Indian Army's NEW Russian Smerch rocket launchers facing hitches

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    HELL the deal India signed like 6 years ago... is another fucked up product from Russia)
    Indian Army's Russian Smerch rocket launchers facing hitches

    Indian Army's Russian Smerch rocket launchers facing hitches
    New Delhi, Nov 2, (PTI) :

    Army has detected problems in its Russian-origin Smerch multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRL)and complained to Moscow about it.


    There are problems in the barrels of some of these rocket launchers and we have told the Russians about the issues related to firing of the system, senior Army sources told PTI here.

    The Smerch rocket launchers are the latest inductions of the Indian Army after a deal was signed for their procurement in December 2005 for more than Rs 2,600 crore.

    The sources said the Russians will be visiting India to look into the issue and try to rectify the problems in the system.

    The issue is understood to have come up for discussion during the Indo-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation meeting between the Defence Ministers of the two countries earlier this month.

    The system has had several defects in its launch vehicles, outlaying fire controls and data transmission, which led to delays in its operationalisation in the service, the sources said.The Smerch long range rocket systems have a range of over 60 kms, almost three times the distance of the present Indian artillery rocket systems.

    India had signed two deals in December 2005, and March 2007, with Russian firm Rosoboronexport for importing 42 of the MBRL systems along with launcher, transloader and command and control systems.

    Smerch MBRL along with the Russian-origin Grad 122 mm rocket systems and indigenous Pinaka form the important part of the Indian Army's firepower.
     
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    And had it been PINAKA instead of SMERCH, situation would have been whole lot different. With Media farting their a$$ out, to our armchair generals explaining why "Army should not buy indigenous" and "how and why indigenous systems can't be better than imported stuffs" and blah blah blah?
     
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    Smerch is in a different league.
     
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    it is said that CIS is the region to dump pharmaceutical exports. i think in case of defence, India is another dumping ground.
     

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