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Heavy analogue of the Russian "Grad": a new modernization of the North Korean MLRS KN-09

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Over the past five years, the DPRK has managed to solve the problem of building up its strategic missile arsenal. Now Pyongyang is allocating funds for the modernization of artillery. New samples of military equipment were presented at the exhibition of arms "Self-Defense 2021".


North Korea's military-industrial complex is flourishing despite the country's economic hardships. The same applies to China, Iran and Russia.

- indicated in the foreign edition 21AAR.

The modernized multiple launch rocket launcher KN-09 aroused "particular concern" for the author. According to him, this system is somewhat comparable to the Chinese product A100 and the Russian BM-30 "Smerch", which are equipped with 300-mm ammunition.

North Korea's rocket artillery is on par with the best products offered by China and Russia

- noted in the publication.

As explained, after the modernization of the KN-09, first seen in the 2000s, it became capable of effective fire at a distance of 200 km. For example, Israeli-made Extra 300-mm missiles have a range of 150 km.

The latest version of the KN-09 is now based on a large wheeled armored chassis and has 12, instead of the previous 4, rails characteristic of the base version.

His younger brothers and sisters are the modernized armored M1991, which has 22 rails for 240-mm missiles, and the improved Russian Grad with 40 rails on an extended 6 × 6 chassis.

- indicated in the publication.

Rearmament of the DPRK army with new heavy analogs of the "Grad" will allow it to strike throughout South Korea.

New variant of KN-09:

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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 23 December 2021 14: 41
    +1
    Well done, having the US occupation army at hand in South Korea to live peacefully for them, oh, how difficult it is, only having good means for self-defense is it possible to think about tomorrow.
  2. loki565
    loki565 23 December 2021 14: 46
    +3
    200 km is of course powerful, but what about accuracy at such a distance?
    1. isv000
      isv000 23 December 2021 18: 36
      +4
      Quote: loki565
      200 km is of course powerful, but what about accuracy at such a distance?

      This square-nested harvest will be great!
    2. isv000
      isv000 23 December 2021 18: 57
      0
      Quote: loki565
      200 km is of course powerful, but what about accuracy at such a distance?

      This square-nested, the harvest will be great! ..
  3. Morglenn
    Morglenn 23 December 2021 14: 53
    +4
    Comparison with hail is not appropriate here, it is rather an analogue of the Tornado
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 23 December 2021 14: 58
      0
      Quote: Morglenn
      Comparison with hail is not appropriate here, it is rather an analogue of the Tornado

      Read carefully, the article says so.
  4. vindigo
    vindigo 23 December 2021 15: 04
    0
    Given the crowded population in Seoul, the South Koreans will suffer large losses.
    1. isv000
      isv000 23 December 2021 18: 59
      0
      Quote: vindigo
      Given the crowded population in Seoul, the South Koreans will suffer large losses.

      The northerners cover Seoul with one piece of art - try to intercept ...
      1. vindigo
        vindigo 23 December 2021 23: 26
        0
        If the war starts, I can't imagine how this mass of people will shy away from the art. shelling and atomic bombs. A friend of mine showed me in Seoul where to run in case of an atomic strike. There are special entrances to the metro. There will be a crush there! And the terrain is also mountainous, shock waves will be reflected from the rocks, the roads will collapse.
  5. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 23 December 2021 15: 31
    +1
    The southerners will only dream of a war with the server in a nightmare, but they are not their own masters. You never know what the Washington elders will dream about.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 23 December 2021 17: 02
      -3
      And if they were the owners, they would consider it happiness to exchange their life for a North Korean one. lol
    2. isv000
      isv000 23 December 2021 19: 01
      0
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      Southerners only dream of a war with the server in a nightmare,

      The server will not come by itself if it is not brought ... wassat
  6. Storog dvornik
    Storog dvornik 24 December 2021 01: 57
    +1
    As soon as the US hygimony weakens, the brotherly people of the North of Korea will unite with the occupied South, everyone will see the eastern super "tiger" with a powerful civil economy and the production of electronics in the South Caucasus, and nuclear technology and military discipline of the DPRK ...
    Yapam is immediately hara-kiri ...
    Amen...
    1. vindigo
      vindigo 24 December 2021 14: 32
      0
      This will not happen. Already different peoples. Even languages ​​are different. And a lot of blood was shed.
  7. Siberian-1
    Siberian-1 24 December 2021 19: 47
    0
    I think the author has lost the comma. I doubt that the analogue of the Tornado has surpassed us 10 times.
  8. v.krivlev
    v.krivlev 24 December 2021 21: 21
    0
    Whatever they say, but the DPRK military-industrial complex is working perfectly, which means that the engineering and technical potential is also at the level!
  9. v.krivlev
    v.krivlev 24 December 2021 21: 24
    -1
    Of course, the industry of South Korea is an order of magnitude higher than the DPRK, but its military-industrial complex is a dwarf!