Saturday, November 21, 2020

Ukraine develops new Bureviy heavy rocket artillery system

“Shepetivsky Repair Plant”, part of the Ukrainian state arms conglomerate UkrOboronProm, has developed a new heavy rocket artillery system called the Bureviy (Hurricane), according to the Defense Express.

According to a Defense Express report, the Bureviy is a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) can now fire a longer-range missile distinguished by high precision.

The Ukrainian 220-mm MLRS comprises an upgraded launcher from the Soviet Uragan system equipped with an automated fire control system, new rockets and corrected rockets with the separated high explosive element.

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The Bureviy system is based on the chassis of the Czech-made Tatra T815-7T3RC1 8×8 military truck, which provides good tactical mobility. It is equipped with a single container with sixteen launcher tubes for 220-mm rockets, which can fire all current Uragan and Typhoon 2 rockets, including HE-FRAG, incendiary, thermobaric, cluster with anti-personnel or anti-tank mines.

The new MLRS has been recently tested at the Goncharívs’ke test range.

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