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Belarus to develop new MLRS rocket

24 July 2019
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Belarus' Precision Electromechanical Plant (ZTEM), together with BelVneshPromServis (BVPS), is scheduled to complete a research and development (R&D) programme later this year relating to the manufacture of an upgraded 9M524MB short-range effector to equip the Belarussian Armed Forces' (BAF) Soviet-era BM-21 'Grad' and BM-21A 'BelGrad' 122 mm multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), the country's Military-Industrial Complex, GosVoenProm announced in July.

According to GosVoenProm, the upgraded 9M524MB effector will feature a more powerful high-explosive (HE) fragmentation (frag warhead), will have a maximum range of up to 15 km, and will be able to effectively engage adversary lightly armoured platforms, artillery and mortar batteries, command posts and deployed personnel.

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