The new rocket systems multiple rocket launchers "Tornado-D "on Friday successfully made their first shooting, which took place at the military range Prudboy in the Volgograd region.
The first 20 units of the new rocket systems multiple rocket launchers "Tornado-G" entered service of the Southern Military Area in February of this year. Installations come to replace an old system "Grad".
"It was a battle shooting, firing live ammunition. This is the first live firing of these machines, because we do not charge the whole package, and several shells in the car, so just appreciate how we all go, "- said to journalists at the site of reactive artillery platoon commander of the 20th Motorized Rifle Brigade Igor dirty.
In the firings were involved in six systems multiple rocket launchers "Tornado-G ". Firing range because of the size of the landfill was not large — up to 2-thousand meters, then how can it be to hit targets at a distance of 40 km. Yet, the system successfully demonstrated its military might — the fierce attack broke down the sun-scorched steppe which caught fire volleys from near the site of the shooting. steppe fire was quickly eliminated.
"Tornado-G "on battle effectiveness of 2.5-3 times higher than the predecessors, namely the system of "Grad". Due to the superior mobility "Tornado-G "from the start of the last missile in the volley until it is capable of undermining the target to go to the removal of up to 5 km from the old firing position, which increases its durability.