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N.Korea reveals details of 300mm multiple rocket launcher
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N.Korea reveals details of 300mm multiple rocket launcher
N.Korea reveals details of 300mm multiple rocket launcher
Weapon may feature guided missiles, long range capability, possible U.S. inspiration


John G. Grisafi 
March 4th, 2016

North Korea’s state media described the country’s new 300mm rocket artillery system for the first time on Friday. The article and photographs published by state media – combined with the data reported by the South Korean military Thursday – revealed details of the weapon, including that it may be among the longest ranging of such weapons and may take design cues from American-made weapons.

The 300mm multiple rocket launcher (MRL) has been suspected to exist since at least 2014 and was first shown in a parade in Pyongyang on October 10, 2015, but Friday’s report is the first time Pyongyang’s media has clearly described the system in conjunction with photographs.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and Rodong Sinmun reported North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s attendance at a test firing of the system on Thursday, which was detected by the South Korean military.

Among those accompanying Kim was Hong Yong Chil, deputy director of the WPK Machine-Building Industry Department and a key arms industry official who is usually present when the DPRK is testing new weapons systems.

Friday’s state media report reinforced assessments that North Korea timed the launch to serve as a response to Resolution 2270 being passed unanimously by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and updated sanctions by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), both on Wednesday.

Pyongyang’s state media article opened by stating that “The U.S. imperialists and their followers’ flagrant moves for political and economic pressure and military aggression on the DPRK have gone to a grave phase that can no longer be overlooked.”

After some elaboration and criticism of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the article segued into Thursday’s launch.
“Under such situation, there took place a test-fire for estimating the might of controlled ordnance rocket warhead for large-caliber multiple launch rocket system of new type to be deployed in the reserve artillery units of the Korean People’s Army.”
The existence of a North Korean 300mm MRL has been suspected since at least 2014. Chosun Ilbo reported in March 2014 that South Korean military authorities assessed tests from the month prior to be a 300mm MRL. That same month, NK News and Arms Control Wonk analyzed the then-available information on the system and assessed possible origins and consequences. Jeffrey Lewis at Arms Control Wonk also noted North Korea was known to be developing a clone of the Russian BM-30 300mm MRL (or one of the Chinese derivatives thereof).

N.Korea reveals details of 300mm multiple rocket launcher
Kim Jong Un and military personnel stand around recently-fired MRL | Photo: Rodong Sinmun

The first visual confirmation of the weapon system’s existence appeared on October 10, 2015, in footage and photographs of the parade held in Pyongyang for the 70th anniversary of the foundation fo the Workers’ Party of Korea. As Joost Oliemans and Stijn Mitzer noted in October, the vehicle for the launcher appears to be the ZZ2257N5857A HOWO 6×6 All-wheel Drive Cargo Truck, made by China’s state-owned China National Heavy Duty Truck Group (a.k.a. Sinotruk). The launchers shown by state media on Friday appear to be the same type, albeit a slightly improved version.

In addition to a new paint job, the cab of the vehicle now features armored louvers to protect the windshield from the rocket blast during launches. More importantly, there are still eight launch tubes, but they now appear to be contained in two pods of four tubes each. The usage of pods on missile and rocket systems is advantageous in combat scenarios. Multiple pods can be preloaded with missiles and swapped out on the launcher, instead of having to reload the individual tubes after firing the rockets or missiles in them.

According to experts, the design of North Korea’s 300mm MRL system was likely influenced not only by similar Russian and Chinese 300mm MRLs, but perhaps also the American 227mm Guided Multiple Rocket Launch System (GMLRS) and South Korean 239mm Chunmoo K-MLRS.

Choi Hyun-ho, director of Mildom.net, a South Korean military-focused website, noted the similarities with U.S. and South Korean rockets, but believes the guidance system is likely either Chinese or Russian.

“I can see two fins on the head of the rocket, and such fins can be found on GMLRS. South Korean Chunmoo MLR has two fins as well,” Choi told NK News.

“There is not much chance that North Korea would have used the U.S. made GPS system on their GMLRS as the country often carries out the GPS jamming attack on South Korean troops,” said Choi. “I suspect China’s Baidu system or the Russian GLONASS system are two strong candidates.”

N.Korea reveals details of 300mm multiple rocket launcher
North Korean MRL firing rocket, March 2016 | Photo: Rodong Sinmun

Kim Min-seok, senior researcher at Korea Defense and Security Forum, agreed that the North Korean system may have borrowed from U.S. designs for accuracy. He also believes the weapon to have a range at least equal to that of the of South Korea’s Chunmoo.

“The North Korean MLR’s projectiles, unlike the 9K58 SMERCH, the most well-known Russian MLR rocket, look closer to the U.S. made M31GMLRS rockets,” Kim told NK News. “The U.S. made one has four small wings attached to the head of the rocket, and such could be also found in the new North Korean projectile as well. So, the new North Korean MLR might be the kind of model that uses the GPS-based guidance function to minimize the error range.”

“The most similar South Korean MLR to the new North Korean one is the Chunmoo MLRS (or K-239), Chunmoo’s diameter is 239mm and can be equipped with 12 rockets that have a range over 80 kilometers,” said Kim. “But, the new North Korean MRL is equipped with eight rounds of rockets that have a bigger diameter than that of Chunmoo. So, we can estimate that the new North Korean MLR is above 300mm in diameter, with more than 80 kilometer range.”

The exact capabilities of the North Korean MRL are still unconfirmed. However, the ranges reported by the South Korean military for Thursday morning’s launch were in excess of 100 kilometers. If accurate, this means that North Korea’s MRL is among the longest ranging in the world of such weapon systems, comparable to the 120 kilometer-range of the American GMLRS.

JH Ahn contributed to this report.
Featured image: Test firing on North Korean MRL, March 2016 | Photo: Rodong Sinmun


nknews

gilee sanksi gak ngalangin Om Gendut utk latian militer…. Ini malah secara resmi beritain MLR 300mm…
Klo astros paling besar brp yah ukirannya.... Keuntungan smakin bsar MLRS itu buat apa sih? Bukannya smakin besar kemampuan untuk saturasinya berkurang yah kan yg mampu digotong jd berkurang... Apa lg ga ada guidednya.
Makin gede berarti payload nambah. Bisa diisi propellant buat bijin jarak tembak lebih jauh, hulu ledak digedein, atau ditambah sedikit guiding mechanism.
MLRS gini ada gak sih yang pake two stage rocket kayak space shuttle?
Quote:Original Posted By mengkom
MLRS gini ada gak sih yang pake two stage rocket kayak space shuttle?


Nambah mahal donk
Quote:Original Posted By Mistaravim


Nambah mahal donk

Lebih efisien
Dengan dimensi yang sama, jarak bisa lebih jauh
Karena begitu bahan bakar di stage 1 abis, selongsong dibuang
Proyektil didorong oleh stage 2 tanpa dibebani selongsong kosong yang gak berkontribusi ke daya dorong
Quote:Original Posted By mengkom

Lebih efisien
Dengan dimensi yang sama, jarak bisa lebih jauh
Karena begitu bahan bakar di stage 1 abis, selongsong dibuang
Proyektil didorong oleh stage 2 tanpa dibebani selongsong kosong yang gak berkontribusi ke daya dorong


dari pada bikin multi stage booster MLRS, ane lebih suka konsep GLSDB, SDB bomb di pasangin rocket MLRS, jadi abis di luncurin setelah rocketnya abis nanti bombnya gliding sembari di arahin ke target...
Quote:Original Posted By mengkom

Lebih efisien
Dengan dimensi yang sama, jarak bisa lebih jauh
Karena begitu bahan bakar di stage 1 abis, selongsong dibuang
Proyektil didorong oleh stage 2 tanpa dibebani selongsong kosong yang gak berkontribusi ke daya dorong


Perlu jarak berapa memang ? Rudal balistik taktis saja (katakan R-500 Oka atau Iskander) nggak ada yang pakai double stage. Buat apa nambah kompleksitas buat MLRS...

Kalau mau bikin IRBM kelas 1100'an km mungkin baru bisa dipikirkan untuk staging.

Quote:Original Posted By Stealthflanker


Perlu jarak berapa memang ? Rudal balistik taktis saja (katakan R-500 Oka atau Iskander) nggak ada yang pakai double stage. Buat apa nambah kompleksitas buat MLRS...

Kalau mau bikin IRBM kelas 1100'an km mungkin baru bisa dipikirkan untuk staging.


NK kan udh bisa bikin ICBM tuh om, harusnya MLRS kaya gini lebih mudah mereka buat atau tidak ada hubungannya ya? Maksudnya kalau sudah mature di teknologi roket atau missile, apakah menjadi lebih mudah untuk bikin MLRS ?

Quote:Original Posted By gearbox23
Klo astros paling besar brp yah ukirannya.... Keuntungan smakin bsar MLRS itu buat apa sih? Bukannya smakin besar kemampuan untuk saturasinya berkurang yah kan yg mampu digotong jd berkurang... Apa lg ga ada guidednya.

^^^ Astros TNI-AD:

N.Korea reveals details of 300mm multiple rocket launcher

Credit to Fairuz Nabil Izdiha.


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Quote:Original Posted By supermarine

^^^ Astros TNI-AD:

N.Korea reveals details of 300mm multiple rocket launcher

Credit to Fairuz Nabil Izdiha.


Photo source: http://iconosquare.com/p/10685411253...566_1421179566


nambahin

Quote:SS-30 – fires 127 mm rockets – Loads 32
SS-40 – fires 180 mm rockets – Loads 16
SS-60 – fires 300 mm rockets – Loads 4
SS-80 – fires 300 mm rockets – Loads 4
SS-150 – fires 300 mm rockets – Loads 4
MTC-300 – cruise missile with a range of 300 kilometers (under development)
Quote:Original Posted By AfriFuhrer

NK kan udh bisa bikin ICBM tuh om, harusnya MLRS kaya gini lebih mudah mereka buat atau tidak ada hubungannya ya? Maksudnya kalau sudah mature di teknologi roket atau missile, apakah menjadi lebih mudah untuk bikin MLRS ?

Utk sistem senjata lbh tepatnya saling melengkapi om, krn sebenernya NK sdh bs bikin KN-02 yg merupakan tiruan OTR-21 Tochka Rusia.

Menurut ane publikasi MLR 300mm NK ini lbh bersifat politis krn hari Rabu dikasih sanki sm PBB & AS hari Jumatnya mrk publikasi senjata ini. Padahal sebenarnya barang ini sdh ada sejak th 2014.

Quote:Original Posted By AfriFuhrer

NK kan udh bisa bikin ICBM tuh om, harusnya MLRS kaya gini lebih mudah mereka buat atau tidak ada hubungannya ya? Maksudnya kalau sudah mature di teknologi roket atau missile, apakah menjadi lebih mudah untuk bikin MLRS ?



ya jelas kalau dah bisa bikin yang besar ya yang kecil bisa.
R-han 450 kita sampe mana ya?
Quote:Original Posted By gearbox23
Klo astros paling besar brp yah ukirannya.... Keuntungan smakin bsar MLRS itu buat apa sih? Bukannya smakin besar kemampuan untuk saturasinya berkurang yah kan yg mampu digotong jd berkurang... Apa lg ga ada guidednya.


bisa gotong submunition kan jadinya
aka Cluster warhead

alternatif laen Airburst, thermobaric.
pas gulf war, MLRS dijulukin battlefield shootgun btw