SOUTH received 20 systems Tornado-G Division of the Southern Military Area (SOUTH) of the Russian Federation received about 20 new multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) "Tornado-G". As reported on Tuesday, April 3, the "Interfax" referring to the head of the press service of the Southern Military District, Colonel Igor Gorbulya, "Tornado-G" will replace the outdated installation MLRS BM-21 "Grad".

According Gorbulya in recent installation of "Tornado-G" will be involved in training the management of jet fire departments neighborhood. May 9 MLRS "Tornado-G" will accept a role in a military parade in Rostov-on-Don.

In February, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov announced plans to enter the military department during the 2012 contract for the delivery of troops 36 MLRS "Tornado-G". To do this, the complex was necessary to pass state tests. At the end of December 2011 a representative of Russian Army Lt. Col. Sergei Vlasov, in turn, argued that troops received more than 30 units, "Tornado-D "back in 2011.

122-mm MLRS "Tornado-G "is forthcoming development of the system" Grad ". According to the combat effectiveness of the newcomer system, is reported to exceed their own predecessors in 2.5-3 times. "Tornado-G" is armed with more powerful ammunition, also has a greater range, accuracy of fire and accuracy. In addition, system capable of doing combat tasks at one hundred percent autonomous.

"Tornado-G" was created for the destruction and oppression of the enemy, armored vehicles, artillery and mortar batteries, command and Sat. Detailed tactical and technical characteristics of the system were not disclosed. Earlier it was reported that new girl MLRS will be available in 3 versions — a "T", "U" and "C" caliber 122, 220 and 300 mm, respectively.

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