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Multiple launch rocket system "Bureviy" - "Hurricane" in Ukrainian

Multiple launch rocket system "Bureviy" - "Hurricane" in Ukrainian

Ukraine has developed and launched a new multiple launch rocket system for testing. Complex "Bureviy" is intended to replace obsolete rocket artillery models without losses in combat qualities. It is expected that after all the tests, the new MLRS will go into service and allow the re-equipment of parts. However, such optimism may be excessive.

Prototype at the test site

The project "Bureviy" (Ukrainian "Uragan") was developed by the Shepetivka repair plant with the involvement of a number of enterprises-suppliers of components, incl. foreign. Its goal was to create a new 220 mm MLRS to replace the outdated Uragan systems, suitable for production at Ukrainian enterprises, taking into account their modern capabilities. It is assumed that this will allow the production of new equipment and start rearmament.

By now, the design has been completed and a prototype has been built. Not so long ago, he was taken to one of the Ukrainian test sites for fire tests. In parallel, the development of new rockets with increased firing range is underway; the timing of their appearance is not specified.

On November 19, Defense Express published photos from the tests of the new MLRS. Shows a self-propelled launcher at a firing position, as well as the processes of firing and reloading using a transport-loading vehicle. The main features of the project, expected benefits, etc. are also disclosed.

"Hurricane" in Ukrainian

In fact, the Bureviy MLRS is a noticeably revised 9K57 Uragan complex, developed in the early seventies. The new project provides for the preservation of the general circuit, caliber and a number of components. At the same time, other components of the system, inaccessible or outdated, are being replaced by actual analogs.

First of all, the chassis was replaced. The Hurricane system was built on the ZIL-135LM four-axle chassis, which had long been discontinued. The Bureviy project uses the Czech Tatra Т815-7Т3RC1 platform. An eight-wheeled chassis of this type shows fairly high performance and provides the required mobility. In the future, the introduction of a new armored cabin is expected to protect the calculation.

"Bureviy" receives a modern digital fire control system, which simplifies the generation of data for shooting and application weapons... New means of communication are used to ensure the transmission of target designation. It is argued that a promising MLRS can operate in a single reconnaissance and strike contours of a tactical link and show high performance.

The launcher is borrowed unchanged from the base Hurricane. As before, a package of 16 tubular guides with a lateral guide groove is used. Guidance is carried out using a sight and drives installed on the side of the guide package. Whether it is possible to remotely control the aiming is unclear.

The possibility of using all existing rockets for the 9K57 MLRS with different warheads is declared. Depending on the type of missile, a firing range of 5 to 35 km is provided. In the future, new shells with improved characteristics are expected to appear. So, now KB "Yuzhnoye" is busy with the "Typhoon-2" project. Its task is to create new missiles of 220 mm caliber with a range of up to 65 km. This will significantly increase the combat effectiveness of the Uragan / Bureviy MLRS.

It is noteworthy that as part of the new project, only a combat vehicle with a launcher has been developed and built. In recent tests, the work of the prototype was provided by the serial TZM 9T452 from the old Hurricane. It is not known how the problem of auxiliary means for serial complexes will be solved.

Modernization Issues

The fears and doubts of the Ukrainian army regarding the prospects of the Uragan MLRS are quite understandable. Such a technique in its initial configuration has long been outdated morally and has almost completely exhausted its resource. As a result, missile troops and artillery in the near future risk being left without one of the most important weapons of fire.

Let us remind you that the serial production of 9K57 Uragan products started in 1975 and continued until 1991. During this time, several thousand multiple launch rocket systems were built, including combat and transport-loading vehicles, as well as other support components. According to current data, now in the Ukrainian army there are up to 70 MLRS "Uragan", and it is easy to determine the minimum age of such equipment.

The first attempt to modernize the Hurricane and keep it in service was made back in 2010 and was named Bastion-03. This project proposed the transfer of the launcher to the KrAZ-6322 three-axle truck and the installation of new fire control devices. Only one prototype of this type was built, after which work stopped. However, this fact did not prevent the army from adopting "Bastion-03" into service.

As a result of the negative processes of recent years, the Kremenchug Automobile Plant began bankruptcy proceedings, and now Ukraine does not have its own truck chassis. As a result, for the new modernization of "Hurricane" it was necessary to use a foreign-made car. At the same time, very bold plans are taking place. If the new MLRS shows itself well, the army will consider switching to such imported chassis. The possibility of launching the production of such machines is not excluded.

Modernization of fire control systems is undoubtedly a plus. Any modern devices for calculating data will have serious advantages over standard 9K57 equipment. However, apparently, in the project "Burevіy" we are talking about half-measures. The regular sight of the launcher has been retained, which does not allow using all the advantages of electronics and automation. Statements about the possibility of interaction between MLRS and reconnaissance UAVs look interesting. Target designation strike drone can be applied in the shortest possible time.

"Bureviy" maintains compatibility with old 220-mm rockets, which makes it possible to use existing stocks. They plan to get rid of the limitations on the firing range by using completely new shells. However, the timing of their appearance and the ability of the Ukrainian industry to mass-produce such products remain in question.

Old in a new way

In general, the promising Ukrainian MLRS looks ambiguous. The main goal of the Bureviy project was to replace the outdated platform - and this was done, at least in the context of a prototype. An important step was the renewal of communications and control facilities. However, the key components responsible for firing and hitting a target have remained the same, at the level of technology of past decades.

In its current form, the Ukrainian modernization of the old "Hurricane" provides advantages only of a production and operational nature. The main combat characteristics, despite the innovations in the field of MSA, remain the same. Until the appearance of an armored cabin, new extended-range projectiles, etc. the potential of the Bureviy project will not grow.

The only serious advantage is the theoretical possibility of building new combat vehicles. However, problems are to be expected here. In recent years, Ukraine has developed and presented various types of weapons and equipment - but not all of them reached at least a small series. Considering the composition and cost of modern components for the Bureviy MLRS, a negative scenario can be expected.

Thus, from the technical point of view, the Bureviy project looks quite interesting. It offers an upgrade to an existing sample, although it does not allow for a dramatic increase in characteristics. At the same time, the cost of MLRS will be too high - and the army will not be able to order a large number of such equipment. Moreover, as has often happened in the past, the current prototype may remain in a single copy.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 23 November 2020 05: 06
    Interestingly, if it were not for the old Soviet groundwork, would they have been able to create an analogue of "Hurricane" from scratch in the next half century ???
    1. svp67
      svp67 23 November 2020 08: 44
      Quote: Thrifty
      Interestingly, if it were not for the old Soviet groundwork, would they have been able to create an analogue of "Hurricane" from scratch in the next half century ???

      And our military-industrial complex?
      1. Uncle Vanya Susanin
        Uncle Vanya Susanin 23 November 2020 09: 02
        And our military-industrial complex cannot abandon the Soviet reserve, for Russia is the state successor of the USSR, you cannot give up parental genes, can you? Or can you? wink
        1. svp67
          svp67 23 November 2020 09: 08
          Quote: Uncle Vanya Susanin
          for Russia is the state continuer of the USSR

          Yeah ... even so. Are you sure? So we are still building communism? Aren't you funny yourself? Immediately there are completely different reasons why, that we, that Ukraine are FORCED to rely on the development of the military-industrial complex of the USSR.
          1. Uncle Vanya Susanin
            Uncle Vanya Susanin 23 November 2020 15: 46
            I'm not just sure, this is a legal fact, and the building of communism has nothing to do with it. All developments of the USSR are also an integral part of Russia, accept this fact!
            1. svp67
              svp67 23 November 2020 16: 44
              Quote: Uncle Vanya Susanin
              All developments of the USSR are also an integral part of Russia, accept this fact!

              As well as other countries that were previously part of the USSR. The developments of the USSR remained in those countries where the design bureaus that developed them were located and are located. Try, any country to offer to modernize the same Anov, hardly anyone will agree
              Quote: Uncle Vanya Susanin
              I'm not just sure, it's a legal fact

              Don't be ridiculous ... Maybe YES for you, but not for other countries. Russia cannot prohibit Bulgaria from releasing, in fact, already "pirated" copies of the AK, not to mention China, and you mean something "high"
              1. Uncle Vanya Susanin
                Uncle Vanya Susanin 24 November 2020 19: 15
                Why are you confusing concepts, a legal fact, this is that Russia is a state successor of the USSR, and the fact that someone out there is releasing something there illegally is a completely different question.

                And as for other countries, now independent, which had various industries on their territory, they really do not belong to them, they were created with the money of Russia, at the initiative of Russia, and by the Russians, just in the 90s we had such a stupid power that it she left not only the enterprises, even the whole peninsula, and she managed to donate it, and inside the country it was deeply violet to the enterprises, design bureaus, and research institutes.

                "Try any country to propose to modernize the same Anov, hardly anyone will agree"

                The fact of the matter is that Russia can carry out this modernization, and the independents can and want to, but can no longer physically.

                "Don't be ridiculous ... Maybe YES for you, but not for other countries."

                I’m not laughing, it’s important for us, and not for other countries, others don’t recognize Crimea as Russian, and so what if we listen to them?
                1. svp67
                  svp67 24 November 2020 19: 48
                  Quote: Uncle Vanya Susanin
                  Why are you confusing concepts, a legal fact, it is that Russia is a state successor of the USSR

                  If you pay debts for the USSR, then YES, but to receive debts from someone so NO ...
                  Quote: Uncle Vanya Susanin
                  The fact of the matter is that Russia can carry out this modernization, and the independent ones can and want to, but they can no longer physically

                  Yes, Russia can, but this aircraft will be used only within the borders of Russia, it will be prohibited to fly outside of them
                2. Terran ghost
                  Terran ghost 24 November 2020 22: 20
                  releases something there illegally

                  Hmm. One extremely important, fundamental point must be clarified at once. The deadline for any patents for any technology / invention / utility model is 20-25 years maximum. After the expiration of these terms, the invention / technology goes into the public domain and can be used by any interested manufacturer. All technologies / inventions / utility models put into production before 31.12.1994 are thus guaranteed to be in the public domain, from the point of view of international patent law. This is correct and fair, and yes - it works "in both directions", by the way. That is, for example, both China can produce American or German inventions for which the patent has expired, and the United States - Chinese or German, for which the patent has also expired.
                  this aircraft will be used only within the borders of Russia, it will be prohibited to fly outside of it

                  Again, not quite so. Maybe on international flights, but for this the plane will first need to be re-certified. At least in EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and CAAS (PRC Civil Aviation Administration).
        2. Berkut752
          Berkut752 2 December 2020 21: 11
          Compared, the USSR and the Russian Federation ........................................
          The budget of the USSR was spent on creating everything NEW, and the budget of the Russian Federation for plundering .................
          1. Uncle Vanya Susanin
            Uncle Vanya Susanin 3 December 2020 05: 11
            The budget of the USSR was spent on creating everything NEW, and the budget of the Russian Federation for plundering ..

            Nonsense, but I remember the times, or rather the 80s, when the same speeches, only about the USSR, were popular in the kitchens of Soviet citizens, but then they branded, in a close circle of friends and relatives, not Putin and United Russia, but the secretaries general and the CPSU. The result for the Soviet Union was deplorable, no one came out to defend it when it was necessary to do it! One country has already been destroyed by this "clucking", is it not enough for you? fool
      2. Hermit21
        Hermit21 23 November 2020 10: 41
        "Hurricane-1M". We can say, a completely new car, despite the continuity of the name.
        1. Holgerton
          Holgerton 23 November 2020 11: 24
          It’s new, it’s just the same prodigy, the troops are still massively using the Hurricane, Smerch, Tornado-S and any major advances in relation to the two regimental kits promised in 2016 are still not yet. But already 4 years "in service" ...
          1. Hermit21
            Hermit21 23 November 2020 11: 28
            It was solely about the possibility / impossibility to create something new. There is no need to use the favorite trick of the liberal party and replace the qualitative aspect with the quantitative
            1. Holgerton
              Holgerton 23 November 2020 23: 05
              So, and you are now using the "favorite trick" of the Uryaklovskaya tusovka - you replace the quantitative parameter with a qualitative one, they say, if we can make as many as one worker who has passed tests, a sample that has no equivalent in the world and take it into service, then supplies to the troops go into the background.
              And it does not matter that for a country like Russia, the fact of developing something new is much less significant than the fact of the massive introduction of this very "new" on a widespread basis, if you already compare, then why with Ukraine, and not the United States or China ?
              Otherwise, the very meaning of creating a "new" is lost, they say we can repeat it, but as a result, after the end of the ROC, we will not order a serial car, saw, Shura, saw, and soon there will be more samples in service than China, only then it makes sense to adopt no longer.
              And if someone mentions the groundwork for the future, then the future usually also needs machines from this future, and not to sort out old projects and then redo them again, R&D, R&D, tests and on a new one, and instead of self-sufficiency in serial production, the enterprise begins to live on a needle subsidies from OCD leading only to new OCD.
              1. Hermit21
                Hermit21 24 November 2020 08: 41
                So it was only about the possibility of doing. There is a possibility, the thesis is proven. The possibility of serial production was not discussed :))
                1. Holgerton
                  Holgerton 24 November 2020 12: 28
                  Well, what are the complaints then?)
          2. KCA
            KCA 23 November 2020 14: 53
            And in general, all this, and other others, only a small modification of the BM-13, well, somewhere a larger caliber, somewhere cluster shells, but the essence is the same - BM-13, right? And in service as early as 1941
            1. Potter
              Potter 23 November 2020 15: 47
              A completely wrong view. The BM-13 line ended in the 1950s with the BM-14. All later developments from the Katyusha line have too great differences to be considered any, even a very deep modification.
      3. avdkrd
        avdkrd 23 November 2020 16: 44
        Quote: svp67
        And our military-industrial complex?

        Why do we need it? For us, the Soviet touch is not a yoke, we do not suffer from decommunization.
        You don't need to reinvent the wheel either. The nomenclature of calibers for MLRS is already well established and does not require any additions. For large calibers, our gunsmiths, another niche - neg. For existing ones, the new missiles are designed as automatic suo.
  2. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 23 November 2020 05: 21
    Any new weapon of ukrov will first of all be directed against the citizens of the LDNR and Russia ... this must be understood clearly and it is necessary to carefully monitor what new they have there. So far, the Bureviy MLRS is not impressive in its characteristics.
  3. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 23 November 2020 05: 46
    Laughing, Sumerian clowns. They can't even make normal mortars, but here they screech about multiple launch rocket systems.
    1. Serg koma
      Serg koma 23 November 2020 19: 11
      Quote: Kot_Kuzya
      Made laugh

      The main goal of the Bureviy project was replacement obsolete platform - and coped with it, at least in the context of a prototype.
      The photo shows the RM-70 vampire 4D rocket launcher on the TATRA force chassis. (Photo: RGS, 2017) Czechs can and do
      The internal combustion engine is an original eight-cylinder Tatra with direct air cooling, a Tatra main gearbox equipped with a TATRA-NORGREN semi-automatic transmission system, and an additional / downstream transmission also of the Tatra brand. The chassis is equipped with all-wheel drive and air suspension on all axles, which is unique for this group of vehicles.

      The country of boneheads: Nikolaev - without ships, Kremenchuk - without cars, Kiev - without planes, and I really want to show off (according to "NATO standards") wassat , although they will charge it from ZiLka laughing
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 23 November 2020 06: 58
    I don't believe in new projectiles with a range of up to 65 km. Warehouse stocks will run out, if not in quantity, then in terms of shelf life, and this "Buriviy" will "be silent" even on the chassis of "Tatra", even on a flying carpet. "Sailors" do not need a destructive weapon ... No need ... Matches are not toys for children.
    1. faiver
      faiver 23 November 2020 08: 25
      I don't believe in new projectiles with a range of up to 65 km
      - what prevents them from following the path of the Belarusian "Polonaise" with Chinese missiles?
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 23 November 2020 08: 26
        Quote: faiver
        what prevents them from following the path of the Belarusian "Polonaise" with Chinese missiles?

        This is how the money for Motorsich will be returned, so Chinese missiles will be supplied to them ... laughing
        1. faiver
          faiver 23 November 2020 08: 28
          Here's how to get your money back for Motorsich
          - yes, it greatly interferes laughing
    2. svp67
      svp67 23 November 2020 08: 46
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      I don't believe in new projectiles with a range of up to 65 km.

      ????? Why? What prevents them from creating such a rocket in single copies?
      1. mih52
        mih52 30 November 2020 18: 21
        And what prevents them from creating planes, tanks and ships?
        1. svp67
          svp67 30 November 2020 20: 18
          Quote: mih52
          And what prevents them from creating planes, tanks and ships?

          The same as for the dancers ...
    3. Potomac
      Potomac 23 November 2020 08: 59
      Rather, they will. The project is pretty old. The same Alder, also caused skepticism, but already in the series. Various Alder-M / M1 / ​​R. missiles are being tested.
      1. sgrabik
        sgrabik 23 November 2020 09: 05
        But what kind of series is there, they have experienced "Alder", they raised a loud hype around this event, attracted attention, "mastered" the money, and that was all about it, it will be about the same with "Durolom" in order to organize a full-scale large-scale production of some new type of weapon, you need a lot of money, which Ukraine does not have and is not expected in the near future !!!
        1. alex neym_2
          alex neym_2 23 November 2020 09: 45
          "Have you mastered the money? We have moved to offshore and rested in Bali.
        2. Potomac
          Potomac 23 November 2020 13: 13
          So the Alder missiles went into the series, and not the MLRS itself. They can be easily launched from the usual Tornado.
          1. sgrabik
            sgrabik 23 November 2020 13: 26
            May God grant that they master the production of at least a couple of dozen of these missiles, they are much more primitive than the missiles that were developed for the modernized MLRS "Tornado - S"
            1. Potomac
              Potomac 23 November 2020 13: 47
              More than a hundred have already been delivered. As far as I know. Yes, this is not enough, very little. But something.
        3. irontom
          irontom 23 November 2020 15: 16
          Not only organize - but consistently order products even by a teaspoon. Now I cut it off, and tomorrow everyone is free of pennies dumb.
  5. Andrei Gurov
    Andrei Gurov 23 November 2020 08: 45
    Have you already signed a contract with Thailand for the supply of this miracle weapon? I remember vparivali tanks stronghold.
  6. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 23 November 2020 08: 59
    It's simple: they allocated money, stole half of them right away, then with the help of a chisel and f ... your m ... they transferred the Hurricane to another car. That's it, the modernization is over, the loot is mastered, you can show the result, finish the remaining hryvnia and send this miracle to the scrap, because everyone knows: Ukraine will not buy anything of its own, it is easier to cut on the creation of another wunderwafe.
  7. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 23 November 2020 09: 38
    Another single piece of handicraft production, assembled from shit and sticks (Soviet scrap metal) and mounted on a "sawing-retractable" Western-made chassis.
  8. iouris
    iouris 23 November 2020 10: 56
    Why not "Burachek"? For the news is fake. Ukraine is no longer capable of producing anything for a whole range of reasons.
    APASUS 23 November 2020 12: 31
    MLRS are not massive systems, but require real investments, especially when it comes to charges. I doubt that in Ukraine there will be an extra couple of hundred million dollars to update the system
  10. staer-62
    staer-62 23 November 2020 12: 53
    Where will the missiles be taken? Even in Russia, even under the Soviets, the production of missiles for the Hurricane was closed. This is generally the last century.
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  12. Vlad is short
    Vlad is short 23 November 2020 13: 58
    The hurricane was put on a Czech chassis, they promised new missiles and something about the guidance system, so a new wunderwaffle appeared
  13. Katanikotael
    Katanikotael 23 November 2020 17: 22
    With a new chassis and an armored cabin, it was possible to put a replaceable package of guides, and not in the old-fashioned way, roll each rocket into the pipe by hand.
  14. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 23 November 2020 20: 43
    Let's remember 2S22 "Bogdan" 155mm, KrAZ chassis ...
    SAU Bogdan
    And we bought Czech VZ 77 self-propelled guns "Dana" 152mm, Tatra 813 chassis ...
    vz 77 Dana
    So it is with the Burevei MLRS - they will simply change chassis, and the hryvnia will be taken as a "new" one. Trade ties (kickbacks) with the Czech Republic have been established - now "new projects" on the Tatra chassis will go one after another ...
  15. St Petrov
    St Petrov 24 November 2020 16: 44
    brothers are all sawing the holy wunderfruit for the war with the Muscovites
    pathetic clowns populated the outskirts of my vast country

    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 24 November 2020 17: 09
      Well, here, again, Petrov was banned
      How we will miss his sparkling, but flat comments. Rest in peace, dear comrade ...
  16. Jubilee
    Jubilee 24 November 2020 21: 45
    All the former republics of the Union continue to survive due to Soviet developments.
  17. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 24 November 2020 22: 16
    News about the Outskirts, it's time to write on humorous sites.
  18. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 26 November 2020 06: 44
    MAZ and KRAZ are already "everything"? Like, did the Hurricanes on their chassie? And in the Russian Federation they forgot about 220mm. Hail and immediately the tornado is coming.
  19. Evgenii Xolod
    Evgenii Xolod 27 November 2020 17: 32
    A little more Nezalezhnosti and there will be one more rearmament. Chassis gelding harnessed to a cart and guides, slate from a neighboring house. With the latest guidance system NKBP (to whom God will send)
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  21. Nunaxep
    Nunaxep 2 December 2020 13: 46
    Another peremokha
  22. sniper69
    sniper69 3 December 2020 14: 33
    Eaters of lard and vodka, have already developed a lot of things, but did not take anything into service. All of their crafts from the times of the Soviet Union, either in a single copy, or on paper, or it is a 3D model in an inflamed crested brain.
  23. V Alexander Kolchin BiK
    V Alexander Kolchin BiK 8 December 2020 15: 18
    I just don't understand the fucking goat button accordion - I'm talking about an armored cabin.
  24. wow
    wow 13 February 2021 18: 18
    All weapons systems, whether naval, land, or aerospace, are useful only in their mass production and implementation. And this is all ukrobludni on the move, nothing more.
  25. Sergei N 58912062
    Sergei N 58912062 15 December 2022 21: 35
    It would not hurt our MLRS "Hurricane" to change the chassis! The ZIL-135LM chassis has long since become obsolete. There is KamAZ, BAZ.