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240 thousand shells by the end of the year

240 thousand shells by the end of the year

240000 shells to the BM-21 “Grad” salvo rocket system intends to fire the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine by the end of the year as part of the disposal of surplus and those that have exhausted the shelf life of ammunition.

Shooting take place throughout the year at various ranges. As part of the recycling, the personnel of the divisions will receive and consolidate practical skills in preparing for combat, shooting at various distances, and operating equipment and weapons in the field. In the autumn, within the framework of the nationwide command and staff exercises, it is expected that the division will be fired in full staff (18 PU, 720 shells in 20 seconds).

BM-21 "Grad" - the main system of volley fire of the Land Forces of Ukraine. Included in the state of individual mechanized brigades in the number of 18 machines (3 batteries for 6 machines), which make up the division, and in 36 a separate naval defense brigade. The minimum range of fire - 3000 m, maximum - 20000 m, the number of guides - 40 pieces, caliber - 122 mm. The system is based on the chassis of the Ural-4320 off-road truck (older versions based on the Ural-375D).

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  1. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 19 July 2013 06: 37
    Well, they finally figured out how to intelligently "dispose" of ammunition. We thought for a long time.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 19 July 2013 07: 13
      Quote: vladsolo56
      They thought for a long time.

      So also in Ukraine, although we have recently disposed of more often in a similar way, but within the framework of exercises.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 19 July 2013 08: 05
        Someone say that in the photo behind the wooden gate around the rails? Do not hold themselves or what?
        1. runway
          runway 19 July 2013 08: 37
          Limiters on dangerous turns in range and direction. They were widely used by commanders-reinsurers who are not sure of the proper training of their personnel. It is installed as follows: the gunner directs the package of guides to the right edge of the polygon - the right pillar is placed ... etc. The "construction" does not support the package of guides, but is destroyed during dangerous turns. The senior officer in the firing position must notice this in time smile Judging by this "construction", the polygon is very small. Shooting is carried out at the near edge of the polygon.
          1. Vladimirets
            Vladimirets 19 July 2013 09: 48
            Quote: piston
            Limiters on dangerous twists in range and direction.

            Thank you.
        2. Fire
          Fire 19 July 2013 10: 25
          and this is the latest guidance system .. laughing
          move the lower beam in height, thereby adjusting the firing range ... laughing
    2. Kipish
      Kipish 19 July 2013 10: 00
      interesting, but if they sold these 240 rockets to the gas sector, they probably would have been faster there)
      1. Alexander D.
        Alexander D. 19 July 2013 20: 56
        Quote: Kipish
        interesting, but if they sold these 240 rockets to the gas sector, they probably would have been faster there)

        What for? Their soldiers also need to be able to shoot.
      2. dustycat
        dustycat 20 July 2013 09: 37
        belay am ... there are our former compatriots!
        Mozha is even the one who was hiding with one overcoat next to you on the same shaft.
    3. sir.jonn
      sir.jonn 19 July 2013 13: 06
      Quote: vladsolo56
      Well, they finally figured out how to intelligently "dispose" of ammunition. Long thought

      Industrial utilization in this direction would have been smarter, but the army leadership has its own opinion on this matter.

      And one more figure. In 2011, the disposal of ammunition cost 3,7 billion rubles, mainly this money was left to the Ministry of Defense. And compensation for damage from two explosions at arsenals amounted to 4 billion rubles. Mainly due to the budget and local authorities.
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 20 July 2013 09: 35
        Axis and let's estimate.
        Which is better - disposal at the ranges of the Ministry of Defense by exploding stale ammunition, or to teach the boys to shoot these ammunition.
        Yes, there is still utilization.
        Sounds nice - recycling. Dismantling, remelting, burning.
        Again for folk remedies and three times more expensive.
        Only in two cases, the army (and the country) is neither warm nor cold, and the soldiers are engaged in PCBs that are very useful (for generals, but not the country), and in another the army is learning to use them (to the benefit of the country - getting the boys to use them).
        And that means if that - the guys know where to end and what needs to be done in order to survive.
        In 1940 they saved.
  2. taseka
    taseka 19 July 2013 06: 44
    I liked the video - this is how the Fritzes trembled from our "Katyushas"
  3. UPStoyan
    UPStoyan 19 July 2013 08: 48
    You can also transfer part of this ammunition to the Syrian army, let them also "dispose of" them.
  4. runway
    runway 19 July 2013 09: 38
    Guys, ammunition (shots) is not an evil that needs to be fought. This is the work of our designers and workers, this is our money, after all. They deserve to be treated with care, and not "tossed out into the void" and not destroyed "to the wind." Any fighter is taught to respect ammunition. Often, his life in battle depends on their absence. What is happening now can at best be called mismanagement, and in fact it state crime.
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 20 July 2013 09: 27
      How to teach a soldier to take care of ammunition without letting him shoot?
      Ownerlessness is when the warehouses spontaneously ignite from unexpended ammunition that has been spent on time and the boys die because they do not know how to use them correctly because they learned to shoot on posters.
      Tell the mothers of the deceased boys who, after firing at the training ground twice, they threw awards to general economists at hot spots.
      1. runway
        runway 20 July 2013 10: 45
        Bad mood that you rush into a fight without understanding?
        There is no one here who is opposed to conducting live firing exercises, but against "spouting" into the void and destroying ammunition "by detonating". Wake up. It is not worthwhile to cover up your misconceptions with grief over the mothers of the dead children.
  5. Whale
    Whale 19 July 2013 10: 16
    I think that half of the ammunition has already been sold on the left, and this is Vsevolish PR move. Well, they’ll shoot.
  6. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 19 July 2013 10: 36
    Quote: UPStoyan
    You can also transfer part of this ammunition to the Syrian army, let them also "dispose of" them.

    With an expiring expiration date, no one will risk transporting them there, unless SAMOVOZO laughing
  7. okosl
    okosl 19 July 2013 13: 50
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  8. dustycat
    dustycat 20 July 2013 09: 23
    Well done brothers Slavs.
    At least fighters learn how to shoot. And even more often get where you need to.