Russia began Missile Forces' rearmament with new MLRS

The chief of the Missile Forces and Artillery Forces, Mikhail Matveyevsky, announced that this year, Russian Federation begins rearmament from large-caliber multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) Smerch to more modern Tornado-S systems.

In an interview with the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, Matveyevsky stated that modernized self-propelled howitzers 2S19M2 Msta-SM are fully integrated into a tactical single level control system, as well as a modernized mid-caliber multiple-launch rocket system, capable of automatically guiding combat vehicle to the target.

Samples of new weapons are promptly delivered to the Mikhailovsky Military Artillery Academy and training centers in order to provide advanced specialists’ training, added Matveyevsky.

The simultaneous rearmament of missile brigades with Tornado-S as well as Iskander-M systems is expected to be completed by 2020.

  Russia, Smerch MLRS, Tornado-S, Iskander-M missiles

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