Gunners SOUTH master MLRS Tornado-G and 152-mm howitzers, MSTA-S

During the field artillery units out on the range Prudboy in the Volgograd region are trained artillery calculations and the crews of combat vehicles to conduct live firing of MLRS "Tornado-G" and self-propelled howitzers, "MSTA-S".

As the press service of the Southern Military District, the gunners are embracing new models of weapons, learn emplacement, to exercise their disguise, navigate the terrain, prepare the data for the shooting.

MLRS "Tornado-G" came armed infantry but the connection of the Southern Military District (SOUTH) as part of the state defense order for 2012. It is a deep modernization of the MLRS "Grad" and has increased by 2.5 times the firing range.


Due to the high mobility of "Tornado-G" from start to the last rocket salvo before it is capable of undermining the target to go to the removal of up to 5 km from the firing position, which increases its durability. Installation can move at a speed of 60 km / h with a cruising range on one fueling up to 650 km.

The upgraded 152-mm self-propelled howitzer "MSTA-S" with automated guidance and fire control systems is made and entered into service in the last year. It was created on the chassis of a self-propelled howitzer 2S19, has long-range artillery weapons, armor protection and protection against weapons of mass destruction, increased cruising range, has high maneuverability and autonomy of combat use.

"MSTA-S" can fire guided missiles "Krasnopol-M" on small targets at a distance of 20 km. Through the use of a laser homing and high explosive fragmentation warhead, "Krasnopol-M" to effectively engage targets of different types, regardless of their thermal, acoustic and other characteristics and the degree of protection.

Unlike conventional artillery shells, "Krasnopol" provides defeat pinpoint targets with indirect fire the first shot without.

By holding out the field attracted more than 500 military personnel and 30 units. weapons and military equipment, according to the press service of the Southern Military District.

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