The new VILKHA system carries a Soviet-era BM-30 Smerch 300 mm rocket launcher unit consisting of three top and bottom rows of four tubes (12 in total).
Compared to the earlier generation VILKHA, it can fire new guided rockets at high speed with a maximum range of up to 110 km.
The main feature of the new VILKHA new guided rocket is that at the beginning of the trajectory, there is a flight correction of the rocket projectile, which can reduce flight deviation to a minimum from the predetermined trajectory.
The rocket projectiles are aimed at the target with the help of the inertial navigation system and precision satellites.
The VILKHA guided rocket has dimensions of a total length of 7.6 m, a calibre of 300 mm, and a weight of 923 kg.
The system can fire the first rocket in less than 3 minutes and a full 12-rocket salvo in 40 seconds.
VILKHA is designed to destroy armoured vehicle groups, command posts, communication centres, military industrial facilities, aircraft on runways, fuel depots and other strategic targets from a distance.
Citing Ukrainian defence industry sources, the first-generation VILKHA has served the Ukrainian military since 2018 and has been used against the Russian invasion of the country.