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Future Rocket/Missile Artillery    General Military Discussion

Started 4/6/23 by gatnerd; 10206 views.
graylion

From: graylion

6-Nov

range a bit short though? 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

6-Nov

graylion said:

range a bit short though?

It's not amazing, but still beyond the range of conventional tube artillery.

The US M26A1 227mm rocket also had a 45km range with 515 DPICM, so this is pretty similar. 

I'm just happy to see more current production cluster warheads.

graylion

From: graylion

6-Nov

I just hope they have decent fuses. And also, can ROL please get off their neutral horse and start deivering to UA?

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

6-Nov

graylion said:

hope they have decent fuses

Yes I'm curious about this as well. 

renatohm

From: renatohm

6-Nov

To their credit, Korea is delivering weapons to countries that are sending weapons to Ukraine, therefore we can say that they're arming Ukraine indirectly

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

7-Nov

Korea really loves their missiles. Currently working on one of wilder concepts - a super heavy conventional ballistic missile.

36 ton missile with 9 Ton (18,000lb) bunker busting warhead

For size reference HIMARs is a 6 wheel vehicle....

Little data beyond this is out there, but estimates of a Mach 10 impact speed for a 8-9 ton warhead are reported from several sources. 

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

8-Nov

A nice look at China's currently most advanced MLRS, which seems quite formidable.

https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1031&context=cmsi-maritime-reports

Export version means these may be encountered well away from the Taiwan straight in the future:

farmplinker2

From: farmplinker2

8-Nov

They're supplying the US with Emotional Support Ammunition to make up for what we've sent to Ukraine.

graylion

From: graylion

8-Nov

yah, but imagine what they could send with their production capacity. 200 K9 and 10 Million rounds/a would change the equation significantly

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

16-Nov

PrSM - successor to the ATACMS and no longer bound by INF limitations - is nearing acceptance for fielding/production. Warhead seems to be optimized for airburst and near vertical angle for optimal frag dispersion. Mention of Hypersonic speed is also intriguing...

https://breakingdefense.com/2023/11/army-inching-closer-to-prsm-fielding-with-successful-qualification-test-flight/

“Preliminary results from the test show the Precision Strike Missile Increment 1 missile performed nominally in terms of predicted flight trajectory, lethality, near-vertical engagement angle, and height of burst,” the service wrote. “A final flight test report is anticipated in December 2023.”

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Lockheed said in a separate statement today that it cannot disclose the distance the missile flew to hit the target, but that it was the “shortest range flown” to date at less than 85 kilometers thus “demonstrating the system’s continued accuracy from launch to impact.”

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“While not PrSM’s primary mission range, the short-range flight represents the most stressful, dynamic environment for the missile as it maneuvers at hypersonic speeds to align to the target,” the company wrote. “This test verifies structural integrity of the missile and trajectory control.”

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If the final test report is also glowing, the service can begin accepting early operational capability missiles before the start of 2024.

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When the Pentagon released its fiscal 2024 budget request in March, the Army acquisition objective for PrSM Inc 1 was for 3,986 missiles. However, since then the White Hous
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