The Belarusian armed forces are set to adopt an extended-range missile for the new V-300-M Polonez multiple rocket launch (MRL) system, a source from the Belarusian defence industry told Jane’s .
“The development of a longer-range missile for the upgraded V-300 Polonez-M system is nearing completion, with the army planning to adopt the missile with [an] updated MRL system later this year,” said the source.
Compared to the baseline V-200 Polonez, the modernised V-300 Polonez-M system features a range enhancement to 300 km and a larger proportion of Belarusian-made components. The upgraded missile will receive the NB1600 jamming-resistant combined GPS/GLONASS/inertial guidance unit developed by the Minsk-based Precision Electro-Mechanics Plant (ZTEM).
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