The RS-122 is a Georgian mobile multiple rocket launcher firing 122 mm rockets. It was developed in 2011 and put on production display in February 2012. The RS-122 is a heavily modified version of the Soviet BM-21 Grad. Its main characteristics are the armoured crew cabin (using elements from MRAP and BAE Caiman), improved firing, operational range and accuracy. The vehicle was developed by the state-owned Scientific Technical Centre Delta.
|Type||Multiple rocket launcher|
|Place of origin||Georgia|
|Designer||Scientific Technical Center Delta|
|Rate of fire||2 rounds/s|
|Maximum firing range||45 km (28 mi)|
|Sights||PG-1M panoramic telescope (external). Computer linked only configuration (internal).|
|Armor||STANAG 4569 level 2|
|500 km (310 mi)|
|Maximum speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
The rocket launcher is designed to defeat personnel, armored targets, artillery batteries, command posts and fortifications. The RS-122 is capable of control fire without the preliminary preparation of a position and exposed crew action, thus minimizing the salvo time and maximizing unit protection.
The vehicle's armoured crew cabin provides protection for its five-man crew in accordance to STANAG 4569 level 2 against shell splinter and fragments.