The Russian Defense Ministry intends to enter into a contract for the purchase of 36 cars multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) "Tornado-G" in 2012, immediately after the state tests, to be held in April or May. On Wednesday, February 8, reports "Interfax" referring to Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. According to Serdyukov, the system of "Tornado-G" should have done already adopted Russian Army, but the delivery was delayed due to the fact that the new MRL is not passed state tests. At the end of December 2011, the Russian Ground Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Sergei Vlasov said that in 2011 the army had adopted more than 30 units MLRS "Tornado-G". "I think the issue is that as soon as possible to the state tests. According to our sense, it can happen in April — early May. Accordingly, after that we will conclude a contract for the purchase of 36 combat aircraft missile systems" Tornado-G "- said the Minister . According to Lieutenant Colonel Vlasov MLRS "Tornado-G" is a modernized version of "Castle." from its predecessor, the new system has elevated firing range, more powerful ammunition, as well as the availability of automated targeting systems, targeting, survey and navigation. explained Lt. Col. thanks to such innovations "Tornado-G" can carry out combat missions completely autonomously. MLRS "Tornado-G" is designed for 122-millimeter ammunition and is intended for destruction and suppression of enemy, its armored vehicles, artillery and mortar batteries, as well as team points. detailed performance characteristics of the new system are not yet known. previously reported that MRL will be available in three versions — T, Y and C, calculated, respectively, for ammunition caliber 122, 220 and 300 millimeters.
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