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Belarus is developing the long-range cruise missile

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Belarus developing the new long-range cruise missiles with a non-nuclear warhead (there is evidence that they were called “Aist”). The new missile is designed to avoid radar detection and penetrate enemy air defences

Belarusian defense industry is not the first to take part in the project for the creation of the PTRC, equipped with cruise missiles. Thus, in the International Defence Industry Exhibition IDEAS-2008, Pakistan introduced a mobile launcher cruise missiles «Babur» with Ukrainian engines and chassis Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MWTP) MZKT-79292.

Belarus may also receive Ukrainian engines MS350 and MS400. Back in early 2012, the Ukrainian company “Motor Sich” has sold 60% stake in Orsha Aircraft Repair Plant. It was found that one of the conditions of the transaction, inter alia, been adjusting production of gas turbine engines. With the light of contemporary realities, it is obvious that in Orsha prepared (or ready) to start production of missile engines MS350 or MS400 for the needs of Belarus.

The MS400 engine is designed for civil UAV.

Basic specifications:

Maximum power SLS, ISA
Thrust, kgf (kN) 400 (3,92)
SFC, kg/kgf•h (kg/kN•h)max ≤ 0.85 (86.6)
Overall dimensions
Engine diameter with respect to cowling, mm 315
Length, mm 850
Dry weight, kg 85

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