Tarlan rocket system

The Tarlan Missile System is a modern, mobile, multifunctional, computerized missile system with satellite and inertial navigation systems.

The Tarlan rocket system is designed to destroy and suppress point and square targets, manpower and firepower of the enemy at a range up to 300 km.

The Tarlan rocket system implemented the concept of a universal, high-precision reusable rocket launch system, when the same launcher allows you to operate several types of high-precision missiles with different ranges, which allows you to significantly expand the range of combat missions.

The use of digital means of communication, tactical computers, modern means of navigation and top-mounting, including satellite-based ones, in the system allows to automate the fire control system, to accelerate considerably the data transmission and processing, to point the package of shells and to defeat the target.

Advantages:

  • versatility, i.e., the ability to fire different types of ammunition allows for a significant expansion of the range of combat missions;
  • container charging, which makes it possible to use disposable and reusable launch containers with a wide range of rockets and missiles;
  • the availability of a computerized fire control system and navigation systems makes it possible to carry out combat missions much faster;
  • the tripling of the guidance system drive makes it possible to significantly increase the reliability of the vehicle;
  • Provides for the engagement of the staff of 3 persons in the maintenance of this system;
  • a universal KAMAZ chassis has been used, which significantly controls its maintenance and repair, as well as training of driver mechanics.

Composition: 

The chassis of a military medium-duty truck is used as a running base for the launcher. The structure of the MML launcher includes a package of fifteen launch containers, each of which can be equipped with one or more missiles. The package of containers is mounted on a special frame located on a swivel base. It is possible to point the package at the angle of space and azimuth. When deployed in combat position, the combat vehicle is mounted on hydraulic supports.

Equipment of radio command channel, providing transmission of correction commands on board the missile, is placed on a special trailer towed behind the installation (see photo). The power supply of the combat vehicle in combat position is provided by a standard army generator of 60 kW.

The MML unit is designed for use as part of the air defense / missile defense systems and is integrated into the automated control system IBCS, which was developed by Northrop Grumman.  IBS includes a command post, a high-speed bus to exchange tactical information with a single interface, network devices. The IBS system can receive and process information from a variety of detection devices, including multifunction radar (radar) AN/MPQ-64F2 Sentinel-3D, AN/MPQ-53 (MIM-104A Patriot).

The Sentinel-3D radar (see photo1, photo2) of X-band is developed on the basis of the AN/TPQ-36A Firefinder artillery reconnaissance radar and has enhanced energy characteristics, which allows detecting small artillery shells at ranges of up to 15-18 km, accompanying them on the passage, as well as issuing target designation for available intercepting means. The presence of passive phased array antenna provides escorting of up to 60 air targets. The instrumental range is about 75 km, target detection range with 2m2 EPR - up to 50 km, cruise missile up to 30 km.

The MML is equipped with the following types of missile ammunition:

The AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire anti-tank missile, when used as part of the MML, provides the ability to engage ground targets as well as helicopters and unmanned aircraft.

The MHTK was developed by Lockheed Martin Corporation as part of a program to develop small-size kinetic interceptor missiles. It is 610 mm long, 40 mm in diameter and has a launch weight of 2.2 kg. Its effective range for intercepting missiles, artillery and mortar shells is 3 km or more. The compact design of the MHTK allows for placement of several missiles in one launch container of the MML unit.

It is assumed that the missile will be equipped with one of three different guidance systems. It is currently equipped with a semi-active homing radar head. At the same time, work is being done to assess the possibility of using a semi-active laser guidance system or a miniature video camera.

Characteristics: 

Base chassis KAMAZ-63502
Battery readiness time for a firing task when deployed from a march in an unprepared area 4 min.
Charging time 10 min.
Time to prepare data for an unscheduled firing task 40 с
Accuracy of the calculation of the firing units based on full preparation  
           - at a distance  0,5-0,7%
           - in the direction of 3-4 d.u.s.
Automation level  100%
Ammunition  
           - high-precision missile caliber 306 mm, range up to 150 km  
           - high-precision missile caliber - 370 mm, range - up to 300 km  

Testing: 

27.10.2014 Successful launch of three interceptor missiles from the MML demonstration version.

15.03.2015 Demonstration model of the installation provided launch of three different types of interceptor missiles in order to test the design solutions. It was reported that one of the missiles successfully destroyed an air target, while the other two successfully passed flight tests.

23.03.2015 Three guided missiles of different types were launched from a test rig. The AIM-9X Sidewinder successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle. The other two types of missiles were a Low Cost Active Seeker and a Shock-Kinetic Interceptor.

26.08.2015 Rocket AIM-9X block II, launched from the MML launcher, hit an aerodynamic target at an altitude of 1500m. The missile's homing head captured the target before it was launched.

03.09.2015 The first prototype of the launcher was delivered for testing as part of the stage of determining the technological appearance and ensuring the reduction of various risks.

23.03.2016 Successful launch of the guided missile FIM-92 Stinger from the test facility (see photo). The test was conducted at the Eglin test site.

25.03.2016 Launch of the guided missile Hellfire from the MML prototype. The target designation was provided by the Sentinel radar. The transfer of control commands aboard the missile was performed by the radio command system of the MML installation.

30.03.2016 Successful launch of the AIM-9X Sidewinder guided missile from the MML prototype vehicle at the White Sands Missile Range (White Sands).

04.04.2016 Lockheed Martin announced the successful test of the MHTK interceptor at the White Sands test site. Launched from an MML rig, the interceptor's compact size allows it to accommodate multiple missiles in a single launch container.

20.04.2016 The Tamir guided missile was launched from the MML prototype combat vehicle - an unmanned aircraft target was destroyed. Successful launches of guided missiles Hellfire, AIM-9X Sidewinder and MHTK.

Sources: 

  1. РАКЕТНЫЙ КОМПЛЕКС "ТАРЛАН". АО "НК "Казахстан инжиниринг", ПЗТМ АО "Петропавловский завод точного машиностроения". Рекламный разворот. Распространялся на V Международной выставке вооружения и военно-технического имущества KADEX-2018 (23-26 мая 2018 г., г. Астана, Республика Казахстан).

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Range:
300 km.
Year:
2018