Eurosatory 2018: Excalibur Army showcases BM-21 MRL upgrade

Czech company Excalibur Army displayed a prototype of its new BM-21 MT multiple rocket launcher (MRL) platform at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris. The BM-21 MT 4x4 is an upgrade to legacy BM-21 Grad systems currently in service using a new Tatra chassis, armoured cab, and artillery-related systems.
The Excalibur Army BM-21 MT 4x4 replaces the BM-21's Russian-designed Ural truck chassis with one designed by Tatra, although with a number of other upgrades.Photo by: IHS Markit/Richard Fowler
Excalibur also disclosed that the platform has a crew of three – a driver plus two artillery positions – and that the MRL can be fired in volley or single-round firing modes from the cab and also via remote control from a nearby sheltered location.
Excalibur states that the entire platform carries and is capable of firing 40 122 mm high-explosive fragmentation rockets within a 20-second timeframe.