A prototype of the mini-MRLS “Witch” on support legs.
The launchers and main ammunition used were launch tubes and standard 122 mm caliber ammunition from the BM21 Grad.
Military tests of the prototype were conducted in the combat zone against real targets in the interests of platoon- and company-level structural units.
The targets were buildings and structures of enemy infrastructure and field troops. A total of 45 9m22u missiles were launched.
All planned targets were hit.
Each target was processed by the sequential launch of 2 to 8 missiles at intervals of 2-5 seconds.
Shooting distances range from 8.4 to 17.7 km.
Attempts were made to adjust with the help of “wing” UAVs, but video recording was only possible in one case due to the loss of 2 drones and bad weather conditions.
The SDR is accompanied by 4 videos of missile launches at 3 separate targets (4 missiles on target – video 1, 5 missiles on target – video 2, 2 missiles on target – video 3) + UAV video of two missiles hitting the target (video 4).
Range of fire is 50-100 meters.
The recoil during missile descent is minimal and is dampened by the hinges of the supports; the design of the prototype ensures maximum rigidity, which has a positive impact on the accuracy of the hit.
It took 5 to 6 minutes to deploy and prepare the prototype for firing.
It takes 50 seconds to 100 seconds to collapse and start exiting a position.
Launching missiles from a push-button remote control and rolling up and down a 50-meter-long cable reduced overall reliability due to broken connections and malfunctioning remote control buttons.
The overall concept of the Witcher mini-MRLS, its design and the design and technical solutions incorporated into it ensure the predictable effectiveness of the combat use of the mini-MRLS as a highly mobile and easy-to-operate platoon-battalion-level fire support vehicle.
The author of the invention: Pugach Sergey Andreyevich, a fighter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in peacetime chief engineer of “Futche Technoldozhis” LLC