Russia will deploy 20 Tornado-G multiple-launch rocket systems in Eastern Region

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 09:18 AM
 
Russia will deploy 20 Tornado-G multiple-launch rocket systems in Eastern Region
Twenty multiple rocket launchers Tornado-G will be delivered to the Russian military Eastern Region by the end of the year, announced Tuesday the representative of the military region, Alexander Gordeev. "Nearly 20 new multiple rocket launchers Tornado-G will be delivered by the end of 2014 to the motorized infantry unit of the military region of eastern deployed in the Khabarovsk Territory," official said.
     
Twenty multiple rocket launchers Tornado-G will be delivered to the Russian military Eastern Region by the end of the year, announced Tuesday the representative of the military region, Alexander Gordeev. "Nearly 20 new multiple rocket launchers Tornado-G will be delivered by the end of 2014 to the motorized infantry unit of the military region of eastern deployed in the Khabarovsk Territory," official said.
Tornado-G MLRS 122mm batteries during live-firing exercise
     
According to Gordeev, Tornado-G will replace the Grad multiple-launch rocket system. Tornado-G MLRS 122mm is designed on the basis of Grad. With a satellite guidance system, it can perform strikes against armored vehicles, artillery batteries and command positions. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Tornado-G is three times more effective than its predecessors, the Grad and Smerch.

The Tornado-G MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System ) is an improved version of the standard Russian-made 122mm BM-21 rocket launcher system based on a Kamaz or Ural-4320 truck. The Tornado-G has been made to be full automatic. Operating crew has been reduced to three man compare to the six man crew of the BM-21 Grad. Previously, the BM-21 could loaded only from the rear and there was no automation system, no everything has be done from the crew cabin. The Tornado-G is intended to replace the old BM-21 Grad rocket launcher system. The Tornado-G is three times more efficient than its predecessors. Currently, the Tornado-G is in service with the Russian army since 2011. The Tornado-G was demonstrated for the first time during a military exercise in 2012.
 

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