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Turkmenistan purchased Serbian armored personnel carriers Lazar 3

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Serbia begins to export its own Lazar 3 (Lazar-3) armored personnel carriers, Turkmenistan became the first buyer of the equipment. This was stated by the Ambassador of Serbia to Russia (concurrently in Turkmenistan) Miroslav Lazanski.


Much news for the Serbian military industry and the Serbian economy - Jugoimport-SDPR sold Lazar 3 armored personnel carriers to Turkmenistan. On the market of this category - armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, there are a lot of good equipment, and if the Lazar 3 was able to achieve victory in Turkmenistan, then this machine is really of high quality

- the ambassador said.

The exact number of Serbian armored personnel carriers ordered by Ashgabat has not been disclosed, the terms of the contract are classified. According to unofficial data, Turkmenistan signed a contract in 2020 for the purchase of 24 Lazar 3 armored personnel carriers with delivery starting in 2021. According to other sources, Turkmenistan has purchased an experimental batch of armored personnel carriers in the amount of 9 units, based on the results of the operation of which a decision will be made on further purchases.

It is assumed that the Serbian armored personnel carrier Lazar 3 is being purchased to replace the Soviet / Russian-made BTR-80 in the Turkmen army.

The Lazar-3 armored personnel carrier is a further development of the Serbian Lazar 1 and Lazar 2 vehicles, developed by Hugoimport - SDPR jointly with the Belgrade Military Technical Institute. It was first shown at the IDEX 2017 exhibition. In the same year, the gendarmerie (Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia) received the first armored personnel carriers. The Lazar 3 armored personnel carriers entered service with the Serbian army in 2018.

The wheel formula is 8x8, the declared protection in the basic version is 3 STANAG 4569, the front protection is increased to the level of 3+. Mine protection meets STANAG 4569 level 3a and 3b. Reservations can be enhanced with hinged blocks. Armament at the customer's choice: 30-mm cannon, 12,7 and 7,62-mm machine guns, ATGM. Crew - 3 people, landing - 9 fighters.

Length - 8 m, width - 3 m, height - 2,3 m (excluding the combat module). Weight - 24 tons as standard, 26 tons with enhanced armor. Speed ​​- 110 km / h.
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Serbian Ministry of Defense
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 29 March 2021 13: 39
    -4
    Turkmenistan purchased Serbian armored personnel carriers Lazar 3
    Turkmenbashi ... a great original, if so, diplomatically, to put it.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 29 March 2021 13: 45
      +8
      Quote: rocket757
      Turkmenbashi ... a great original, if so, diplomatically, to put it.

      Saparmurat Niyazov-Turkmenbashi died on December 21, 2006.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 29 March 2021 13: 51
        +3
        And what, Berdymukhamedov is not "the father of all Turkmens"? If you look closely, so ... he hasn't written his "Rukhnama" yet? will write, no doubt about it.
        And so ... this is THEIR BUSINESS. We are not invited to that "garden".
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 29 March 2021 14: 03
          +2
          Quote: rocket757
          And what, Berdymukhamedov is not "the father of all Turkmens"?

          just like Erdogan is not Ataturk
          not enough to be president
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 29 March 2021 14: 15
            0
            In every joke, there is a fraction of the joke.
            THEIR case.
        2. Wolf
          Wolf 29 March 2021 16: 23
          0
          In fact, Lazar was invited to buy. wink
      2. Prisoner
        Prisoner 30 March 2021 16: 49
        0
        So what? "The king is dead, long live the king!" A holy place is never empty. hi
    2. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 29 March 2021 13: 49
      +10
      What should they buy? Russia has nothing to offer in this class. There is not even a talk about the beginning of serial production of Boomerang. Upgrading the BTR-80, which is a dead poultice. Lazar-3 is an ordinary modern armored personnel carrier, nothing supernatural and the price should be appropriate. Our armament. It is good that they did not buy from the Turks, at least this is a plus.

      And the Serbs are just great, they are moving their military-industrial complex. Many current and advanced developments.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 29 March 2021 13: 52
        0
        I sho, someone criticized? This is their business.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 29 March 2021 14: 25
          +6
          Turkmenistan has purchased an experimental batch of armored personnel carriers in the amount of 9 units, based on the results of the operation of which a decision will be made on further purchases.


          And the operating conditions in Turkmenistan are harsh. There is heat (record +50, and up to +80 sand), and cold (up to -15 in the mountains) and dust storms ...
          We had a mechanic guide on an infantry fighting vehicle, who was an instructor at a training ground in Turkmenistan on an urgent basis in the Soviet Union, and said that "behe" was not easy in those conditions.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 29 March 2021 14: 28
            +3
            It can be assumed that the equipment was completed taking into account local conditions ... so it's logical.
            Now only military operation will show what has been done / foreseen / prepared for and for what.
          2. Richard
            Richard 29 March 2021 21: 54
            +1

            Insurgent: And the operating conditions in Turkmenistan are harsh. There is heat (record +50, and up to +80 sand), and cold (up to -15 in the mountains) and dust storms ...
            We had a mechanic guide on an infantry fighting vehicle, which was urgently passed by the Union as an instructor at a training ground in Turkmenistan ...

            either Bakharden or "Barkhan". The second is generally a nightmare. But specialists, mechanics and repairmen were trained there excellent
      2. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 29 March 2021 14: 54
        +4
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        It is good that they did not buy from the Turks, at least this is a plus.

        Yes, but we are already losing the arms market even in the former Soviet republics.
      3. Kibalchish
        Kibalchish 30 March 2021 13: 00
        0
        Against the background of this news, last year's delivery of Russian BRDM2 to Serbia looks at least strange!
  2. Pavel57
    Pavel57 29 March 2021 13: 40
    -5
    It is assumed that the Serbian armored personnel carrier Lazar 3 is being purchased to replace the Soviet / Russian-made BTR-80 in the Turkmen army.

    The BTR 80 is not ideal, but with great potential for modernization.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 29 March 2021 13: 56
      0
      Quote: Pavel57
      The BTR 80 is not ideal, but with great potential for modernization.

      Just not up to the performance characteristics of the Lazar 3 BTR indicated in the article, judging by them, it is more profitable for Turkmenistan to buy a Serbian BTR than even a Russian BTR-82A ...
      1. Graz
        Graz 29 March 2021 14: 58
        -5
        an armored personnel carrier with glass blocks in the sides is
        it is not an army armored personnel carrier, for the police forces
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 29 March 2021 15: 02
          -5
          Quote: Graz
          an armored personnel carrier with glass blocks in the sides is
          it is not an army armored personnel carrier, for the police forces

          The BTR-80 / 80A has nothing of the kind, that's why they ride the brane ...
          protection in the basic version - 3 STANAG 4569, front protection increased to level 3+. Mine protection meets STANAG 4569 level 3a and 3b. Reservations can be enhanced with hinged blocks.
  3. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 29 March 2021 13: 45
    +1
    In any case, the Serbs are great!
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 29 March 2021 14: 05
      +4
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      In any case, the Serbs are great!

      Serbian sounds funny
      Borben's window was carried by "Lazar-3"
      armored combat vehicle
  4. Pavel57
    Pavel57 29 March 2021 13: 59
    -2
    Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
    In any case, the Serbs are great!


    Definitely - well done.

    And we are not great. For a long time (since 2011) it was necessary, at least for the sake of export, to produce the BTR-90.
  5. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 29 March 2021 14: 06
    +1
    The armed forces of the Turkmen Army are about 900 wheeled BTR-60-70-80-80A, BTR-80 and 80A - 450 and 4, respectively, so we can say that the Russian Federation has forever lost the market for lightly armored wheeled vehicles ...
    Turkmenistan has more than 1 units. BMP-000-1, so some of the armored personnel carriers can go to replace the BMP-2 ....
    Turkmenistan is a rich republic and can afford such a renewal ... but while the Russian Federation is still losing its position in the Central Asian arms market ... first Kazakhstan is now Turkmenistan ...
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 29 March 2021 14: 10
      -2
      Lara Croft, why “forever?” Perhaps the Boomerang platform will successfully “shoot” and we will again regain our lost positions in the arms market.
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 29 March 2021 14: 38
        +1
        Quote: Thrifty
        Lara Croft, why “forever?” Perhaps the Boomerang platform will successfully “shoot” and we will again regain our lost positions in the arms market.

        Blessed is he who believes. Who will buy an armored personnel carrier from us, which we ourselves do not have in service? And for the price it is better to buy Serbian ...
        In addition, almost all of our republics from Central Asia are Turkic-speaking and they will buy all wheeled military equipment from the Turks, and everyone has BMPs in storage ...
    2. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 29 March 2021 16: 22
      0
      Turkmenistan is not rich. With the fall in hydrocarbon prices, it began to experience big problems with the budget. After all, apart from hydrocarbons, there is not much there.
  6. knn54
    knn54 29 March 2021 14: 07
    0
    To break into a market dominated by Italians and Turks is a matter of respect.
    Self-propelled howitzers, now armored personnel carriers. I'm glad for the Serbs.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 29 March 2021 14: 42
      -1
      Quote: knn54
      To break into a market dominated by Italians and Turks is a matter of respect.
      Self-propelled howitzers, now armored personnel carriers. I'm glad for the Serbs.

      What are these
      Self-propelled howitzers
      , How are you feeling?
      The Turkmen have all Soviet-made PAs, with the exception of 6 Dana SGs purchased in 2016.
  7. Yuriy71
    Yuriy71 29 March 2021 14: 09
    +1
    "... and if Lazar 3 was able to achieve victory in Turkmenistan, then this car is really of high quality"! This means absolutely nothing, except that OTKAT could be quite good! And the Serbs are now trying in every possible way to enter the arms market, for them it is very important and, All means can be good !!! )))
  8. tarabar
    tarabar 29 March 2021 14: 17
    +4
    If the Turkmens bought armored personnel carriers from the Serbs for real money, then I am sincerely happy for both the Serbs and the Turkmens. And I would be more upset by the news if they bought this equipment from us again on credit paid by our bank, fund, budget, and again with an incomprehensible prospect of repayment.
  9. Pavel57
    Pavel57 29 March 2021 14: 20
    0
    Quote: Lara Croft
    Turkmenistan is a rich republic and can afford such a renewal.


    With the fall in gas prices, Turkmenistan is no longer so prosperous. If before everything was at a low price, now they have risen
    prices for housing and communal services, etc.
    1. Group of comrades
      Group of comrades 29 March 2021 14: 34
      0
      I think that payments for housing and communal services, other expenses of citizens, even queues for essential goods in Turkmenistan and the defense budget of an autocratic state have little to do with each other. The point is, perhaps, in the price of the issue or in the form of payment. 1 armored personnel carrier = 700 rams or 5 horses.
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 29 March 2021 14: 21
    -5
    Don't understand if Serbian armored personnel carriers are better than ours or cheaper? Or did the Turkmens take an example from the Banderlog and went for the principle - nothing Russian? recourse
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 29 March 2021 14: 46
      +5
      Quote: Ros 56
      Don't understand if Serbian armored personnel carriers are better than ours or cheaper? :

      Well, the performance characteristics of the Serbian armored personnel carrier at the end of the article, look and compare with the BTR-80 or BTR-80A?
      Even the military units of the third world countries do not want to ride on armor in the 21st century due to the lack of mine protection ...
  11. Pavel57
    Pavel57 29 March 2021 14: 29
    0
    Quote: Ros 56
    Don't understand if Serbian armored personnel carriers are better than ours or cheaper?

    Rather, the question is purely political. The Serbs are relatively neutral, the weapons are Russian.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 29 March 2021 14: 50
      -1
      Quote: Pavel57
      Rather, the question is purely political. The Serbs are relatively neutral, the weapons are Russian.

      The Serbian Army is armed with only Yugoslav and Serbian wheeled armored personnel carriers from our wheeled armored vehicles only BRDM-2 ....
      1. Pavel57
        Pavel57 29 March 2021 14: 54
        0
        I meant a 30mm cannon on an armored personnel carrier.
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 29 March 2021 15: 07
          -1
          Quote: Pavel57
          I meant a 30mm cannon on an armored personnel carrier.

          The Serbian armored personnel carriers purchased by the Turkmen will go to replace our BTR-80s, in principle, the further development of other BTR-80A, 82A from the BTR-80 is no different except for weapons, the absence of mine protection is not and is not expected, there is no possibility of strengthening the reservation ...
  12. raki-uzo
    raki-uzo 29 March 2021 15: 13
    -2
    Get out of the Great Turan :)
    1. hydroy
      hydroy 29 March 2021 16: 11
      0
      Stop taking drugs)
  13. yfast
    yfast 29 March 2021 16: 16
    +2
    Where are our new armored personnel carriers from parades?
    1. Pashhenko Nikolay
      Pashhenko Nikolay 29 March 2021 18: 31
      +2
      Preparing for the next parades.
  14. Roma 1977
    Roma 1977 29 March 2021 16: 26
    +2
    It is logical. Soviet armored personnel carriers and their Russian modernizations are morally outdated. It is obvious.
  15. Wolf
    Wolf 29 March 2021 17: 01
    0
    Turmenia made a good purchase, for this dengue it was a rational choice.
    But today the masterpiece of the Serbian OBK NORA BK 1 "PERUN" howitzer 155mm. It is eaten both on the 8x8 KAMAZ chassis and on the German MAN. At a price that is unattainable for competitors in terms of quality and performance, it can be used to blow a lion's howitzer. They shoot at 40-70 km depending on the amount of ammunition, the rate of fire of 6 shells per minute. But it is what is most important in the FIRST 20 sec. 3 SHELLS !!! With 3 rounds, a 155mm howitzer solves the task in 80% of cases.
    With the KRASNOPOL or LUCH projectiles, the Belarusian begins to be a PERUN with 1 projectile hitting the forehead between the eyes, in combination with a small UAV it is a 155mm sniper and in 20 seconds destroy everything in its path. In terms of the balance of price / quality, there are no competitors here on the world market. RECOMMENDATION for all states that look at their dengue, but want weapons at the top of the world, especially which are used by KAMAZ and can buy KRASNOPOL or LUCH take off.

    https://youtu.be/Kd-682WlhcI
  16. lis-ik
    lis-ik 29 March 2021 17: 47
    +3
    Ashgabat

    Why are these innovations distorting the Russian language, as was Ashgabat. it remained so, no need to go in a stream of incomprehensible flirting with the former republics, they can call their capital whatever they like, but the Russian transcription does not change.
  17. Azimuth
    Azimuth 29 March 2021 18: 34
    +1
    Quote: Wolf
    Turmenia made a good purchase, for this dengue it was a rational choice.
    But today the masterpiece of the Serbian OBK NORA BK 1 "PERUN" howitzer 155mm. It is eaten both on the 8x8 KAMAZ chassis and on the German MAN. At a price that is unattainable for competitors in terms of quality and performance, it can be used to blow a lion's howitzer. They shoot at 40-70 km depending on the amount of ammunition, the rate of fire of 6 shells per minute. But it is what is most important in the FIRST 20 sec. 3 SHELLS !!! With 3 rounds, a 155mm howitzer solves the task in 80% of cases.
    With the KRASNOPOL or LUCH projectiles, the Belarusian begins to be a PERUN with 1 projectile hitting the forehead between the eyes, in combination with a small UAV it is a 155mm sniper and in 20 seconds destroy everything in its path. In terms of the balance of price / quality, there are no competitors here on the world market. RECOMMENDATION for all states that look at their dengue, but want weapons at the top of the world, especially which are used by KAMAZ and can buy KRASNOPOL or LUCH take off.

    https://youtu.be/Kd-682WlhcI

    Recently, the Serbs have indeed proposed many projects and implemented quite a lot, including in the CIS, having ousted us, along with the Israelis and the Chinese, from this niche, which is the case - the military-industrial complex is already just tired of its forever young BTR-60PB.

    In the case of the Turkmen, an important role was played by the fact that the Serbs provided their Lazar armored personnel carrier for testing to Pakistan, allowing it, among other things, to fire and detonate the provided armored personnel carrier. As you know, other manufacturers did not agree to this, some did not undermine their samples at all, considering the results of ... computer simulation to be sufficient and convincing.
    Both the Turkmen and our other neighbors followed the tests of the Lazar armored personnel carrier in Pakistan, which it passed confirming the declared characteristics. This is their consequence, the first, the contract in the CIS and probably not the last. The armored personnel carrier is really good and it will be a valid excuse for those "partners" and neighbors who, fearing Big Brother's sanctions, will refuse new contracts and purchases from us.
  18. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 29 March 2021 21: 06
    -2
    Turkmens started to sing lazarus? Not surprising... laughing