a
 
 
Jobaria JDS MCRL 122mm Multipe Cradle Rocket Launcher System
 
 
a
JDS MCL 122mm Multiple Cradle rocket Launcher technical data sheet specification description information intelligence pictures photos images video identification Jobaria United Arab Emirates army defence industry military technology
 
Description
The JDS MCL (Multiple Cradle Launcher) is 122 mm rocket launcher system designed, developed and manufactured by the Company Jobaria Defense Systems of United Arab Emirates (UAE) which is 60% owns by Tawazun and 40% by the Al Jaber Group. It is the largest MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) in the world. The design of the vehicle was started five year ago following a requirement of the UAE armed forces to put one battery of artillery launcher on one vehicle. The Jobaria JDS MCY replaces six launcher vehicles as the Russian-made BM-21. The main advantage is, with that type of weapon system you can replace 30 people with a crew of three. The JDS MCL was presented for the first time to the public at the defence exhibition IDEX 2013, which was held in February 2013 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. JDS MCL is a Multiple Cradle Launcher used for close fire support as well as striking and suppressing hostile targets. The Launcher can serve multiple purposes in modern warfare and is able to attack with high volume fire power. The vehicle is in service with the UAE Armed Forces.
 
Variants
- No variants at this time.
 
Technical Data
Back to top
Armament
The rocket launcher systems are mounted to the rear of a 10 wheels trailer with four power-operated rocket launchers which is manufactured in the UAE by the Al-Jaber Group. Each launcher has three blocks with 20 rockets each. The whole system carries a total of 240 122 mm rockets. Each rocket launcher system is mounted on a individual platform which can rotate on the left or on the right side. The JDS MCL can cover an area of 4 square kilometer, 2x2 km. The operator can select firing a single pod, a number of pods, or fire the full load of 240 rockets in less than two minutes.
 
JDS MCL 122mm Multiple Cradle rocket Launcher technical data sheet specification description information intelligence pictures photos images video identification Jobaria United Arab Emirates army defence industry military technology A total of 240 rockets can be fired to cover an area of 4 square meter.
Rocket
The JDS MCL uses a 122mm artillery rocket based on the technology of the Turkish Company Roketsan. The ammunition is supply by the Company Burkan Munitions Systems based in UAE. The 122mm multi barrel rocket launcher is the port-of-call among artillery units. Its fire support mission is fulfilled by indirect/blind firing against area targets. The extended range 122mm rockets feature a distinctive airframe / aerodynamic design and reduced smoke via composite propellant to deliver 100% longer ranges than conventional 122mm rockets. The Launcher can engage any targets by using 240 x 122 mm rockets from a distance of 16 km to 40 km accurately.
Design and protection
The Oshkosh HET truck is fitted with an armoured cabin designed and manufactured in the UAE which provides a protection up to Level 2 (Stanag 4569). The entire system is operated by a crew of three: commander, navigator and driver and can be operated from inside the vehicle in an autonomous mode or integrated in an overall higher-level artillery fire control system.
Mobility
The rockets system trailer is towed by an Oshkosh Defense 6×6 Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) truck. The HET is motorized with a Caterpillar C-18 engine, which is an 18.1l six-cylinder in-line turbocharged and after-cooled diesel power unit that can produce 700hp and 2,576Nm torque at 1,300rpm. The vehicle provides the necessary power to move its 118,050kg GCW (72t Challenger II tank) at a speed of 80km/h on tarmac surfaces and 38km/h on a 2.5% gradient. The transmission used in the 1070F is the Allison HD 4076P, seven-speed automatic with TC-561 torque converter and second-gear start.
Accessories
The semi-trailer is equipped with an auxiliary power unit allowing more autonomy for the weapon system. It allows this rocket system can operate with the truck engine turned off. Ten stabilizers extracted before firing are used to level the platform. A global positioning/inertial navigation system and computerized fire control system are used for position location and increased accuracy. Each launcher cradle is also provided with an independent inertial reference unit, enabling accurate ballistic setting even under rapid salvo firing.
 
JDS MCL 122mm Multiple Cradle rocket Launcher technical data sheet specification description information intelligence pictures photos images video identification Jobaria United Arab Emirates army defence industry military technology A power generator is mounted at the rear of the crew cabin to operate the system with the truck engine turned off.
 
A support and ammunition resupply vehicle is used to carries a full set of 240 rockets. This vehicle uses the same truck and trailer as the rocket launcher vehicle. The resupply vehicle is equipped with two cranes, each to reload two launcher units in 30 minutes. A backup generator is also available to replace the main generator of the launcher vehicle in case of failure.
 
JDS MCL 122mm Multiple Cradle rocket Launcher technical data sheet specification description information intelligence pictures photos images video identification Jobaria United Arab Emirates army defence industry military technology The resupply vehicle can reload the launcher vehicle in less than 30 minutes.
Specifications
Back to top
Armament
240 x 122 mm rocket launcher tubes
a
Country users
United Arab Emirates
Designer Country
United Arab Emirates
Accessories
Launcher Command Post (LCP), Navigation System, compuerized fire control, NBC protection system,Central Tire Inflation system and accurate Laying System
Crew
3
Armor
Protection against small arms and shell splinters, Level 2 Stanag 4569
Weight
105,000 kg full loaded
Speed
50 km/h maximum road speed
Range
450 km
a
a
a

Dimensions
Length: 29.0 m; Width: 4.0 m; Height: 3.8 m
 
Details View
 
JDS MCL 122mm Multiple Cradle rocket Launcher technical data sheet specification description information intelligence pictures photos images video identification Jobaria United Arab Emirates army defence industry military technology
JDS MCL 122mm Multiple Cradle rocket Launcher technical data sheet specification description information intelligence pictures photos images video identification Jobaria United Arab Emirates army defence industry military technology
   
JDS MCL 122mm Multiple Cradle rocket Launcher technical data sheet specification description information intelligence pictures photos images video identification Jobaria United Arab Emirates army defence industry military technology JDS MCL 122mm Multiple Cradle rocket Launcher technical data sheet specification description information intelligence pictures photos images video identification Jobaria United Arab Emirates army defence industry military technology
 
Pictures - Video
Back to top
a
 
 
 
 

Cookies settings

×

Functional Cookies

This site uses cookies to ensure its proper functioning and cannot be deactivated from our systems. We don't use them not for advertising purposes. If these cookies are blocked, some parts of the site will not work.

Session

Please login to see yours activities!

Other cookies

This website uses a number of cookies to manage, for example: user sessions.