Russia’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Protection Troops are testing the TOS-2 Tosochka multiple rocket launcher (MRL), the service’s commander, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, told the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper on 13 November.
Lt Gen Kirillov told Krasnaya Zvezda that the TOS-1A MRL’s crew protection, accuracy, and lethality are being upgraded. (Russian MoD)
“The TOS-2 is a new weapon system of the CBRN Troops. The first platforms were delivered to the troops this year, and they are going through operational evaluation. The system’s declared specifications were confirmed during Exercise ‘Kavkaz [Caucasus] 2020’,” the general said.
The existing TOS-1A Solntespyok (Sunburn) MRL’s crew protection, accuracy, and lethality are now being upgraded, according to Lt Gen Kirillov.
The CBRN Protection Troops are deeply involved in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “Some 10,000 servicemen and 3,500 vehicles are participating in this work. This contingent disinfected 113,000 objects totalling 25,000,000 m
, over 200 aircraft, and 19,000 vehicles,” Lt Gen Kirillov said. The CBRN Protection Troops used MKA PBA and KDA disinfection systems, UTM-80M decontamination vehicles, and ARS-14KM mobile refueling stations to fight Covid-19 in Russia, Italy, Serbia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.