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Tekhnodinamika's new 9A-829K3 cruise missile rotary launcher achieves tests campaign

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Tekhnodinamika's new 9A-829K3 cruise missile rotary launcher achieves tests campaign
 
The improved rotator-equipped 9A-829K3 multiple rotary launcher from Russian defense contractor Start (a subsidiary of Tekhnodinamika) has passed its standard tests, Start’s press office told TASS on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. "The 9A-829K3 multiple rotary launcher is designed for the suspension, carriage and launch of long-range cruise missiles right from a plane’s weapons bays," a press officer said.
     
Tekhnodinamika new 9A 829K3 cruise missile rotary launcher achieves tests campaign 640 001Tekhnodinamika's new 9A-829K3 multiple rotary launcher will be fitted on RuAF Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers
     
"Tekhnodinamika has modified the rotator of the 9A-829K3 multiple weapons rack in 2015, which has raised its reliability through an increase in the rigidity of the rotator’s load-bearing parts. The performance of the 9A-829K3 remained unchanged. A multiple rotary launcher equipped with the advanced rotator had undergone standard tests with Start and the Makeyev State Rocket Center for a month and a half. Its rotator’s durability and its vibration resistance and vibration survival had been tested. The trials proved the viability of the design modifications to the 9A-829K3 rotary launcher," the press office said.

The first batch of 9A-829K3s is due to the Russian Defense Ministry in the near future.

Start’s press office added that the upgrade of the company’s test and manufacturing facilities was in full swing. This will enable the manufacturer to execute numerous orders under the defense procurement program.

The internal weapons bays of the Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) and Tu-95MS (Bear) strategic bombers are equipped with the MKU-6-5 multiple rotary launcher capable of carrying air-launched cruise missiles of the Kh-55 (AS-15 Kent) family and the latest Kh-101 and Kh-102 as well. Each launcher mounts six weapons. Since November 17, 2015, the Russian Long-Range Aviation Command has delivered several massive cruise missile strikes against the terrorists in Syria, using 48 Kh-101s and several dozen Kh-555s in the process.
     
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