Belarusian Lightweight Rocket Launcher
Belarusian BSVT-VV LLC was established in 2015 to develop and produce advanced close combat weapons for the Belarusian Armed Forces and foreign customers.
To date, one of the main activities of BSVT-VV LLC is the development and production of a new universal close combat weapon – a qualitatively new type of a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. A design bureau has been set up at the company; the company has at its disposal a state-of-the-art proving ground for carrying out all types of tests of the rocket launcher and rocket-propelled grenades.
The design of the close combat weapon developed by BSVT-VV was defined after analysing a number of trends:
1. In the recent decade, fighting takes place in urbanised areas, where the employment of existing weapons that are designed for use in combat during direct confrontation between the parties with the use of tanks, artillery and aviation leads to a huge collateral humanitarian damage. In this case, the contact distance is often reduced to hundreds and tens of metres, rarely exceeding 500 or 1,000 metres.
2. Conducting land operations requires the simultaneous presence of different weapons specialised for different purposes.
3. The development and cheapening of optoelectronic systems and electronics in general, including the design of special software, allows portable close combat weapons, primarily rocket launchers, to become highly selective and effective while hitting all types of targets from tanks to dispersed enemy troops on the battlefield.
A lightweight rocket launcher with a rocket-propelled grenade equipped with a multipurpose warhead and a fire control unit, which can simplify the prepare-to-fire procedure and target engagement on a modern battlefield, is best suited to all above-mentioned trends.
The 60 mm MM-60 rocket launcher developed by BSVT-VV comprises a launch tube with a multi-purpose rocket-propelled grenade and a fire control unit.
The launch tubes can be fixed together to form a multi-barrel system. The fire control unit attached to any launch tube can control the firing from each launch tube separately or provide salvo firing from the multi-barrel system.
The rocket launcher is designed to combat main battle tanks and armoured, lightly armoured and soft targets, as well as to defeat enemy troops wearing body armour and located in bunkers, earth-and-timber emplacements, light field fortifications, urban and rural facilities.
BSVT-VV LLC is a modern company that successfully carries out challenging tasks in the interests of the Belarusian Armed Forces and is open for business and mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign customers.
More detailed information you can find in “The VPK. Belarus” magazine No. 1, 2018.