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Terms of completion of state tests of the heavy flamethrower system TOS-2 "Tosochka"Yesterday, 12: 19
The completion of state tests of the new heavy flamethrower system TOS-2 (Tosochka) is planned before the end of this year. Igor Nasenkov, the head of the Tekhnodinamika holding, spoke about this.
According to Nasenkov, state tests of "Tosochka" will be completed by the end of 2021, after which a decision will be made to put the system into service and organize mass production. The production of TOS-2 will be carried out on the basis of Motovilikhinskiye Zavody, where a separate subdivision of the Tula NPO Splav has been created.
It is expected that at the end of this year, ZAO Special Design Bureau of the Motovilikhinskiye Zavody group of enterprises will receive a new large order for the production of Tosochka. The enterprise has experience in the manufacture of new equipment, at the end of 2020 it supplied a batch of TOS-2 to the armament of mobile units of the RHBZ Central Military District, stationed in the Saratov region for military operation.
The TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system was created on the basis of the TOS-1 "Buratino" and TOS-1A "Solntsepek", but unlike them, it has a wheelbase and improved tactical and technical characteristics. The machine was created taking into account the experience of using such weapons in the course of hostilities in the Middle East.
For TOS-2, new ammunition has been developed, which, in parallel with the complex, are undergoing state tests. The new shells for TOS-2, in contrast to those used earlier, have an increased range and increased power, allowing the Tosochka firing range to be increased to 15 km, as opposed to 6 km for the TOS-1 Buratino and TOS-1A Solntsepek systems. ...