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MODERNIZATION OF BM-21 “GRAD” MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM TO THE LEVEL OF BM-21А “BELGRAD”

MLRS BM-21 “Grad” is adopted by armed forces of over 30 countries of the world and is the most widely spread combat system of this type. It provides destruction and neutralizing of enemy troops and combat equipment in the areas of concentration, artillery and mortar batteries, fortifications, strong points and defensive posts of the enemy.

General modernization includes:
  • installation of the racks—2 pcs. (20 or 30 rockets on each rack);
  • installations of a gunner platform;
  • installation of additional switchboard panel providing rotation of artillery unit  at 180° to ensure loading ammunition from racks, located on chassis;
  • ensuring operation of artillery unit from accumulator batteries, when the  generator of power plant is out of service;
  • installation of hydraulic racks to level the combat vehicle;
  • supply of individual SPTA kit;
  • supply of a required set of operational documentation in the customer’s  language;
  • replacement of Ural-375 chassis with МАZ-631705;
  • replacement of R-108М radio station with Barrett 2082+;
  • modification of trailer bracket BM-12А-9248108Sb.

General performance comparison of MLRS BM-21 “Grad” and BM-21А “BelGrad”:
 
Parameter BM-21 “Grad” BM-21А “BelGrad”
Engine power, h.p. 180 330
Maximum speed, km/h 75 85
Number of guides, pcs. 40 40
Firing range, m 20 500 20 500
Salvo interval, sec 20 20
Weight of CV, t 13.7 16.45
Crew, men. 6 5
Ammunition load, pcs. 40 40 + 60
Endurance distance at the driving speed of 60 km/h (without extra tanks), km 780 1200
Maximum gradeability of fully loaded combat vehicle, deg. 20 30
The combat vehicle has a rack for transportation of ammunition. It allows reducing the quantity of transloaders and time of combat vehicle reloading.

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