Ground-based Launcher System: Land Application
The Umkhonto Ground-based Launcher (GBL) is a versatile, compact and mobile surface-to-air missile vertical launching system providing all-round defence against simultaneous air attacks from missiles and aircrafts.
The GBL concept is similar to the naval application. It operates autonomously for extended periods without significant replenishment requirement. It is specifically designed to launch the well-known Umkhonto range of missiles using the designated homing principle.
The GBL is supplied as a stand-alone effector system for easy integration into bigger ground-based and naval air defence systems or it can be deployed on a vehicle. It is transportable by land, sea and air (C130 and helicopter lifting).
- Multiple simultaneous target engagement.
- Ease of integration with next level Command and Control Systems.
- Absence of line-of-sight limitations.
- ISO 668 Lock and STANAG 2413 hook-lift compliant.
- Transportable by land, sea and air (C130 and helicopter lifting).
- All-round (360) coverage (with vertical launch).
- Rapid encampment/decampment possible due to highly mobile and autonomous features.
- Design allows for rapid reloading.
- Deployment on vehicle or standalone.
- Surface attack mode.
- The GBL can be deployed either on a vehicle or standalone, and is connected to the Command and Control centre via radio, hard-wired or fibre-optic links.
- The GBL can be deployed on various ISO and STANAG 2413 compliant vehicles.
- The GBL operates autonomously for extended periods without significant replenishment requirements.
- The GBL is specifically designed to launch the well known Umkhonto range of missiles using the designated homing principle.
- Length : 6 058 mm
- Width : 2 438 mm
- Height : 2 000 mm
- Mass : < 4 500 kg (empty)
- Mass : < 7 100 kg (including eight IR missiles)
- ISO 668 Lock and STANAG 2413 hook-lift compliant