Russia to have advanced heavy flamethrower vehicles 82607171

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Russia is planing to incorporates advanced Heavy Flamethrower vehicles in its 2018-2025 program
The delivery of the advanced Tosochka heavy flamethrower has been included in Russia’s 2018-2025 state armament program, General Designer of the Splav Company Nikolai Makarovets said in an interview with RIA Novosti news agency.
     
The delivery of the advanced Tosochka heavy flamethrower has been included in Russia’s 2018-2025 state armament program, General Designer of the Splav Company Nikolai Makarovets said in an interview with RIA Novosti news agency.
     
The Tosochka is planned to replace the TOS-1A Solntsepyok heavy flamethrower system, he added. "Of course, it [the 2018-2025 state armament program] envisages this. The system will be a derivative of the Solntsepyok heavy flamethrower but feature a wheeled chassis," Makarovets said. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said earlier that the Tosochka heavy flamethrower was being developed in Russia.

"The experience of using heavy flamethrowers in desert areas has shown that wheeled chassis are more suitable for them," he added. According to him, the operation of heavy flamethrowers in the Middle East is being taken into account to develop the Tosochka system as it is planned to be delivered to Middle East countries.

The TOS-1A is designed and manufactured by the Russian Defence Company JSC of Uralvagonzavod. Heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A is an effective mean of thermobaric and volume-detonating ammunition. High accuracy calculation of firing angle for unguided rockets allocates targets of the impact point on the area in a way that makes it possible to cover a target densely at 6 seconds of full salvo duration at the maximum range of 6000 m. It allows suppressing enemy active actions for a long time period at considerable areas and 100% destruction of unconcealed enemy personnel at the area of 40000 square meters. The maximum action effect of unguided missiles in thermobaric equipment could be reached in mountainous area because of blast wave mutual apposition and their multiple reflections from surrounding rocks, causing of ground taluses, stone blockages.
     
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