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Smerch MRL for China & India ?

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    Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    China and India to Make Smerch Rockets

    Rosoboronexport is preparing to transfer the technology for the production of elements of the Smerch multiple launch rocket system to China and to give India a license for its production.

    Those plans are discussed in a letter from general director of the Perm Powder Mill Alexander Melentyev to Governor of Perm Territory Oleg Chirkunov dated June 23, 2008.

    According to the letter, the mill concluded an agreement to manufacture and deliver equipment for the production of SND-100 rocket fuel to the Splav enterprise in Tula. Splav in turn would resell the equipment and technology to China under a 2004 contract to transfer the license for the multiple launch rocket system.

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    http://www.kommersant.com/p1014294/a...on_and_export/

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    Re: Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    why would China want Smerch? China already has A100.

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    Re: Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    Quote Originally Posted by swoosh View Post
    why would China want Smerch? China already has A100.
    apparently by the production scale of A-100 gives away its inferiority to Smerch. thus, in 2003 PHL03(Smerch with different chassis) succeeded the A-100 project and went online in 2005. Tellingly, the PHL03 is fast approaching/exceeding the capability of the Smerch. Correspondingly, the russians are scrambling to make their last clearance sells before the PHL03 copies sweeping over their markets.
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    Re: Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    Quote Originally Posted by swoosh View Post
    why would China want Smerch? China already has A100.
    The Smerch rocket is suppose to be better

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    Re: Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    if we already have PHL03, why the need for smerch?

    btw, I heard China is developing long range MLRS, how is it going?

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    Re: Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    I think news and speculation about the long range MLR is in another thread, but to summarize one such new system (not sure which) has been recently used in exercises.

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    Re: Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    Quote Originally Posted by swoosh View Post

    btw, I heard China is developing long range MLRS, how is it going?
    I think those would be WS 1 and 2 series

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    Re: Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    Quote Originally Posted by steven_master View Post
    I think those would be WS 1 and 2 series
    Just the WS-2, probably. I don't think that China ever used the WS-1, though that was sold to Turkey, IRC.

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    Re: Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    frankly speaking, the army hardly need anything from Russians.

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    Re: Smerch MRL for China & India ?

    Probably fake news.

    The performance of PHL-03 in both reach and reloading time easily defeats the Smerch. New types of warheads aren't the hardest of objects to create.

    I want Asia on my front porch and America as my backyard.
    Disclaimer: By America, I meant the Continent. And yes, I know Asian homes have neither a backyard nor a porch in the American sense.

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