Artillery: June 29, 2000


Splav State Unitary Enterprise, the Russian company that makes all Russian multiple rocket launchers, has announced a series of improvements to its 122mm BM21 Grad system.

@ The new Kapustnik-GM fire control system, which reduces the time needed for an unprepared battery to open fire from the current 35 minutes to only six minutes.

@ New 122mm rockets have greater range thanks to a new propellant.

@ New warheads are more effective against armored vehicles. These improvements can be retrofitted to existing BM21s.--Stephen V Cole


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