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Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year

Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year November 14, 2019

The Russian Defence Ministry plans to show the new TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system at the parade in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Victory and send it to the troops.

The head of the chemical, biological and radiation protection forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, said that the TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system should enter the military units in May 2020.

“By the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the development of the TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system should be completed and it's delivery to the troops made. This combat vehicle is planned to take part in a parade on Red Square” he said in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

According to Kirillov, the rearmament of the radiation, chemical and biological protection units is proceeding according to plan. He stressed that in 2019, the troops will receive 350 units of special equipment, including thermal smoke machines and remote control aerosol countermeasures

In addition, he said that the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) plan to conduct joint exercises in 2020.

TOS-2 system is based on the Armata universal combat platform. The original turret of the T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank (MBT) is removed and replaced by a rocket launcher system that seems similar to the TOS-1A.

The armament of the TOS-1A consists of a block launcher with 24 guide pipes of 220 mm calibre with 3,725 m length for launching an unguided missile. The whole system is mounted on the centre of a T-72 tracked armoured chassis.

Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year

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