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Grom Short-range ballistic missile

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  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan ELITE MEMBER

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    The Grom is a Ukrainian equivalent of the Russian Iskander



    Country of origin Ukraine
    Entered service ?
    Crew 3 men
    Launcher dimensions and weight
    Number of missiles 2
    Combat weight ~ 50 t
    Length ~ 15 m
    Width ~ 3 m
    Height ~ 3.5 m
    Missile
    Missile length ~ 7.2 m
    Missile diameter ~ 0.95 m
    Fin span ?
    Missile launch weight ?
    Warhead weight ~ 480 kg
    Warhead type Conventional
    Range of fire 280 - 500 km
    CEP 35 ~ 50 m
    Mobility
    Engine diesel
    Engine power ?
    Maximum road speed 70 km/h
    Range 800 ~ 1 000 km
    Maneuverability
    Gradient 45%
    Side slope 30%
    Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
    Trench ~ 2 m
    Fording ~ 1.4 m


    The Grom (Thunder) is a new Ukrainian short-range ballistic missile, that is currently being developed. Sometimes it is referred as the Grom-2. The missile project is dated back to 2003, however at that time there was no funding to begin development. In 2014 after the Russian military actions in Ukraine it was announced that the missile will be developed and deployed. So far only a prototype of this system exists. Development should be completed within the next few years. The Grom is equivalent to the Russian Iskander short-range ballistic missile. Once in service the Grom could replace an olderTochka-U short-range ballistic missiles, that has a range of 120 km and is currently the main Ukrainian Army's ground attack missile. It is also planned that the Grom ballistic missile will be offered for export customers.

    A mockup of the missile was revealed in 2016. The Grom is expected to have a firing range of up to 500 km. These missiles can strike important enemy targets, such as missile sites, concentration of troops and equipment, as well as command posts. In some cases this ballistic missile can be used as an alternative to precision bombing. Grom's 500 km range is sufficient to strike a number of important targets in Russia.

    It is planned that there will be also a downgraded export version with smaller fuel tanks, range of 280 km and 480 kg warhead. The export version must not exceed 300 km range and 500 kg payload limits in order to meet export restrictions set by the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

    It is planned that the Grom launcher vehicle will be also capable of carrying and launching Korshun land attack cruise missiles with a range of 280-700 km. The Korshun missile is planned to be developed in Ukraine. It resembles a Soviet Kh-55 air-launched cruise missile.

    The Grom launcher vehicle uses a 5-axle chassis, which has some degree of cross-country mobility and can travel off-road. It carries two missiles. Each missile can be targeted independently. Most likely that several different conventional warheads will be created.

    The launcher vehicle is operated by a crew of 3.

    Each Grom launcher vehicle will be supported by an associated reloading vehicle, which will be fitted with a crane and will carry reload missiles. A battery of these launchers will be supported by a command vehicle, as well as maintenance and repair vehicles.

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    http://www.military-today.com/missiles/grom_ballistic_missile.htm
     
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  2. war&peace

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    Do you suggest Pakistan should buy that?
     
  3. Starlord

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    not necessarily bring anything new to the table ..
     
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    Looks more like Iskander
     
  5. Bilal Khan (Quwa)

    Bilal Khan (Quwa) SENIOR MEMBER

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    @Oscar @The Deterrent Is the rocket technology at play here newer than what Pakistan has in the Shaheen-series?
     
  6. Oscar

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    Shaheen has the same basic engine as the M-11 series with improvements in control but likely not propulsion design(I could be wrong).
     
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  7. The Deterrent

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    I'm afraid the 'rocket technology' (or more precisely the solid-fuel grain) of Ababeel/Shaheen-III's motors is equivalent to what the Indians used on Agni-III, back in 2006.

    IMO, the Isp of Iskander/Shaurya/Grom (i.e. quasi-ballistic missiles) is much higher than the conventional ICBM soild-fuel. In simple words, high Isp fuel generates more thrust, and can burn slower and longer for the same amount of thrust (not always though). This results in the capability to design a solid rocket motor that can propel an SRBM for longer sustained duration, inside the atmosphere.

    Shaheen-IA/III & Ababeel have better solid fuel grain than older Shaheen-I/II.
     
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  8. Oscar

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    Figured as much. Playing catch up is something we are comfortable in rather than proactive research.
    Their gains through Russia and research through ISRO have put their weapons much ahead of us.
     
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  9. Bilal Khan (Quwa)

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    Now I wish those rumours of Pakistan funding the Ukrainian GROM were true...
     
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