New joint venture of Russia and India to develop 300mm rockets for Smerch MLRS TASS 11802171

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New joint venture of Russia and India to develop 300mm rockets for Smerch MLRS.
Russia and India intend to establish a joint venture to manufacture 300mm projectiles for the Smerch multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS), Vladimir Drozhzhov, deputy director, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, has said at the Aero India 2017 air show in Bengaluru.
     
Russia and India intend to establish a joint venture to manufacture 300mm projectiles for the Smerch multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS), Vladimir Drozhzhov, deputy director, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, has said at the Aero India 2017 air show in Bengaluru today.
BM-30 Smerch 300mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System of Indian army (Photo Wikipedia)
     
"The most successful project is our BrahMos joint venture. The work is in full swing on setting up a JV for the [Kamov] Ka-226 [NATO reporting name: Hoodlum] [helicopter]. We also intend to look into establishing a JV to make Smerch MLRS projectiles," he said.

He also reminded that the construction of the Project 11356 (NATO reporting name: Admiral Grigorovich-class) frigates, which India had ordered last year, commenced.

The 9K58 Smerch is a long-range 300-mm MLRS designed to destroy multiple targets, including armor, command posts and communications centers. Its maximum range is 90 km. In addition to the militaries of the former Soviet states, the system is in service with the armies of Algeria, Venezuela, India, the UAE and Peru.

The Smerch BM-30 can fire a full range of rockets including the 9M55K (Cluster munition anti-personnel), 9M55K1 (Cluster munition self-guided anti-tank), 9M55K4, 9M55K5 (HEAT/HE-Fragmentation.), 9M55F (separable HE-Fragmentation), 9M55C (Thermobaric), 9M528 (HE-Fragmentation).
     
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