Contents tagged with Smerch MLRS

  • Ukraine conducts military exercises with Smerch missile systems near Crimean border

    The Ukrainian military conducted drills of the missile units with participation of a battery of Smerch multiple rocket launcher systems (MLRS) in the Kherson region, reported the Joint Forces Command of the Ukrainian Army on Facebook.

    It is noted that military units, which are stationed in the southern part of Ukraine, took part in the drills.

    "In particular, the missile-gunners practiced elements of preparation for missile strikes on certain targets of the conventional enemy," the statement …

  • Russia began Missile Forces' rearmament with new MLRS

    The chief of the Missile Forces and Artillery Forces, Mikhail Matveyevsky, announced that this year, Russian Federation begins rearmament from large-caliber multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) Smerch to more modern Tornado-S systems.

    In an interview with the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, Matveyevsky stated that modernized self-propelled howitzers 2S19M2 Msta-SM are fully integrated into a tactical single level control system, as well as a modernized mid-caliber multiple-launch rocket system, …

  • Russia to replace Grad and Smerch MLRS with new generation systems

    Russia has stopped serial production of the Grad and Smerch Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), as they are to be replaced by a new generation of MLRS, as announced by Vladimir Lepin, CEO of Techmash (part of Rostec), Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.

    According to him, the Grad system first appeared in 1963. It has been an extremely successful project, which has been improved several times, and today “it would completely satisfy the requirements of the time”.

    “Not only the Grad, but also the …