Ukraine army deploys its new Bureviy 220 mm MLRS rocket launcher to fight Russian troops
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According to a video published on the "Ukraine Weapons Tracker" Twitter account on June 8, 2022, the Ukrainian army has deployed its new Bureviy 220mm MLRS (Multiple Rocket Launcher System) to conduct combat operations against Russian troops.
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Ukrainian army deploys its new local-made Bureviy 220 mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System to fight Russian troops. (Picture source Screen Shot Video Ukraine Weapons Tracker Twitter)
On December 27, 2021, Army Recognition reported that the Ukrainian company Shepetivka Repair Plant going to launch the production of Bureviy 220 mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) based on Tatra T-815-7 8x8 truck chassis from the Czech company Excalibur Army.
The Bureviy is a 220mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) fully designed and developed by the Ukrainian company Shepetivka Repair Plant according to a request of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to replace the old Soviet-made BM-27 220mm MLRS.
The Bureviy is based on the 8x8 military truck chassis T815-7T3RC1 manufactured by the Czech company TATRA. This is the latest generation of military trucks in the Tatra T815 family. The Tatra truck is fitted with a double doors armored crew cabin that provides protection against the firing of small arms as well as mine protection. According to the video published on the "Ukraine Weapons Tracker" Twitter account, this version seems to be fitted with a new armor cab
The Tatra T815-7T3RC1 is powered by an air-cooled, V-type, 4-stroke, turbocharged, charge air-cooled, direct injection Diesel engine coupled to a manual 14-speed transmission with semi-automatic split, 14 forward, and 2 reverse gears. the truck can run at a maximum road speed of 105 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 700 km.
The Bureviy 220mm MLRS is fitted with a rocket launcher station which seems similar to the Soviet-made BM-27 9P140 Uragan MLRS. Launch tubes are arranged In three banks, with the lower two banks having six tubes each and the upper bank having four tubes.
The Bureviy 220mm MLRS is equipped with a digital fire control system, including an information exchange system on the battlefield. This allows the Storm to be included in a single reconnaissance and strike circuit, when information from reconnaissance vehicles, such as UAVs, is transmitted online to the means of destruction. This minimizes the time from target detection to destruction in minutes.
The rockets launched by the BM-27 MLRS can reach a firing range from 35 to 40 km, while the Bureviy has a firing range from 35 to 65 km. The Bureviy can fire all the 220mm rockets including 9M27F HE-Frag (High Explosive Fragmentation), and the unguided rockets 9M27K loaded with fragmentation sub-munitions, 9M59, and 9M27K2. The 9M59 rocket projectile is equipped with a cluster warhead fitted with antitank mines. The 9M27K2 unguided rockets (Hurricane MLRS) are designed for the operational remote setting of anti-tank minefields both in front of the enemy's military equipment units at the edge of the attack and in the area where they are concentrated.