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In 2019 Ukraine will start mass production of MLRS (multiple launch rocket systems fire) “Vilja” that was a deep modernization of the “Tornado” of the Soviet period.
This missile system is equipped with a homing system and strikes the target at a distance of 120 kilometers, said the Director of information and consulting company Defense Express Serhiy Zgurets, reports “Today”.
Today “Vilja” this is one of the samples of high-precision weapons, which we developed in Ukraine in a relatively short time. Precision weapons is called, if it is capable of hitting targets with a guaranteed accuracy above 50%.
“Vilja” – the first prototype went from design to start of series production, and I think this year we will receive a certain number of modernized systems “Smerch” with the opportunities provided by new development,” – said the expert.
Zgurets said that, unlike the Soviet “Smerch”, the Ukrainian “Vilja” will receive the automated control systems and new high-precision missiles that razrabotany engineers Bureau “Luch”.
“Unlike the Soviet MLRS, which covers one gulp territory a few football fields, now each rocket has its purpose, and at the distance of 70 km to destroy targets not in the area, like the old “Twister” and point of contact. The second key difference is in the automated system, which allows you to assign each missile its target. It’s part of the work I’ve done CB “Ray”, he added.
Zgurets emphasized that also “Vilja” will receive high-precision jet system of volley fire.
“Created a whole new control system when in front of the rockets on the belt 92 located small engine, which corrected the flight of the rocket. Was included in the work of the enterprise, which provided guidance missile inertial system, for example, the enterprise “Orizon-Navigation” (Smela). With Soviet platform, we put it on brand new rocket, a new automation system, system of preparation for the launch of missiles; by and large, we have created the heart of the new weapons, and then a leading role at the Bureau “Luch”, – concluded the expert.