Russia to develop Tornado-G multi-launch rocket system for paratroopers
MOSCOW, November 19. / TASS /. The Splav Research and Production Association (part of the Technodinamika Holding Company within state-owned technology company Rostec) is set to develop the air-drop version of the latest 122 Tornado-G multiple-launch rocket system. mm for the Airborne Force, said Splav CEO Alexander Smirnov. TASS Friday.
âThe state’s new weapons program will likely include a new modification, the Tornado-G airdrop mounted on a new chassis. We are ready to do this work and it is up to the customer. [the Russian Defense Ministry] make a decision, “said the general manager.
The Tornado-G is a 122mm multiple rocket launcher derived from the Grad system. The new multi-launch rocket system can perform automatic fire from unprepared positions, allowing rapid opening of fire and switching the artillery system to travel mode directly from the crew cabin and to change the firing position.
Previously, the Grad-V portable multiple launch system mounted on the GAZ-66B truck chassis and equipped with a 12 launch tube platform was operational in Soviet airborne troops.
Multiple rocket launch systems for the Russian Navy
The Splav Research and Production Association is developing several rocket launching systems for the Russian Navy to launch artillery and rocket strikes and provide defense against underwater weapons, the director general said.
“The Splav is currently continuing its work to create rocket launch systems for the Navy to outperform their predecessors in terms of combat and operational characteristics. They are designed to perform strike missions and provide defense against sub-weapons. airborne marines, “he said.
The multiple rocket launch systems developed by Splav are already operational in the Russian Navy, the director general said.
âThe Grad-M, Zapad and Udav-1M rocket launch systems developed by our company are in operational service with the Russian Navy,â he said.
The Tornado family of multiple rocket launchers proves its value as an effective weapon
The Tornado family of the latest multi-launch rocket systems have a proven track record as a reliable and efficient weapon, said the head of Splav.
âCurrently, the Tornado family consists of Tornado-G 122mm and Tornado-S 300mm multiple rocket launchers. “he stressed.
Tornado multi-launch rocket systems will remain formidable weapons for a long time, the managing director said.
“These are conceptually new systems and their effectiveness will remain for many years to come,” he said.
The Tornado-S 300mm long-range multiple launch system can engage targets at a distance of 120 km, covering an area of ââover 60 hectares. The system is capable of firing both single rockets and a salvo from 12 launch tubes.
Rostec launches series production of smart rockets for Tornado-S systems
The Splav Research and Production Association has started serial production of the latest smart rockets for the Tornado-S 300mm multiple launch system, said Splav CEO Smirnov.
“Such rockets are already in series production. A long-term contract with the [Russian] The Defense Ministry has been signed for their delivery to the troops, âsaid the chief executive.
Preparations are also underway for preliminary testing of a new projectile with an enclosed drone for the Smerch multiple launch rocket system, he said.
“Preparations are underway for preliminary testing of an experimental rocket batch with customer participation,” said the head of Splav.