reflected in the fact that it can go through standard width door (80 cm) and climb stairs or it can move and execute tasks within buildings. The platform has ballistic protection against weapons of 5.56mm and 7.62mm calibres.

Background photo ©Ministry of Defence Republic of Serbia

“Small Miloš” has proven to be a highly precise combat vehicle, and as a pioneer of unmanned ground platforms in Serbian Armed armed forces, it has opened a door for further modifications and upgrades. 

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Currently, tests are in progress of a logistic-transport variant named “MILOŠ L” which will, apart from standard logistic requirements of delivering supplies to the first lines of combat, such as ammunition, food, and water, be used for evacuation of the wounded from the firing posts.

The forthcoming period will bring planned modifications of the system “MILOŠ N” through integration of larger calibre weapons which would make this system an anti-armoured vehicle. One of the upgrades planned for the upcoming period is implementation of smart functions that would provide “Small Miloš” with capabilities of automated movement, recognition and avoidance of hurdles and return to initial position, as well as autonomous movement i.e. following troops during their movement.

Anti-tank missile testing ©Ministry of Defence Republic of Serbia

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With information from: Ministry of Defence Republic of Serbia






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