multiple rocket launching systems (MRLS), replacing the current Grad
systems, Army spokesman said on Monday.
This will further increase the Army’s firepower and standoff capability for effective engagement.
Tornados are superior to Grads in their effectiveness, automated
control, aiming and satellite navigation systems, Vlasov said, without
disclosing any technical details.
The Grad truck-mounted system featuring 122-mm rockets with a range of
30-40 km was developed in 1962 and has been in service since 1964.
A Tornado MRLS vehicle can carry up to twelve 300-mm rockets with an effective range of up to 90 kilometers.