Rostec supplies final Tornado-G MLRS batch

Motovilikhinskie Zavody Enterprise of Rostec shipped the final batch of Tornado-G multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) to the Russian Defense Ministry, Rostec said: "The enterprise fully and timely overhauled and upgraded Grad MLRS to Tornado-G level in the framework of 2019 program," it said.

Rostec supplies final Tornado G MLRS batch
Tornado-G MLRS (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The enterprise is the designer and the sole Russian producer of combat vehicles and transloaders for Grad, Smerch, Tornado-G and Tornado-S MLRS.

The Tornado-G MLRS is an improved version of the standard 122mm BM-21 rocket launcher system based on a Kamaz or Ural-4320 truck. The Tornado-G has been designed to be fully automatic. The operating crew has been reduced to three men compare to the six-man crew of the BM-21 Grad. Previously, the BM-21 could be loaded only from the rear and there was no automatization. The Tornado-G is three times more efficient than its predecessors. The Tornado-G was demonstrated for the first time during a military exercise in 2012.