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Ukrainian army receives new batch of repaired 220-mm rocket systems

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


Ukrainian state-run defense firm UkrOboronProm, has delivered a new batch of repaired 220-mm Uragan Multiple Launch Rocket Systems to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to a statement released on Monday by the UkrOboronProm, SE “Shepetovsky Repair Plant” has completed the repair of the next batch of 220-mm rocket launchers “Uragan”. Combat vehicles have already been handed over to the customer, they have reinforced the artillery power of the Ukrainian army.

The Uragan multiple rocket launcher system (MLRS) is designed to engage critical area targets whose vulnerable elements are unsheltered and sheltered manpower, soft-skinned, light-armored and armored vehicles of motor-rifle and tank companies, artillery, tactical missile and air defence units, helicopters on the landing areas, destroy command posts, communications centers and military-industrial installations.

The MLRS Uragan is one of the most long-range and powerful multiple launch rocket systems in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For 20 seconds, the Uragan can make a full volley of 16 missiles, which is guaranteed to hit targets at a range of up to 35 km.

The mission of the launcher is to defeat troops and combat materiel in concentrated areas and also to remotely lay anti-tank area denial mines in a combat zone at distances of 10km to 35km.

It takes only three minutes to transfer the system from marching to ready ti fire status. This, in combination with a highly mobile 8×8 chassis, allows to quickly move to a position, hit the enemy and avoid returned fire.

SE “Shepetivsky Repair Plant” is one of the leading UOP enterprises, strengthening the artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This very plant repairs and modernizes multiple-launch rocket systems BM-21 “Grad” and 9P140 “Uragan”; self-propelled gun mounts 2S3M “Akatsiya,” 2S5 ” Hiatsynt –C,” 2S19 “Msta-C”; artillery fire control vehicles; artillery guns and mortars, command and control means; anti-tank guided missiles and military equipment.

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