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The French Navy are exploring the possibility of installing upgraded MLRS on ships of the type "Mistral"

In December 2014, the French Ministry of Defense signed a contract with Airbus Defense & Space at a cost of € 333 thousand "to study the possibility of integrating the modified EFCS fire control system of the modernized MLRS LRU MLRS into the automated command and control system of Mistral type universal amphibious assault ships (UDC)" , blog reports bmpd with reference to the French resource

The existence of this contract became known only last fall.

The French Navy are exploring the possibility of installing upgraded MLRS on ships of the type "Mistral"
Estimated combat use of the MLRS LRU from the flight deck of a French Mistral-type amphibious assault ship

According to the resource, "the work under the contract, carried out by Airbus Defense & Space with the participation of the Sagem group and the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), have now been completed, demonstrating the possibility of this integration without the need for significant hardware changes."

“We are talking about the possibility of using MLRS MLRS LRUs with Mistral UDCs using Lockheed Martin M31 GMLRS adjustable missiles with a firing range of up to 70 km. MLRS MLRU launchers for firing are supposed to be placed directly on the flight deck of the UDC type Mistral. This will significantly increase the potential of the French fleet to defeat coastal targets from the sea and to implement fire support by the Navy, ”the publication explains.

The resource notes that “MLRS LRU (Lance-roquettes unitaire) is a modernization of combat vehicles of the famous 227-mm 12-round MLRS М270 MLRS, produced under a contract issued by DGA in 2011 by a Franco-German consortium of KMW, Airbus Defense & Space, Sagem and Thales ". In total, 13 of 57 combat vehicles were modernized.

Fighting vehicle of the upgraded MLRS LRU of the French army with Lockheed Martin M31 GMLRS adjustable missile
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  1. evil partisan
    evil partisan 22 January 2016 10: 54
    Oh, in vain they do it. Damned these ships ... sad
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 22 January 2016 10: 58
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      Damned these ships ...

      Damned French ships shoved Egypt. And they modernize their own - there is no curse imposed on them smile
      1. alex-s
        alex-s 22 January 2016 11: 02
        the curse is not imposed on them smile

        So impose! hi
      2. Very old
        Very old 22 January 2016 11: 26
        Do not worry, NA-LO-JAT (or something ish)
      3. avdkrd
        avdkrd 22 January 2016 12: 23
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Quote: Angry Guerrilla
        Damned these ships ...

        Damned French ships shoved Egypt. And they modernize their own - there is no curse imposed on them smile

        modernization is really strange, for a ship with the concept of a horizontal landing. Apparently the curse still works ....
        1. Vadim Zhivov
          Vadim Zhivov 22 January 2016 12: 31
          I join ... I myself asked this question ... to you +++
    2. seti
      seti 22 January 2016 11: 11
      I think besides Egypt, the Mistral, they will not stick anyone else
  2. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 22 January 2016 10: 54
    As it is not solid but cheap and cheerful.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 22 January 2016 11: 19
      On the contrary, this is a promising topic. Considering that 95% of tasks does not require the availability of equipment, the remaining 5% require. In order not to tightly install the settings for these 5% of tasks (cutting off the usable volume and weight reserve), they are exploring the possibility of solving the problem with the accepted means.

      The Chinese are doing the same, they had a whole program, on self-propelled guns and MLRS from decks. We studied the expansion, deviations, pitching of a small ship during salvo firing and so on.
      1. jovanni
        jovanni 22 January 2016 11: 31
        So what the hell is the Mistral needed then? An ordinary dry cargo ship is cheaper ...
    2. Lissyara
      Lissyara 22 January 2016 11: 50
      Actually, a third of a million euros is Airbus "just for thinking and estimating."
  3. shooter18
    shooter18 22 January 2016 10: 55
    The whole world is arming ... the Japanese are making fighters, the Koreans are now also making their fighters .. Europe is armed to the teeth! NATO is getting closer and closer to the borders of Russia ..
  4. Gavril
    Gavril 22 January 2016 10: 55
    They’ll put up such a ship without shame and conscience for sale, let’s see what a crazy thing they’ll order
  5. Phantom Revolution
    Phantom Revolution 22 January 2016 10: 56
    In my opinion, IMHO, an extra unit on the deck (it can turn out as with the "Project 1143 or Project 1123" cruiser, which was not a full-fledged cruiser and was not a full-fledged aircraft carrier.), And even approach the shore at 70 km. if only to the shores of banana republics, which have nothing long-range (it's better to try to shove cruise missiles there).
  6. Vadim Zhivov
    Vadim Zhivov 22 January 2016 10: 58
    Thank you of course for the information, but the word Mistral pulls ... am
  7. Alexez
    Alexez 22 January 2016 11: 00
    So here - with a flick of the wrist, the Mistral turns ... The Mistral turns ... into an elegant missile artillery cruiser)))
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 22 January 2016 21: 25
      Quote: Alexez
      into an elegant missile artillery cruiser

      A self-propelled barge, even if called Mistral, will never turn into a missile-artillery cruiser. By himself - he is no one, and to call him - no way.
  8. Maksus
    Maksus 22 January 2016 11: 05
    Hallelujah, Mistral will now be able to shoot along the shore. You can sell it not as a UDC, but practically as an attack helicopter carrier. The main thing is that the missiles do not melt the deck.
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 January 2016 11: 07
    Why does this trough MLRS, they go one by one. And then, while this bucket reaches the shore, Bastion will disassemble it for parts, albeit without the specification of components.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 22 January 2016 11: 24
      The Bastion and the OASP will be dismantled, but what’s the OASP there, he can even Nimitsa if he is lucky. What are you talking about?

      Again, they are now approaching a simple truth - a ship according to civil standards of shipbuilding = a ship according to military standards of shipbuilding in survivability. In the sense that let’s say which Gren-Rotterdam from a pair of Harpoons / Exocets is all that budget Massakar for 45 million dollars made of tin and with civil requirements. So why pay more?
  10. AlexTires
    AlexTires 22 January 2016 11: 22
    You can still place tanks along the sides ... And in volleys, volleys. laughing
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 January 2016 12: 02
    € 333 thousand. "to study capabilities...

    And if we also offer to study the possibility of installing the "Perpetual motion machine", then it will pull by a billion. Everyone needs money and a lot.
  12. fa2998
    fa2998 22 January 2016 12: 18
    Che have not tucked these troughs into anyone? Well, let them still look for possible uses. Can be used by the Marines under the shooting range. Arrange targets on the bow and put them into the sea. laughing hi
  13. pts-m
    pts-m 22 January 2016 12: 22
    the custodians are rushing with their troughs, like a woman with a decommissioned bag. Khai will tie pink and blue to the BANTIC flagpole to attract LGBT companies and carry out cruises from geyropa to pendostana. Everything will somehow pay off.
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 January 2016 16: 24
    Yes they are fools, I would remake it in a floating tavern and a hotel with mock-ups of weapons, decorated it, and with a cultural and humanitarian mission around the world. In my opinion, there would be no end to the people.