The Russian army began to widely use two modern Russian-made rocket launchers Tornado-G and Tornado-S in the military operation for Ukraine.
This was announced on November 21 to the Russian TASS agency by the commander of the Russian Rocket and Artillery Forces, Major General Mikhail Matveevsky. He said: “We use these modern Russian-made rocket launchers along with Soviet-made rocket launchers such as Grad and Smerch.
The general recalled that on November 19, Russia celebrates the Day of Rocket Forces and Artillery, timed to coincide with the beginning of the Red Army’s encirclement of German troops in Stalingrad in 1942. He noted that artillery was and remains “God”. war” within the framework of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.
It is noteworthy that the Tornado-G complex is a modernized version of the Grad rocket launcher and is capable of firing at a distance of up to 40 kilometers from unprepared sites in automatic mode. The effectiveness of its fire is 15 times higher than the efficiency of the Grad rocket launcher. In 2012, the system entered service with the Russian army.
As for the long-range 300-mm Tornado-S complex, it is a modernized version of the Soviet-made Smerch rocket launcher. It can hit targets at ranges up to 120 km and cover an area of 60 hectares. The system entered service with the Russian army at the end of 2016.
Both systems are produced at the Splav production plant in Tula and the Melikhinsky plant in the Ural region of Russia.
On November 16, Russian media reported that the Russian army received a new batch of Tornado missile systems.
Source: Russian newspaper