India, Russia sign agreement for producing Smerch rockets

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


India and Russia have signed an agreement for producing the 80 km-range Smerch rockets at ordnance factories here.

"Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) signed an MoU for a joint venture with Russian Rosoboronexport and Splav 'Spa' to manufacture five versions of Smerch rockets based on the transfer of technology from Russia," the Defence Ministry said in a release here.

More than two regiments of the Smerch rockets have been in service in the Army after their induction about six years ago.

"Smerch rockets are technologically superior having a range of 70-80 kms. After indigenizing the technology of Smerch rockets, OFB will attain new heights in manufacturing of advanced rocket system," the Ministry said.

It said the MoU approved by Defence Minister A K Antony was signed by the three sides yesterday.
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

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) signed an MoU for a joint venture with Russian Rosoboronexport and Splav 'Spa' to manufacture five versions of Smerch rockets based on the transfer of technology from Russia," the Defence Ministry said in a release here.
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.

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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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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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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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Anybody has an idea how many launchers we have and where are they based..i.e., Eastern or Western front ?
India - 62 Systems in service. Total cost $750 million.
from wiki.
 

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India - 62 Systems in service. Total cost $750 million.
from wiki.
Isnt that old news.. I mean any new systems added ? and which front are they currently based ?
 

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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.
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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On August 27, 2012 in New Delhi, India's Ministry of Defence-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for creating a Joint Venture (JV) with Russia's Rosoboronexport State Corp and Splav SPA, also of Russia, to jointly-manufacture five versions of rockets meant for use by the 42 Smerch-M MBRLs now in service with the Indian Army. The OFB's Ambajhari-based military-industrial facility will undertake final assembly of the rockets. The fuzing mechanisms and sub-munitions will be supplied off-the-shelf by Splav SPA,:tsk::tsk::tsk: with the remaining components of the rockets being produced from locally-produced raw materials, based on ToT from Splav SPA. To me, such JVs will neither make India self-reliant in the production of rockets for Smerch-M, nor will it enable either the OFB or DRDO to acquire the know-how necessary for indigenously developing new-generation long-range MBRLs. The money instead should have been better spent on either conducting R & D for an indigenous 120km-range substitute of the Smerch-M, or on the ARDE's on-going project for developing the 60km-range Pinaka Mk2 rocket (the Pinaka Mk1 has a 37.5km-range). For those interested, below are details of the five types of rockets to be built by the OFB for the Smerch-M MBRL.
TRISHUL: Miscellaneous Jottings
 

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Those are Smerch

This is a Pinaka,


Take a look at the arrangement of the rockets. They are smaller too.
 
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