Krušik CEO Mladen Petković
Krušik Valjevo is a Serbian state-owned company specialising in the manufacture of rockets, mortars, grenades, and other high explosives. The company was founded in 1939 in the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The Krušik factory was destroyed by NATO bombs in 1999.
In September 2019, it became public that weapons manufactured by Krušik sold to US Federal contractor Alliant Techsystems ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters in Yemen. This revelation led to the arrest of whistleblower Aleksandar Obradović, an IT worker at Krušik, on suspicion of revealing company secrets. The news of Obradović's arrest had not been made public until one month later, when he was placed under house arrest. On 21 November 2019, the Council of Europe alerted that the whistleblower Aleksandar Obradović is under house arrest.
Aleksandar Obradovic, whistleblower who revealed war crimes by Serbian government owned company Krušik
59 Vladike Nikolaja, 14000, Valjevo, Serbia
Images of a Krusik 81mm M72 HE Mortar were shared by BBC Indonesia in November 2021. The images were taken by members of the West Papuan National Liberation Army (TPNPB) militia group in Kiwirok, and a commander of the Indonesian Cenderawasih Military Command, Major General Ignatius Yogo Triyono, confirmed that his troops had fired mortar rounds at Kiwirok. Investigations conducted by Conflict Arms Research into 4 bombing incidents using Krusik Mortars revealed that the declared end user of the munitions was the Indonesian State Intelligence Agency.
The Krusik 81mm M72 HE has a range of 4.9km and a "killing range" radius of 14m. The BBC report indicates that this high explosive weapon is used during combat in forest areas where it is difficult to know exactly where the target is.