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There seems to be considerable confusion over details of the rockets fired from the 9A52-2 (top left) vehicle of the 9K58 #Smerch multiple rocket launcher (MRL) system, as well as the 9K58 Kama (TR), 9K512 Uragan-1M (BL), & 9K515 Tornado-S (BR), etc.. ImageImageImageImage
Of the 25 known rockets (missiles really, see later), only 2 are known to have fixed warheads. Of the others: 19 have dispenser (submunitions, mines & UAV) warheads; 2 carry separable HE-frag warheads; & 2 carry separable thermobaric (high & volumetric blast) warheads.
There are 3 known families, the 70 km range, the 90 km range, & the 120 km range. These differ primarily in their range, & hence the rocket motor fitted. Though the 120 km range family uses a new guidance systems (see images). ImageImage
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#Thread - 1/9: According to media reports, #Russia and #Japan have been in contact over the #Kuril Islands in recent months. New #ISI #intelligence #report shows that despite the negotiations Russia continues to build #military #infrastructure in the islands.

#IMINT #satellite
2/9: Coastal defense system in #Iturup Island, 18th Machine Gun #Artillery Division.
3/9: Coastal #Missile Systems Deployment, #Iturup Island: Two #Russian #Rubezh coastal missile systems.
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