Friday, May 31, 2013

Jordanian Factory For RPG-32 Hashim Inaugurated

A factory for the production of the RPG-32 Hashim rocket-propelled grenade launcher and associated rocket ammunition was unveiled In Jordan. The event was attended by Jordan's King Abdullah II and Russian Technologies CEO Sergei Chemezov.

The manufacture of the RPG-32 is a joint venture between Russia and Jordan. Jordan build and equiped the factory and Russia is responsible for supervising the production process and the supply of components for the assembly of the grenade launchers.

Developed by the Bazalt Science & Production Association, the RPG-32 is a portable, hand-held, rocket-propelled grenade launcher. It can be used against a range of targets, including armored vehicles, troops and bunkers.

The two-piece RPG-32 is made of the reusable launcher and compatible with both 105 mm and 72 mm rockets, which come in sealed disposable containers and are attached at the end of the launcher.

The RPG-32 Hashim specifications are:
  • Length: 1200 mm (105 mm rocket), 900 mm (72 mm rocket)
  • Caliber: 105 mm
  • Weight (empty): 3 kg
  • Weight (loaded): 10 kg (105 mm rocket), 6 kg (72 mm)
  • Muzzle velocity: 140 m/s
  • Effective range: 700 m
The RPG-32 can fire both High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) and thermobaric rockets.

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