Two Russian multiple launch rocket systems, Smerch and Tornado-S, will be equipped with advanced guided missiles for better targeting, according to the deputy chief of the Strategic Missile Forces and Artillery of the Russian Ground Forces.
"The Smerch and Tornado-S multiple launch rocket systems will get [advanced guided missiles] in the future for better accuracy," Alexander Dragovalovsky, deputy chief of the Strategic Missile Forces and Artillery of the Russian Ground Forces, was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying. He noted that this would significantly improve their firepower.
Earlier, it was reported that the Tornado-S systems are expected to greatly enhance the combat capabilities of the Smerch systems by using new-generation missiles.
The Tornado-S was introduced as a replacement for the Smerch in 2012; it uses rockets with the same caliber but has been enhanced to take advantage of Russia's proprietary satellite navigation network.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Tornado-S will have a longer range and increased effectiveness thanks to greater accuracy and the use of new warhead payloads. It is capable of launching rockets within just three minutes.