Army of Pakistan confirms purchase of Serbian-made Lazar II 8x8 armored personnel carrier 0208133

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Friday, August 2, 2013 02:55 PM
 
Army of Pakistan confirms the purchase of the Serbian-made Lazar II 8x8 armored personnel carrier.
The Pakistan Army is reportedly in the process of acquiring new Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)’s as a part of its initiative to fight terrorist outfits on Pakistan’s western border. According to reports the army has procured three Serbian LAZAR II AFV’s for evaluation with the possibility of constructing facilities to produce the AFV/APC locally, under license.
     
The Pakistan Army is reportedly in the process of acquiring new Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)’s as a part of its initiative to fight terrorist outfits on Pakistan’s western border. According to reports the army has procured three Serbian LAZAR II AFV’s for evaluation with the possibility of constructing facilities to produce the AFV/APC locally, under license.
The Lazar 2 of YugoImport was unveiled during the latest defense exhibition in Serbia, Partner 2013.
     

The armoured vehicle is a potent weapon especially against irregular and guerrilla forces.

According to reports, the procurement of said mechanized armoured vehicles will be announced officially very soon.

The LAZAR II is an 8x8 APC based on modifications of the concept and the technical solutions of the original LAZAR vehicle. These modifications are carried on with the purpose to further harmonize the basic characteristics of the vehicle with contemporary international defence trends in the development of multi-role armoured wheel-type vehicles.

The concept of the first Lazar vehicle represented a combination of the characteristics of a Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) and MRAV (Multirole Armoured Vehicle) type vehicles, while the LAZAR II is a derivative of the MRAV concept, courtesy of an independent suspension, which allows the platform to be customized for different roles. The concept provides for installation of different types of weapons of varying calibers on the turret depending on the purpose of the vehicle and the mission.

 

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