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Russia Develops Rocket with UAV for Smerch MLRS

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Russia Develops Rocket with UAV for Smerch Multiple Rocket Launch System

(Source: Tass Defense; published June 14, 2016)


PARIS --- Russia has shown a rocket with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in its warhead designed for the 9K58 Smerch multiple rocket launch system at the Eurosatory 2016 defense and security international exhibition, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene.

The rocket was developed by the Splav Research and Production Association in Tula in central Russia, the correspondent said.

According to the association’s press office, the rocket is designed to conduct tactical reconnaissance.

The rocket has a range of 90 kilometers (56 miles) and a weight of 815 kilograms, the press office said. Its warhead with an unmanned aerial vehicle weighs 243 kilograms, the press office added.

The rocket’s unmanned aerial vehicle can transmit data to a distance of 70 kilometers (43.5 miles).

The unmanned aerial vehicle flies in the autonomous navigation mode using signals from the ground control post.

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