Ukraine has successfully tested a rocket engine for the flamethrower system “Heat” (photo)
The state enterprise Artem, which is a part of Ukroboronprom, successfully tested a solid-fuel rocket ammunition engine for the Speka light flamethrower system.
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the State Joint-Stock Holding Company Artem conducted successful tests of bench samples of a solid-propellant rocket engine of a jet ammunition for a light flamethrower system “Speka” based on the chassis “Dozor-B”.
The tested engine is designed to deliver a thermobaric warhead of a RS-122 missile with a caliber of 122 mm at a range of up to 7 km.
The rocket engine, developed by the specialists of the KB anti-tank weapons and artillery ammunition of the State Joint-Stock Company “Artem”, during the tests showed satisfactory results.
“The obtained ballistic characteristics such as operating time, pressure change and traction characteristics have positive results in order to move to the next stage of testing,” the statement said.
In addition, it is noted about the previously conducted tests of the thermobaric warhead, which also showed satisfactory results.
At present, Artem State Joint-Stock Company is preparing for full-scale launches of combat missile engines with an inert warhead to determine range, initial velocity and other ballistic characteristics.
Note that the unguided missile RS-122TB with a thermobaric warhead is designed for light flamethrower system “Speka” based on the chassis “Dozor-B”.
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