NPO "Splav" presented a shell for the "Tornado-S" multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) at the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020, said the press service of the company.
The new generation ammunition for the Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system was presented for the first time by NPO SPLAV (part of the Techmash holding of Rostec) at the International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2020" (August 23-29, Kubinka, Moscow Region).
The Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system is the successor to the Smerch MLRS with improved tactical and technical characteristics. The main components of the system are a modernised combat vehicle, created on the basis of the BM MLRS "Smerch" and new guided missiles.
NPO SPLAV has developed a 300-mm guided missile with HEAT-fragmentation warheads. The missile flight is controlled using a control system unit built on the basis of a strapdown inertial navigation system associated with a satellite navigation system.
“Each of the projectiles can be assigned individual parameters not only in terms of flight range, but also along the trajectory for their deployment to various targets. The firing range of guided missiles is over one hundred kilometres. The firing accuracy of the Tornado-S shells is 15-20 times higher than that of the Smerch MLRS shells. The weight of the projectile is more than 800 kg, penetrates armour up to 140 mm ", - said the general director of NPO SPLAV named after A.N. Ganicheva Alexander Smirnov.
MLRS "Tornado-S" was presented to the general public for the first time at the Victory Parade on June 24, 2020.
"Tornado-S" is intended for fire destruction of manpower, equipment, stationary and moving single and group objects: artillery and missile units, including precision weapons systems, in concentration areas, on the march, at firing and launch positions, motorised infantry and tank subunits in the areas of concentration, on the march, on the deployment lines and in strong points, command and control points for troops and weapons, air and anti-missile defence, electronic warfare, logistics and supply facilities, aircraft and helicopters on takeoff and landing sites.