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Pakistan gets TOT for A-100 MBRLS.

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Tailchopper, Nov 24, 2010.

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  1. Tailchopper

    Tailchopper Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The AR1A multiple launch rocket system was developed from the A-100, which was introduced in the late 1990s, but was not accepted to service with the Chinese Army. The new artillery rocket system was first demonstrated in 2009. It is being actively proposed for export customers. This MLRS is based on the Russian 9K58 Smerch technology.

    It is a long-range artillery system, intended to attack important ground targets, such as airfields, command centers, radar stations, artillery or missile batteries, concentrations of troops and vehicles.

    Some sources claim, that Pakistan procured a battalion of the AR1A systems (36 launchers) for trials and evaluation. It is referred as the A-100E. A follow-on order is also likely. It was purchased in response to India's acquisition of the Russian 9A52-2T Smerch (variant of the original 9K58 Smerch). Pakistan also considers transferring production of this system from China. Both the Smerch and the A-100E are 300-mm MLRS systems.

    This artillery rocket system has a re-arranged rocket tubes, comparing with it's predecessor. These are reloaded as two complete box-shaped pods. Each pod contains 5 launching tubes. Rockets are factory-fitted inside these pods. Also pods are easier to maintain. Manufacturers claim, that the AR1A is not compatible with the Smerch rockets. They also insist that rockets use different propellant motors and components. A number of warheads are available for this system, including HE-FRAG, fuel-air explosive, cargo, with anti-tank or anti-personnel submunitions. A standard HE-FRAG warhead weights about 200 kg. Maximum range of fire is up to 130 km. Minimum range is 20 km. Rockets are fitted with a range and direction correction system for improved accuracy.

    A crew of four prepares the launching vehicle for firing within 5 minutes. Vehicle leaves firing position in 1 minute. The launch vehicle is fitted with a GPS system. It is capable of autonomous determination of position coordinates and direction. Launch vehicle can fire single rockets or full salvo.

    Launcher vehicle of this multiple launch rocket system is based on a 8x8 heavy high mobility truck chassis. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system.

    A battery of this artillery system includes launch vehicles, command vehicle, meteorological survey vehicle, reloading vehicle and other support systems. This artillery rocket system usually execute fire missions by battalion or battery level, however every single launcher can also execute fire missions autonomously.

    Reloading of this artillery system usually takes place away from the firing position, to avoid counter-battery fire. A full set of reload pods is carried by escorting reloading vehicle, which is fitted with a crane. Launching vehicle is reloaded within 20 minutes

    AR1A Multiple Launch Rocket System | Military-Today.com


    Suparco Karachi has gotten production for A-100s.
     
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  2. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Shows the quality. Enjoy :lol:
     
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    Tailchopper Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    They have the same system with different configuration and ours is also PHL-03 under the name of A-100.

    PHL03 Multiple Launch Rocket System | Military-Today.com
     
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    Does anyone know if India has a system to pin point the Point of Origin of these rockets?
     
  5. Dilemma

    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I think IA uses (or used, not sure) the Firefinder radar and has ordered DRDO/BEL's weapon locating radars.
     
  6. HULK

    HULK 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Come out of delusional world, China's quality is better than India. They are doing manufacturing for long and had well established Industrial base. Soon China will be able to produce quality similar to west, maybe next 10 years.
     
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    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I would only agree for some things and disagree for the others.

    Don't want to take away credit from the Chinese but all of their military advancements were thanks to Russian technology and the Chinese policy of reverse engineering.

    In the short term, reverse engineering is great but for the long term, you will never be self-reliant. That is why, no matter how many years India takes to develop its own engine (the Kaveri), it is still good. In the end, even after it took 20 years, India will have learned a very valuable skill set.

    Just because you manufacture something doesn't mean you possess that technology.
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    No one is in delusion here. Every one knows that Chinese Military hardware are much better than Indian military hardware. But a system developed in 90's, not inducted in Chinese forces and now sold to pakistani forces doesnot make them a good one.
     
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  9. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    he never compared both actually(india n china).......he was just showing the chinese quality.......also atleast drdo is a R&D and not C&P(copy and paste) ....
    i can name any no. of "chinese" projects that are actually russian tech ... ihope u agree to this fact....
     
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