Russian army artillery unit in Moscow region has received 8 BM-27 Uragan launch rocket systems TASS 11102162

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Russian army artillery unit in Moscow region has received 8 BM-27 Uragan launch rocket systems.
An artillery unit of Russian armed forces in the Western Military District, stationed in the Moscow Region, has received eight Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems and 16 transporter-loaders under the ongoing rearmament program, the district’s press office chief, Igor Muginov, told TASS on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
     
An artillery large unit of Russian armed forces in the Western Military District, stationed in the Moscow Region, has received eight Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems and 16 transporter-loaders under the ongoing rearmament program, the district’s press office chief, Igor Muginov, told TASS on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Russian 9P140 Uragan BM-27 220mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System)
     
"The systems will boost the combat capabilities of the artillery unit in offensive and defensive operations. The Uragans are designed to eliminate any multiple targets, exposed and sheltered manpower, lightly and heavily armored vehicles, artillery units, battlefield missile systems, command posts, communications centers and other enemy infrastructure," the officer added.

The 9P140 Uragan also referred as BM-27 is a 220mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) designed and manufactured by the Russian defense industry. The system was designed in the early 1970s, with development being completed in 1975.

A launch rocket units with 16 launch tubes is mounted at the rear of a a ZIL-135 8x8 truck chassis.

The BM-27 can fire HE-FRAG, chemical, ICM or scatterable mine (PTM-3 or PFM-1) submunition equipped rockets, all of which are detonated by electric timing fuses. Each rocket weighs 280.4 kilograms. The warheads weigh between 90 and 100 kilograms, depending on type. A full salvo of 16 rockets can be fired in 20 seconds and can engage targets within a range of 35 kilometers.
     
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