Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Techimpex offers BM-27 Uragan rocket launcher systems upgrade

Ukrainian private company Techimpex announced details of a comprehensive BM-27 Uragan upgrade during the Arms and Security 2017 defence exhibition in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Techimpex offered main characteristics upgrade for the ZIL-135LM eight-wheeled military transport from BM-27 Uragan self-propelled multiple rocket launcher systems.

Modernization allows to extend the service life of ZIL-135LM and improve the following characteristics.

  • Dynamic – to reduce fuel consumption and increase power reserve;
  • Maintainability – assigned life of the engine between overhauls is significantly increased.

The main differences from the basic version are: 2 gasoline ZIL-345 engines are replaced with 2 diesel D-245 engines. The vehicle is powered by a two D-245.30E2 engines l four-cylinder in-line vertical engine.

Description of indicators



Combat weight10,61 t
Length9,63 m
Width2,8 m
Height3,233 m
Clearance0,475 m
Max.speed highway 70 km/h
Cruising rangehighway – 765 km

off road – 597 km

  • roll20º
  • fording 1,2 m
  • slope 28º
  • min.turning radius 12,5 m


D-245.30E22 pcs.
4 stroke, turbochargered cylinde4
cylinder configurationlined vertical
displacement4,75 l
nominal power output115 kWt (156,4 HP)
maximum torque526(53,7) Nm (kgsxm)
Payload9000 kg
Maximum weight

(with full payload)

20000 kg
Engine coolant heating systemHydronic M12
Cabin heating systemAirtronic D4

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