Rostec brings Tornado-G salvo fire weapons to international market

Rostec State Corporation said it offered Tornado-G salvo fire weapon on the international market and expects high demand. Tornado-G has to replace Grad which are operational in over 60 countries of the world, Rostec said.

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Tornado-G MLRS (Picture source: Army Recognition)

SPLAV production amalgamation of Rostec’s Tecmash was licensed to display Tornado-G abroad. The weapon is expected to be of interest for potential customers and can in future replace Grad. At present Tornado-G is operational in Russian army units. It has never been displayed abroad before.

Tornado-G develops Grad which has been operational in many countries for over 50 years and confirmed its failure-free reliability. It operates five times faster than the predecessor and has bigger firepower. It enjoys a high control speed and can abandon its position even before the projectile reaches the target. It ensures crew safety, mobility and effectiveness. "We hope the weapon will enjoy high demand of foreign customers," Rostec arms cluster Industrial Director Sergey Abramov said.

Tornado-G is a Russian upgraded salvo fire weapon and a development of Grad. It differs from the predecessor by higher fire efficiency, more powerful missiles, automatic targeting, geolocation and navigational systems. The weapon can operate fully autonomously. Tornado-G fires a two-time bigger warhead which increases the destruction power from two to six times. Tornado-G fires 122mm projectiles and is designed to destroy adversary troops, armor, artillery and mortar batteries, as well as command posts. It can fire salvo and solo missiles. "Tornado-G is an efficient and reliable weapon to replace Grad. SPLAV initiated a further upgrade to expand the range of combat missions. Its technical solutions will upgrade military hardware," Tecmash CEO Vladimir Lepin said.