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Feb 21 17 1:56 PM
IDEX 2017: Yugoimport unveils 'giant Grad' rocketJeremy Binnie, Abu Dhabi - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly21 February 2017 The 400 mm Sumadija correctable rocket was displayed prominently on the Yugoimport SDPR stand at IDEX. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick AllenThe Yugoimport SDPR stand at the 2017 IDEX show in Abu Dhabi was dominated by the 400 mm Sumadija correctable rocket.The rocket is 8.25 m long, has a total launch weight of 1,502 kg, a 889 kg solid motor, and a 200 kg unitary high-explosive/fragmentation warhead fitted with a proximity/impact fuze. Its minimum and maximum ranges are listed as 70 and 280 km respectively.Yugoimport's Marko Stojanovic told Jane's that the company used its experience making 122 mm Grad-type rockets to meet a growing market demand for larger calibre weapons. As with a Grad, Sumadija uses wrap around stabilisation fins that pop out after it leaves its launch tube, but it also has pop out steering fins on its nose that enable it to correct its course using an inertial navigation system (INS).Stojanovic said that it was envisage it will use a four- or six-tube launcher mounted on an 8x8 truck. "The testing phase will begin very soon," he said.Rear view of the Sumadija. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)(185 of 230 words)
Feb 22 17 12:28 AM
Serbia Develops Sumadija Tactical Missile With Ranges Exceeding 280 KmFeb 20, 2017 14:28Photo by Petar VojinovicSerbia’s Yugoimport-SDPR has developed a new Sumadija guided artillery rocket with ranges exceeding 280 km.The new Sumadija tactical missile was formally unveiled at IDEX 2017 defence exhibition. The Sumadija is designed for destruction of enemy area targets such as military bases, airports, ports and port facilities, important transport nodes and crossroads, factories and other significant immovable objects on land at distances of up to 280 km.The Sumadija missile is intended for use against high-value, well-fortified, fixed targets and is armed with a 200-kg high-explosive or fragmentation warhead.Yugoimport-SDPR reported that the Sumadija has a diameter of 400 mm, a length of 8250 mm, a total weight of 1502 kg, and a 200 kg warhead.Photo by Petar VojinovicPhoto by Petar Vojinovic
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Sumadija correctable artillery rocket with range of 285 km„Sumadija" is designed for destruction of enemy area targets such as: military bases, airports, ports and port facilities, important transport nodes and crossroads, factories and other significant immovable objects on land at distances of up to 285 km. The „Sumadija" system is grouped in a battery as the basic formation unit, but each lunch vehicle can be deployed as a stand-alone weapon.Performances* Maximum range (at sea level) Up to 285 km* Minimum range (at sea level) More than 70 km* Operating temperature range -30°C/+50°C* System accuracy ~ 2.50/00* System reliability 0.95Warhead* Type of warhead HE/fragmentation* Warhead weight 200 kgFuse* Type of fuse Proximity / ContactRocket motor* Type of propellant Solid composite* Time to launch ≤12min* Overall missile length 8250 mm* Missile caliber 400 mm* Span of foldable fins with grooves 854 mm* Span of control surfaces (canards): 720 mm* Length of container-type launcher 8600 mm* Missile weight at launch ~ 1500 kg* Rocket motor propellant weight ~ 890 kgMissile DescriptionThe basic sub-systems (modules) of the missile include the warhead, the control section with the inertial navigation system (INS) and guidance section, the rocket motor and the rotating fin section.The WarheadThe warhead is a high-explosive fragmentation type with a total weight of 200 kg furnished with a contact and proximity fuse.Warhead characteristics:Warhead* Type of warhead HE/fragmentation* Warhead weight 200 kg* Type of explosive composite HMX Al* Explosive weight 41 kg* Missile time to launch ≤12min* Warhead length 950 mm* Warhead diameter 300 mmFuseType of fuse Proximity / Contact
Jun 5 17 3:38 PM
Belarus to develop new long-range MRLNikolai Novichkov, Minsk - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly24 May 2017A Polonez B-200BM combat vehicle at MILEX 2017. As well as a longer-range version being developed, the system may also be adapted to fire the 750 mm M20 guided missile (shown in the foreground). Source: N NovichkovThe Belarusian defence industry is developing a multiple rocket launcher (MRL) with a range of up to 300 km, an official spokesperson for the State Military Industry Committee (GKVP) told Jane's at MILEX 2017, which took place in Minsk from 20-22 May."In accordance with an order by GKVP, the Precision Electro-Mechanics Plant [ZTEM] has started the development of an MRL with a firing range of up to 300 km within the framework of the established co-operation. The localisation of its manufacturing is supposed to reach 85%," the spokesperson said. He added that the first live-firing trials of the new system are scheduled for October.The official pointed out that deliveries to the Belarusian armed forces of the B-200 Polonez MRL, which has a 200 km range, had been among the pivotal achievements of the country's defence industry in 2016. The system was produced in Belarus with assistance from China and is based on the Chinese A200 MRL.The upgraded 300-km-range variant will be designated the B-300. Offered for export by state-owned foreign trading enterprise Belspetsvneshtekhnika, the system might also be tested and certified for the Belarusian military.The Polonez system, which was unveiled at MILEX 2017, incorporates the B-200BM combat vehicle, the B-200TZM transporter-loader vehicle, and the B-200BMU mobile command-and-control (C2) post vehicle. The system is designed to engage mechanised units, infrastructure, signal hubs and other weapon systems. The B-200 has a firing range of 50-200 km and a combat readiness time of 10 minutes. A division of Polonez MRLs has an ammunition load of 144 rockets.The B-200BM combat vehicle is armed with eight ready-to-launch 301 mm missiles in two containerised pods. The missiles are mounted on an MZKT-7930-300 8x8 heavy truck produced by Minsk Wheeled Tractor, which has a fully laden weight of about 46 tonnes, a crew of three and a maximum road speed of 70 km/h.(334 of 483 words)
Jun 5 17 4:15 PM
New Belarus’s missile can reach over 280 kilometersMay 21, 2017Belarus unveiled a new version of missiles for Polonez multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) at the MILEX 2017 exhibition.The Belarus’s Army and Precision Electromechanics Factory (Zavoda Tochnoy Elektromekhaniki) in Dzerzhinsk are working on a new tactical missile capable of reaching enemy targets as far as 280 kilometers away. The mock-up of new missiles was unveiled during MILEX 2017.According to the official source, the new missiles or rockets has a range of 280 km, a warhead of 480 kg compared to the just ~ 150 kg from the base version of 300-mm rockets.The Polonez is a new Belarusian multiple launch rocket system. It was developed to replace Soviet 220-mm Uragan and 300-mm Smerch artillery rocket systems. It is likely that development of the Polonez was assisted by China.MRLS Polonez is designed to deliver strikes against enemy personnel in the open and in shelters as well as unarmored and armored fighting vehicles and special vehicles, artillery units, missile systems and air defense missile systems, aircraft at airfields.
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MattReloaded wrote:I have a soft spot for the Maersk B-class Panamax container vessels and their elegant lines : cheap to acquire (Maersk has been trying to get rid of the whole class for a while now), low mileage, adequate number available, enough deck space to accommodate a large number of containers, fast with long legs,...MAIN PARTICULARS :* LOA : 293.86 meters* LBP : 278.20 meters* Breadth, moulded : 32.18 meters* Depth to Main Deck : 21.40 meters* Draught, design : 12.20 meters* Draught, summer : 13.50 meters* Service speed : 29.2 knots (@ design draught, 85% MCR)* Maximum speed : 32.0 knots (@ design draught, 100% MCR)* Cruising range : 11,500 NM @ service speed
BSmittyVA wrote:MattReloaded wrote:I have a soft spot for the Maersk B-class Panamax container vessels and their elegant lines : cheap to acquire (Maersk has been trying to get rid of the whole class for a while now), low mileage, adequate number available, enough deck space to accommodate a large number of containers, fast with long legs,...MAIN PARTICULARS :* LOA : 293.86 meters* LBP : 278.20 meters* Breadth, moulded : 32.18 meters* Depth to Main Deck : 21.40 meters* Draught, design : 12.20 meters* Draught, summer : 13.50 meters* Service speed : 29.2 knots (@ design draught, 85% MCR)* Maximum speed : 32.0 knots (@ design draught, 100% MCR)* Cruising range : 11,500 NM @ service speed1) So roughly 17 x 8-10 40' containers worth of rockets. Two pods per container. Or around 1,600-2,000 MLRS rockets (or fewer Predator Hawks). That would make for one impressive fireworks show if it got hit! However, the containers might actually protect neighboring pods. 2) Personally, I'm more a fan of ASOTC-S than -L. Short of a Normandy redux, the times where you need 2,000 MLRS rockets in one place are vanishingly few and far between. The less expensive, distributed nature of -S allows you to scatter them around a theater (and the world) to cover more situations. Maybe there needs to be an ASOTC-M? 3) I've said this before, but IMHO, MLRS really needs a mini cruise missile that can fit in the same area as a GMLRS and use the GMLRS warheads, but fly out 300km or more. Perhaps having a choice of simple guidance or more sophisticated anti-ship/terminal guidance. It would be useful on land or at sea.
Video: Israel tests LORA missile in cargo ship launchPosted on June 21, 2017Photo: IAIIsrael Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on June 20 a successful test firing of the LORA (Long-Range Artillery weapon system) from a cargo ship towards a pre-planned target.The tested missile is a long-range tactical ground-to-ground missile developed by IAI’s MALAM division.The weapon system was positioned on a naval vessel far out in the sea to allow the company to demonstrate the missile’s range of stated 400 km.According to IAI, the 1,600 kg missile boasts a precision range of “10 meters or better”.Boaz Levi, executive vice president and general manager of systems, Missiles & Space Group said: “This was one of the most complex trails we held over the past few years and a technological breakthrough for IAI’s missile development operations. The trail was held according to a full operational outline, including an assessment of the system’s maneuvering, assault and precision capabilities. The impressive results attest for the system’s maturity and advanced capabilities.” Levy added, “I would like to thank Israel’s navy, air force, SIBAT and Ministry of Defense for the unusual collaboration which was reflected in the outstanding system performance in this trail.”
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