Omsktransmash delivers modernized TOS-1A flamethrowers to Russian army

According to on September 25, a batch of TOS-1A Solntsepek heavy flamethrower systems was handed over to the Ministry of Defense. According to the press service of the company, the order was completed ahead of schedule.
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Modernized TOS-1A Solntsepek heavy flamethrower systems shipped to the Russian Ministry of Defense (Picture source:

According to Omsktransmash’s press service, an undisclosed number of TOS-1As were sent to the military as part of the state defense order. Since recently there has been no information on the conclusion of contracts for the production of new TOS-1A systems, but there is a contract for the modernization of vehicles already delivered to the troops, reports.

As previously reported, as part of the modernization developed at Omsktransmash, the TOS-1As receive modern launching equipment, improved built-in dynamic protection, a GPS/Glonass navigation system, and new tracks. Other details of the modernization are not disclosed. Perhaps they relate to the installation of a new communication system and equipment for a closed data transmission segment, which allows integration of TOS into automatic control systems (ACS) of the tactical level.

TOS-1A "Sun" is actively used by Russian troops in their war waged in Ukraine. Since the range of destruction of these systems is only 6 km, the artillery systems work under the protection of main battle tanks, as they cannot fire from a safe distance. Since the Ukrainian army specifically hunts for flamethrower systems, after a salvo the vehicle quickly changes position, leaving to reload. Notice that TOS-1 and TOS-1A should receive long-range ammunition designed for TOS-2 Tosochki.

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TOS-1A Solntsepek heavy flamethrower displayed at Armya-2018 (Picture source: Army Recognition)