For the first time, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation used the latest heavy flamethrower system TOS-2 "Tosochka" during the main stage of the "Kavkaz-2020" exercise at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan region.
"The fire of the unguided rocket-propelled ordnance with thermobaric warheads with enhanced energy capacity has inflicted massive damage to the advancing enemy," added the Ministry of Defense.
The new systems destroyed the advancing columns of armored vehicles of the mock enemy, said the Russian Ministry of Defence.
The TOS-2 (the R&D work ‘Tosochka’) is a derivative of the TOS-1A ‘Solntsepyok’ heavy flamethrower system with improved performance characteristics. As compared to its predecessor, it is mounted on the wheeled chassis, with increased load capacity and cross-country ability. It has an increased launch range of unguided rockets.
Aiming, shooting and fire control of the TOS-2 are fully automated. A crane is mounted on the vehicle, so the system does not need a transport and charging machine. In addition, the TOS-2 has a system of electronic protection against high-precision weapons.
TOS-2 ‘Tosochka’ heavy flamethrower vehicle was presented for the first time at Moscow’s Victory Day parade on Red Square on 24 June 2020.