Tornado-S MLRS, Malka SP Gun Destroying “Imported” Artillery in Ukraine: Russian Defense Minister

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  • 02:29 PM, November 30, 2022
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Tornado-S MLRS, Malka SP Gun Destroying “Imported” Artillery in Ukraine: Russian Defense Minister
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Russia’s latest Tornado-S multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and 203mm 2S7M Malka self-propelled artillery guns are effectively striking foreign-made artillery systems in the special military operation in Ukraine.

"The counter-battery methods as a key component of inflicting damage on the enemy by firepower are being improved. Tornado-S long-range rocket artillery systems and Malka heavy artillery guns have been involved in fulfilling this task. This helps effectively wipe out foreign rocket and artillery systems," Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu was quoted as saying by Russian state media on Wednesday.

The 2S7M Malka self-propelled artillery gun is counted among the world’s most powerful cannons. It is an upgrade of the 2S7 Pion howitzer developed in the 1980s. The Malka is designed to strike vital enemy targets and facilities in a tactical defense depth beyond the frontlines. The heavy cannon boasts a rate of fire of 2.5 rounds per minute and can wipe out targets at a range of about 50 km.

The Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly posted videos of Malka artillery guns wiping out American M777 howitzers in the special military operation in Ukraine.

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The Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system is a heavy upgrade of the Smerch multiple rocket launcher. The new weapon features increased range and fire accuracy capabilities. The Tornado-S also offers the possibility of entering an individual flight assignment for each shell. The system can engage targets at a range of 120 km, covering an area of over 60 hectares. The system is capable of firing both single rockets and a salvo from 12 launching tubes.

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