Military tests of MLRS "Tornado-S" were conducted in Syria On December 25, 2017, during a speech on the occasion of summing up the results of the work of NPO SPLAV JSC (Russia, Tula) in 2017, the general director Vladimir Nikolaevich Lepin announced the information about the combat use of the Tornado- generation during the fighting in the Syrian Arab Republic (RAA).
In general, from the report of the CEO of the lead developer of rocket launcher systems in Russia, it follows that the company is developing steadily and has the potential to expand its scope of activities.
For the first time an event of this kind was held outside the territory of the enterprise - in the building of the House of Culture of Railway Workers (DKJ) of the Hero City of Tula. During the event, the ceremony of awarding the employees of the enterprise was held, as well as a concert and entertainment program, the main participant of which was the legendary Soviet and Russian group "Samotsvety" under Yuri Malikov.
In 2017, the specialists of SPlAV NPO (Russia, Tula) and related enterprises with positive results completed the state tests of the new, Tornado-S ramp-up rocket reaction system.
According to the general director of NPO SPLAV JSC Vladimir Nikolaevich Lepin, the system "has already set a new vector in the development of multiple launch systems not only in our country, but in the whole world."
ccording to the newspaper "Novosti" Splava "from December 21, 2017 (newspaper of the JSC" NPO "SPLAV"), it is possible to shoot from a BM Tornado-S system for a longer range than from the Smerch MiGS and cover with one volley a volley of what - one BM, battery or division is not specified) an area of about 100 football fields. The design of each projectile includes a flight control system.
According to the general director of the lead developer of the MLRS in Russia V.N. Lepin, the Tornado-S combat vehicle is completely autonomous and equipped with equipment that ensures the performance of combat missions without the exit of calculation numbers from the cabin. The location of the BM on the firing position is a few minutes. After completing the combat mission, it "moves to a new location, without waiting until the shells hit the target."