Polonez (MRL)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Polonez
Парад по случаю Дня независимости Белоруссии при участии авиации ЗВО (15).jpg
Polonez
TypeMultiple rocket launcher
Place of originBelarus
Service history
In service2016 – present
Production history
Designed2014
Produced2014 – present
Specifications
Caliber300 mm (12 in)
Barrels8
Maximum firing range200 km (120 mi)

Guidance
system
global navigation satellite system (GNSS) / inertial navigation system (INS)

The Polonez Multiple Launch Rocket System [1] is a Belarusian 300 mm rocket artillery system of a launcher unit comprising 8 rockets packaged in two four-rocket pods mounted on a MZKT-7930 vehicle.[2] In 2018, it was exported to Azerbaijan.[3] MLRS was designed by the Belarusian Plant of Precision Electromechanics in cooperation with a foreign country. The Belarussian army is armed with it. The upgraded Polonez-M has passed all trials and has been accepted into service by the Belarusian army. Its supplies have already begun. Upgraded Polonez has an increased range of 300 km and a higher share of Belarusian-made components. It can also fire a 480 kg warhead tactical missile.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.army-technology.com/projects/polonez-multiple-launch-rocket-system-mlrs-belarus/
  2. ^ International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (9 February 2016). "The Military Balance 2016". The Military Balance. Routledge. 116: 181–183. doi:10.1080/04597222.2016.1127558.
  3. ^ https://defence-blog.com/missiles/azerbaijan-received-newest-polonez-multiple-rocket-launch-system-from-belarus.html
  4. ^ https://armyrecognition.com/milex_2019_news_online_show_daily_minsk_belarus/milex_2019_polonez-m_mlrs_enters_service_in_belarussian_army.html

External links[edit]