The Russian Army has received the latest-generation Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) this year, according to RIA Novosti.
“As for the further development of the Tornado, we now have a new system, the Tornado-S. The first rocket brigade was sent to the armed forces this year, and has begun pilot operation,” Alexander Kochkin, vice-CEO of the Rostec subsidiary Techmash, was quoted as saying at the MILEX-2019 exhibition.
The modernization of the Tornado MLRS to the Tornado-S level was commissioned by the Defense Ministry, he noted.
The Tornado-S is a considerable upgrade from the 9K58 Tornado, designed to destroy distant group targets (personnel, unarmored, lightly armored and armored vehicles), tactical missiles, aerial defense systems, parked helicopters, command points, communication nodes and military industrial infrastructure. The system can fire its rockets in a salvo or as individual precision missiles, and has essentially become a universal tactical rocket system. The Tornado-S can also use adjustable ammunition.
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