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Tecmash develops new extended-range rocket for naval MLRS

The Tecmash Concern, a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation, has developed a new rocket with doubled range for naval multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), the press department of Rostec says.

Tecmash develops new extended range rocket for naval MLRS The upgraded 140 mm rocket is intended for the Ogon (Fire) MLRS fitted aboard Zubr-class LCAC. Tecmash picture.

"The previous variant of the flamethrowing-incendiary complex is capable of engaging an enemy at a range of up to 4.5 km, while the new rocket has a firing range of up to 9.5 km," the press department adds, quoting the Director General of the Tecmash Concern Vladimir Lepin as saying. Therefore, the firing range of the improved munition has been more than doubled.

The upgraded 140 mm rocket for the Ogon (Fire) MLRS is fitted with a more effective warhead that contains 2,900 fragments. The rocket is designed to engage shore-based area-type targets, vehicles and manpower. The Project 12322 air-cushioned landing craft (NATO reporting name: Zubr-class) is armed with the Ogon system.

The Ogon flamethrowing-incendiary system was brought into service in 1988. The system's launcher is equipped with 22 tubes. It can be mounted on a ship's deck or integrated with a telescopic pedestal.

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