Motovilikhinskie Zavody enterprise delivered a batch of Tornado-G and Tornado-S multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to the Russian army, Rostec said. “The contractual commitments for the delivery of Tornado-G and Tornado-S MLRS have been fulfilled timely and in full volume. The high load switched the enterprise to three working shifts. The plant creates new jobs, increases wages, and re-equips facilities,” it said.
Rostec said MLRS production by the enterprise grew several times against the previous year and reached an unprecedented level in ten years.
122 mm Tornado-G MLRS strikes at troops, armor, artillery batteries, and command posts on open terrain. It surpasses Grad MLRS 2.5-3 times due to more powerful munitions. Modern communication systems and digital controls make it possible for Tornado-G to engage Orlan drones in reconnaissance, aiming and fire adjustment. The MLRS can operate at air temperatures of -40° to +50°C and nearly 100 percent humidity.
Each Tornado-S has 12 guides which can fire salvos and solo 300mm missiles. The missile range is 120 km and the destruction area is 60 hectares. Tornado-S is to replace Smerch MLRS in artillery formations. Only several minutes are necessary to fire: it takes one minute to deploy the weapon system and change position to escape retaliatory fire.