9A52-2T Smerch Multiple rocket launcher system
9A52-2T is a new version of the BM-30, the launcher unit is mounted
to the chassis of a Czech cross-country truck Tatra 816 10x10. The multiple
rocket launcher system 9A52-2T is intended for firing with rocket projectiles
and for destruction of attacking means, tank, motorized and infantry
units in concentration areas, on march and in combat order, of artillery
battalions in concentration areas, of helicopter units at landing fields,
anti-aircraft and anti-missile units on the positions, air and naval
assault units and other targets. This version is developed and designed
for the export market. This version was bought by the Indian army.In
2005 a contract was signed to deliver 38 units of the Smerch MLRS and
associated vehicles to the Indian Army. A second contract was signed
in 2007 for a second batch of 24 units. It is worth mentioning that
Smerch MLRS sales to India have been under negotiations since the late
1990s. Indian rocket systems are based on locally-built Tatra 10x10
chassis to reduce unit costs. Deliveries to the Indian Army commenced
9A52: Basic version of the Russian-made MLRS BM-30 Multiple
launch Rocket system.
- 9A52-2: Modernization of the basic version of BM-30 Smerch with automated laying and fire control system on the vehicle.
- 9A52-4 Tornado: new modrnized version woth new launcher unit with six tubes of 300mm caliber.
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