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Tactical exercises in Serbia: it is shown how helicopters hit targets with missiles 9М14М "Baby"

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At large-scale military maneuvers in Serbia, helicopter strikes against the armored vehicles of a simulated enemy were practiced. Impressive footage was captured on video.


The tactical exercise "Assistance-2020" was held in early October 2020, about 2800 members of the Serbian armed forces, including units of the air force, air defense troops, ground forces, including the 72nd special operations brigade and 63 40st Airborne Brigade. The Serbian army used 150 aircraft and more than XNUMX ground vehicles in the exercises.

The commander of the Serbian Air Force, Major General Dusko Zharkovic, said that during the exercises it was possible to use Russian-made MiG-29 aircraft and Mi-17 and Mi-35 helicopters. In addition, the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile-gun systems were also involved. But the "highlight" of the exercise was the use of a French-designed Gazel attack helicopter armed with Soviet 9M14M Malyutka missiles.

Let us remind you that the Gazelle helicopters were inherited by the Serbian armed forces from the late Yugoslavia. At one time, Belgrade acquired a license from France to build helicopters, after which it began production at a plant in Mostar. Mostar is now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. For a long time there is no Yugoslavian airline SOKO, which was engaged in the production of helicopters. But they are still in service with the Serbian Armed Forces.

The GAMA helicopter modification is one of the most powerful French helicopter models ever in service with the European armies. Each helicopter can carry up to four 9M14M “Baby” anti-tank missiles, known in NATO as the AT-3 Swatter, and two 9M32M “Strela-2M” anti-aircraft missiles (SA-7 Grail). These helicopters are now part of the Shadow 714th Anti-Tank Helicopter Squadron, based in Lashevci in central Serbia.

Serbia also produces the 9M14M Malyutka rocket under the name Malyutka-2T5 under license. Western experts call the missile obsolete, however, as demonstrated by the footage from the exercises, both helicopters and missiles can still be used in a modern military operation.


The video shows the direct hits of rockets fired from helicopters on targets at the Peshter training ground in southwestern Serbia. When the targets were hit and clouds of smoke rose over the impromptu battlefield, the helicopters fired another salvo to complete the destruction of the targets. Then the rockets destroyed the wooden "house": this is how the helicopters carried out preparations for the assault on the site by a motorized infantry unit.

By the way, in addition to helicopters, MiG-2020 fighters were also active in the "Assistance-29" exercises, which for the first time in twenty years completed the launch of air-to-ground missiles. Interestingly, the Serbian army also tested 2 Miloš unmanned ground vehicles in action, which were used in the exercises along with conventional armored vehicles, working at targets with their 7,62 mm machine guns.


Military exercises "Assistance-2020": the offensive of the ground unit



Military exercises "Assistance-2020": MLRS are working



Military exercises "Assistance-2020": landing of troops

The maneuvers also involved a Serbian-made 155-mm wheeled self-propelled artillery howitzer Nora-B52, an upgraded 128-mm self-propelled rocket launcher M-17 "Ogan", a modular rocket launcher M-18 "Ogan" and a multiple launch rocket system fire "Morava".

In general, large-scale military exercises showed that Serbia in recent years has not in vain increased investments in its defense. The country's armed forces remain one of the most efficient in the Balkan Peninsula. Serbia, surrounded by numerous opponents, cannot but have a powerful army.
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  1. Insurgent
    Insurgent 13 October 2020 09: 40
    +4

    On the issue of "Baby" and ATGM in general ...

    An interesting solution for covering the m-84as1 tank turret with elements of dynamic protection ...
    Some experts consider it to be the most effective in terms of protection from almost all projections.


    But this is actually a T-72 tower ...



  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 13 October 2020 09: 43
    -2
    They dug up the "baby" together with th with mammoth bones? lol
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 13 October 2020 09: 48
      +6
      Quote: Victor_B
      Did they dig up the "baby" together with the mammoth bones?

      No, they are produced in a modernized version, in fact, like China ...



      ATGM like the HJ-73D (红 箭 - "Hongjian" \ Red Arrow) is a Chinese modernized version of the Malyutka ATGM. It differs from the original "Baby" \ HJ-73 in a new guidance unit and a semi-automatic command guidance system along the line of sight, and anti-tank missiles were also modernized directly.



      Chinese modernized version of the Malyutka ATGM in Syria.
    2. Observer2014
      Observer2014 13 October 2020 09: 56
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      They dug up the "baby" together with th with mammoth bones? lol

      I don’t know about Earth. The meteorite will collapse. The third world will pass. I don't know what else? The zombie apocalypse will happen. And this "Baby", RPG-7, AK, BMP 1-2, Mi 2 and 8, T-72, An-2 will live forever laughing
    3. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 13 October 2020 10: 02
      +5
      Quote: Victor_B
      Little did they dig up mammoth bones with them?

      Don't touch your "native" ... A reliable weapon in the right hands. But it requires skill from the operator. But if you can! On a dispute from top to bottom in the tower ...
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 13 October 2020 10: 21
        +3
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        In capable hands, a reliable weapon. But it requires skill from the operator.

        Yes,"First generation"... Training is necessary. And even after a training course, like with a bicycle -"learned once and for all my life" - will not work.
        Skills need to be constantly updated, improved and maintained.
  3. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 13 October 2020 09: 46
    0
    "Will the old horse spoil the furrow?" ... what
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 October 2020 09: 55
    +4
    9M14M "Baby"
    As far as I remember from the school, the "Baby" has a wire connection (copper wire) and the operator is obliged to keep the target in an ellipse on the sight at launch. On the BMP-1 it is clear, because on the ground, and by helicopter? The weapon is of course outdated, but in the absence of a stamp, we write it in simple terms.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 13 October 2020 10: 09
      +3
      Quote: rotmistr60
      As far as I remember from the school, "Baby" has a wired connection (copper wire)

      No. Two-core, bimetallic wire (steel + copper ") braided.

      Durable (try it again!), Used by the infantry as a stretching element. But when starting, sometimes it breaks when hooked on interfering objects, trees, bushes, even weeds ...
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 13 October 2020 10: 10
        +3
        In the 70s, pure copper wire without braiding.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 13 October 2020 10: 14
          +6
          Quote: rotmistr60
          In the 70s, pure copper wire without braid.

          How so? You're not right No. The braid is, among other things, the isolation of one core from another ... Otherwise, "short circuit" ("short circuit") and the wire as a "bridge" for transmitting control signals from the operator to the ATGM stops working ...

          The braid is just so thin that it is very difficult to notice it.
          But at home, when repairing headphones with movable "ears", I had to use a wire from "Fagot". Quite successfully "split" TWO VINES ...
          1. rotmistr60
            rotmistr60 13 October 2020 10: 25
            +4
            At "Fagot" it is possible. "Baby" had only copper. After firing from the BMP-1, he himself sent the soldiers to reel, because it was necessary to pass.
            1. Insurgent
              Insurgent 13 October 2020 10: 26
              +5
              Quote: rotmistr60
              At "Fagot" it is possible. "Baby" had only copper. After firing from the BMP-1, he himself sent the soldiers to reel, because it was necessary to pass.

              request But on the braid (isolation), we agree that there is one in any wire ATGM?

              While preparing the comment, I additionally learned that the 9M14 rocket was controlled by THREE wire wires. (Https://topwar.ru/4480-malyutka-protivotankovyy-raketnyy-kompleks.html)
          2. Lopatov
            Lopatov 13 October 2020 11: 53
            +3
            Quote: Insurgent
            How so? You are wrong no Braiding is also the insulation of one core from another ...

            As far as I remember, the braid was there only at the very beginning, I won't lie, I don't remember, but within the first 10 meters, then varnish.
            Otherwise, the coil on the rocket will be too big and heavy.

            Quote: Insurgent
            Durable (try it again!), Used by the infantry as a stretching element.

            Unused.
            Yuzanny is worse.
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 13 October 2020 12: 42
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      On the BMP-1 it is clear, because on the ground, and by helicopter?

      Helicopter wired ATGM is the norm. Suffice it to recall the same "Cobra" with the TOW ATGM, where "W" stands for Wire-guided, wire guidance.
  5. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 13 October 2020 10: 02
    +4
    How long will these brothers with babies last, after they began to turn up their nose from Russia. At this rate, they will already conduct the next exercises jointly with NATO.
    1. askort154
      askort154 13 October 2020 10: 31
      +1
      7,62x54 ....How long will these brothers with babies last, after they began to turn up their nose from Russia. At this rate, they will already conduct the next exercises jointly with NATO.

      Already carried out. And from the teachings of the "Slavic brotherhood" - they refused, after the reception of Vuyachich by Trump. Where he sat in front of him, in a separate chair, like a student in front of the headmaster. The area of ​​Serbia is like our Penza region, and the population is 7,4 million.
    2. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 13 October 2020 10: 44
      +3
      Quote: 7,62x54
      ... after they began to turn up their nose from Russia.

      Serbia just really looks at the circumstances and the situation around the country. They do not indulge themselves with the illusion that Russia can really help them in difficult times, except for diplomatic admonitions. Bulgarians and Montenegrins, having joined NATO, finally closed the encirclement.
      Geographically isolated, Serbia is simply forced to interact with NATO. And integration with the European Union is a matter of time. And with NATO, there will be neutrality at best. But we all know perfectly well how neutral Finland or Sweden behave.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 13 October 2020 10: 20
    +1
    Serbs are now surrounded by "partners", it is especially difficult. Indeed, there are only two allies ..............
  7. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 13 October 2020 11: 30
    -1
    Yes, Serbia Strong.
    Unfortunately, the Serbs now do not have a leader ready to lead the nation, like Radovan Karadzic was.
    Bog je Srbin!
    1. 7,62h54
      7,62h54 13 October 2020 12: 03
      0
      The nation will be led by a new prime minister. Given her preferences, it is clear in which direction.
  8. Doliva63
    Doliva63 13 October 2020 18: 04
    +1
    "The commander of the Serbian Air Force, Major General Dusko Zharkovic, said that during the exercise it was possible to use Russian-made MiG-29 aircraft ..." laughing