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Multiple launch rocket system

Jobaria

The Jobaria is the most powerful 122-mm multiple launch rocket system ever built

 
 
Entered service 2013
Crew 3 men
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Caliber 122-mm
Number of tubes 240
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Firing range 16 - 37 km
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Reloading time 30 minutes
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Engine diesel
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   The Jobaria (monster) is the most powerful 122-mm artillery rocket system ever built. This multiple launch rocket system has been developed in by United Arab Emirates in cooperation with Roketsan of Turkey to meet the UAE requirement. However final assembly of this system takes place in the UAE. The main goal was to put one battery of rocket launchers on one vehicle. This new multiple launch rocket system was first revealed in 2013 during IDEX exhibition held in Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates have received an undisclosed number of these artillery systems already.

   The Jobaria MLRS consists of Oshkosh Global HET 6x6 heavy equipment transporter, towing a 10-wheel semi-trailer with 4 power-operated rocket launchers. Each launcher has three pods with 20 rockets each. So this artilelry rocket system carries a total of 240 122-mm rockets. A single Jobaria system replaces a full battery of rocket launchers mounted on 6 trucks with a crew of 30 men. Rockets have a maximum range of 37 km. A full salvo of the Jobaria covers an area of 4 km˛.

   Rockets are stored and launched from pods for rapid reloading and interchangeability of various calibers. Some sources claim that Jobaria is also capable of launching a total of 240 107-mm rockets, with a maximum range of about 11 km. Alternatively it can launch 16 TR-300 300-mm rockets with a maximum range of up to 100 km.

   This artillery system is operated by a crew of three. Crew members are seated inside and operate from protected cab. Its armor provides protection from small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. The cab also has NBC protection system. This artillery system is aimed and launches all its rockets without crew leaving the vehicle.

   The truck for this rocket system is supplied by Oshkosh. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. The trailer with rocket launchers is manufactured in the UAE. The Jobaria is fitted with auxiliary power unit. It allows this rocket system can operate with the truck engine turned off. It seems though that this new MLRS has limited mobility over desert terrain. It is most suited for operation from hard surface roads.

   This new multiple launch rocket system is supported by a dedicated resupply vehicle, which carries a full set of reloads and is fitted with two cranes. Each crane replenishes two rocket launchers. Reloading takes about 30 minutes.

   There is also a lighter Mini Jobaria, based on the Nimr 6x6 vehicle. It carries two pods with a total of 107-mm rockets.

 

 
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