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IDEX 2017: Yugoimport unveils 'giant Grad' rocket

22 February 2017
The 400 mm Sumadija correctable rocket was displayed prominently on the Yugoimport SDPR stand at IDEX. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

The Yugoimport SDPR stand at the 2017 IDEX show in Abu Dhabi was dominated by the 400 mm Sumadija correctable rocket.

The rocket is 8.25 m long, has a total launch weight of 1,502 kg, a 889 kg solid motor, and a 200 kg unitary high-explosive/fragmentation warhead fitted with a proximity/impact fuze. Its minimum and maximum ranges are listed as 70 and 280 km respectively.

Yugoimport's Marko Stojanovic told Jane's that the company used its experience making 122 mm Grad-type rockets to meet a growing market demand for larger calibre weapons. As with a Grad, Sumadija uses wrap around stabilisation fins that pop out after it leaves its launch tube, but it also has pop out steering fins on its nose that enable it to correct its course using an inertial navigation system (INS).

Stojanovic said that it was envisage it will use a four- or six-tube launcher mounted on an 8x8 truck. "The testing phase will begin very soon," he said.

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Rear view of the Sumadija. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)Rear view of the Sumadija. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)



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