Deadly Typhoon, Russia Army Will Receive 40 Tornado Rocket Systems in Syria

Deadly Typhoon, Russia Army Will Receive 40 Tornado Rocket Systems in Syria
Sun Jan 17, 2016 13:42:28

Russian Army troops will receive the Tornado rocket systems which can fire salvos of 12 guided rockets and cover an area of 60 hectares, Fars News Agency reported.

Over 40 units of Russia’s advanced rocket launchers will enter into service with the Western Military District’s (WMD) artillery and motorized infantry formations, district spokesman Col. Igor Muginov said Saturday, Sputnik reported.

"The unique long-range 300-mm Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system can fire at a range of 120 kilometers [75 miles] and hit an area of over 60 hectares [150 acres]," Muginov said.

He distinguished the Tornado-S’ new automated guidance system as its key characteristic, allowing for improved accuracy and simultaneous target data calculations.

"The complex is able to fire single rockets as well as full salvos of 12 guided rockets," Muginov noted.

The spokesman added that the new launchers boast travel-to-combat mode deployment capabilities at a significantly reduced time.

Cluster warheads with self-guided multi-purpose sub-munitions fitted on Tornado-G systems are able to penetrate infantry and armored vehicles.

The cutting edge Tornado-S and Tornado-G systems are expected to replace Grad and Smerch launchers by 2020, as part of Russia's large-scale rearmament program, FNA reported.

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