Russian Rocket Artillery to Be Rearmed to Tornado-S by 2020 (video)


Russian rocket artillery will completely switch from the Smerch systems to the advanced Tornado-S systems in three years.

Russian rocket artillery will completely switch from the Smerch systems to the advanced Tornado-S systems in three years.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian rocket artillery brigades will be rearmed from the Smerch systems to modernized Tornado-S multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) by 2020, Russian Missile Troops and Artillery commander Gen. Mikhail Matveyevsky said Monday.

“The rearmament of all missile brigades to modern Iskander-M missile systems and rocket artillery brigades to large-caliber Tornado-S multiple launch rocket systems will be completed,” Matveevsky said, describing plans until 2020.

According to Matveyevsky, the planned rearmament from large-caliber MLRS Smerch to upgraded MLRS Tornado-S starts in 2017.

Self-propelled artillery gun 2S35 on the Armata Coalition-SV platform, displayed at the Russia Arms Expo.
Russian Brigades to Receive Koalitsiya-SV Self-Propelled Gun Soon – Missile Troops

Matveyevsky added that serial deliveries of Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled guns (SPG) to the Russian army would also begin by 2020.

The long-range 300-mm Tornado-S MLRS, manufactured by the Splav Research and Manufacturing Company, can fire at a range of 120 kilometers (75 miles) and strike an area of over 60 hectares (150 acres).

The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV SPG with a 152.4 mm 2A88 gun was first unveiled at the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2015, in Moscow and is expected to supplement and then replace the 2S19 Msta self-propelled howitzers in the Russian Army.


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