RSZO “Tornado-C” cover the western direction, missile brigades of the Western Military District will be re-equipped with new multiple launch rocket systems, a fundamental decision on rearmament has already been made. It is reported “Notifications” with reference to the military establishment.
The Ministry of Defense decided to re-equip the missile brigades of the ZVO with MLRS “Tornado-C”, which should be replaced in the MLRS troops “Tornado”. According to the publication, the 79th Guards Rocket Artillery Brigade will be the first to receive new MLRS, then the rearmament of other units will begin. The Defense Ministry clarified, that the rate of rearmament will depend on the supply of new equipment.
Rearmament on MLRS “Tornado-C” started at the beginning 2019 of the year. The 439th Guards Rocket Artillery Brigade was the first to receive a set of MLRS, stationed in the Astrakhan region, MLRS participated in exercises “Caucasus 2020”. Currently on “Tornado-C” the 232nd Rocket Brigade of the Central Military District is rearmed.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense said, As for 2017 of the MLRS “Tornado-C” completely replace in the troops “Tornadoes” and “Hurricanes”.
“Tornado-C” designed as a replacement for MLRS “Tornado”. As well as “Tornado”, “Tornado-C” It has 12 guides 300-mm rockets. A key feature of the new MRL is an automated guidance and fire control system (Asuni), which allows you to manage shooting division, automatically calculate the data for the purpose and bring packages guides in horizontal and vertical planes. missiles “Tornado-C” can be adjusted in flight, which greatly increased the accuracy of hitting the target at a distance of more than 100 km. control adjustment system is located directly in the rocket.
“Tornado-C” - the most powerful and long-range MLRS. Missile flight range - up to 120 km. The developers promised to increase it to 200 km. The installation allows you to hit targets to the entire tactical depth of the enemy's battle formations. At the same time, these systems can be quickly transferred from one section to another.. Columns of wheeled vehicles are capable of throwing up to 300-500 km. MLRS tests took place in 2015 year.