India, Russia sign agreement for producing Smerch rockets

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    India, Russia sign agreement for producing Smerch rockets - The Economic Times


    Good news, now the cost of procurement will definitely come down for the IA.
     
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    This is why India did not sign the cluster bomb ban it would have made Smerches and CBU-105
    obsolete.
     
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    LF, how does the Smerch come under the cluster bomb category.

    Now we should look forward to Pinaka with extended range.


    Sorry got my reply-- The rockets can have Cluster munitions, Stupid of me
     
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    As per reports in the Business Std. today

    If somebody could share details of these versions, that would be very nice.
     
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    India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets

    New Delhi: India and Russia have tied up for a joint venture to manufacture Smerch rockets.

    A memorandum of understanding for starting the joint venture was signed between India's Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Russia's Rosoboronexport and Splav SPA here on Monday, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

    The technology for the five versions of Smerch rockets will come from Russia.



    "OFB signed a MoU for a joint venture with Rosoboronexport and Splav SPA to manufacture five versions of Smerch Rockets based on the technology received from Russia," a ministry statement said.

    Smerch rockets are a hi-tech weapon system with a range of 70-80 km.

    "The MoU, duly approved by Defence Minister AK Antony, has been signed by three parties in New Delhi," it said.

    After indigenising the technology of Smerch rockets, OFB will attain new heights in manufacturing of the advanced rocket system, it added.

    Russia is India's largest defence partner with over 70 percent of Indian armed forces equipment coming from that country.

    The two nations already have a successful joint venture in the design, development and manufacture of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

    They have also tied up for the joint design and development of the fifth generation fighter aircraft and the medium transport aircraft.

    IANS

    India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets
     
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    Re: India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets

    We need more launchers as well. Hope that part is also kept in mind.
     
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    Re: India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets

    they have seven version, which five that is most important question.

    they have following versions

    Rocket Projectiles

    9M55K
    with fragmentation
    submunitions warhead
    9M55K1
    with sensor-fuzed
    submunitions warhead
    9M55K4
    with anti-tank mine
    scattering warhead
    9M55K5
    with shaped-charge fragmentation
    submunitions warhead
    9M55F
    with separable
    HE-fragmentation warhead
    9M55C
    with fuel-air explosive warhead
    9M528
    with HE-fragmentation warhead

    hope we will get this I know, LF and Kunal sir will love it.

    FSUE "Splav" SRPA" - 9M55K1 rocket projectile
     
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    Re: India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets

    [​IMG]

    300 mm 9M55K1 Rocket Projectile with Sensor-Fuzed Submunitions Scattering Cluster Warhead
    9M55K1 RP is designed to engage from atop formations of armoured materiel including tanks.

    Technical specifications
    Weight 800 kg
    Length 7600 mm
    Warhead weight 243 kg
    Warhead length 2049 mm
    Number of submunitions 5
    Weight of submunitions 15 kg
    Weight of the explosive in a submunition 4.5 kg
    Homogeneous armour piercing ability
    at angle of 30° 70 mm
    Range of fire
    - max
    - min
    70 km
    20 km
    Weight of a canister with 2 RP 1934 kg
     
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    Anybody has an idea how many launchers we have and where are they based..i.e., Eastern or Western front ?
     
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    India - 62 Systems in service. Total cost $750 million.
    from wiki.
     
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    Isnt that old news.. I mean any new systems added ? and which front are they currently based ?
     
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    lets keep somethings as secret, BTW we have prahar missile.
     
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    The table here actually shows 7 types of projections.

    BM-30 Smerch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Also this :
    Variants

    9A52-4 - Lighter, airmobile version on KamAZ-6350 truck with modular 6-round rocket pack. Demonstrated in 2007.
    9A52-2T - Export version, based on the Tatra T816 10x10 truck.[10]
    PHL96 - Chinese version, based on a Wanshan WS-2400 8x8 truck.
    PHL03 or Type A100 - Chinese variant.
     
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    TRISHUL: Miscellaneous Jottings
     
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    SOB in above pics they are smerch or our pinacas? They look like pinacas to me.
     
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    Those are Smerch

    This is a Pinaka,
    [​IMG]

    Take a look at the arrangement of the rockets. They are smaller too.
     
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    ^^ thanks p2p :)
     
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    Saya, open source figures state that India has 62 Smerch launchers while this site gives the figure as 42. Any comments on this.

    from this article OFB will be only assembling the rockets.
     

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