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Russia Tests New Thermobaric Rocket System

RIA Novosti

12:36 10/04/2012

MOSCOW, April 10 (RIA Novosti) - Russia has tested a new thermobaric rocket for its TOS-1 Buratino and TOS-1A Soltsepek multiple launch rocket systems, the Izvestia daily reported on Tuesday.

The tests took place at the Prudboi site in the Southern Military District.

The new missile can effectively engage targets at a range of up to six kilometers.

It has a 90-kg warhead, uses a new thermobaric mixture and has a new motor.

The new rocket will be mounted on a T-72 and T-90 tank chassis.

The TOS-1 Buratino multiple rocket launching system carries 30 rockets and TOS-1A Soltsepek has 24.

Solntsepek translates as “blazing sun.”

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