New Ammunition for Russian Tornado-S Multiple Rocket Launcher

Issue: Aero India 2021 Special

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, based on the BM MLRS “Smerch” and a new guided missiles. NPO SPLAV has developed a 300mm 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 para metres is not only in terms of flight range but also along the trajectory for their deployment to various targets. The range of guided missiles is over 100 km. 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 140mm.