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    Re: Mobile Mortars

    Post  GarryB on Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:44 am

    Russia has only recently put up the full GLONASS set of satellites.

    The Kh-38 and the Kh-25 series air to surface rockets have satellite guided versions.
    The KAB-500S-E is their first satellite guided bomb and was tested in the early 2000s on their strategic bombers first. (ie Tu-160s).

    The Brahmos has just received its GLONASS satellite guidance receiver, which the Indians seem to be very happy with.

    As I said the Russians were working on GLONASS guided shells for their 240mm mortars. They are also working on similar shells for their 152mm shells too.
    Whether the Russian Army buys them is another question.
    I do know they bought some Smelchak 240mm laser guided munitions because they were used in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

    They would not make them GPS compatible because the US controls that system and can turn off regions at will without warning.

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    Re: Mobile Mortars

    Post  IronsightSniper on Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:02 pm

    So if Russia already has the capability to install a GPS receiver onto the Tulip, then why not do it now?

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    Re: Mobile Mortars

    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:00 pm

    We aren't talking about the Tulip. It will never have GPS guided shells nor is it necessary for a mortar.

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