ABU DHABI, February 20. (ARMS-TASS). Russia successfully completes the modernization of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) "Tornado" in Kuwait and the beginning of the modernization of BMP-3 in the country. About this ARMS-TASS reported head of the delegation of "Rosoboronexport" at an arms fair "IDEX-2013" Nicholas Dimidyuk.
"In Kuwait, we now are overhauling the BMP-3 and the" Cyclone. "Modernization" Smerch "is nearing completion," — said Dimidyuk.
He recalled that Kuwait is the first country to have been exported complexes "Twister." In 1995, the State Research and Production Enterprise (SSPE) "Fusion" has put this country in 18 MLRS "Smerch".
"We equip" Tornadoes "new fire control system with new gyrocompass and a satellite navigation system GPS, improving command post radio stations and the replacement of computers, improve the launcher mate with the weather station and command post to all data peredavalist in automatic mode," — he stressed.
As for the BMP-3, the park which is very high in Kuwait, their modernization will take place in stages, informed the head of the delegation. "At first upgrade some samples, conduct tests, and then, according to test results Kuwaiti side will decide on the amount and timing of modernization" — said Demidyuk.
Russia also is upgrading the park BMP-3 in the United Arab Emirates. Currently in AbuAbu Dhabi is being tested first upgraded machine. "We are waiting to sign the Emirati side, but to my knowledge, sea trials were brilliant," — said the head of the delegation of "Rosoboronexport".