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Serbia wrings extra life out of M-84

30th June 2020 - 09:30 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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The Serbian military formally unveiled its M-84AS-1 MBT earlier this month, as the latest upgrade of a licensed-built version of the venerable T-72M.

The M-84AS-1 (pictured) was developed by the VTI, the Serbian Military-Technical Institute situated in Belgrade, with upgrade work performed at the MoD-owned Čačak Overhaul Plant.

In the first stage of the upgrade package, Serbian-designed ERO-19 explosive-reactive armour (ERA) was added. Based on the Soviet-era Gofr system, ERO-19 protects a large proportion of the tank’s hull and turret, including its top side.

The gunner is provided with the new DNNS 2ATK day/night sight featuring a thermal imaging

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