On November 3, Ukraine marks the Day of Missile Troops and Artillery.
Supreme Commander-in-Chief - President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with the participation of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Army General Stepan Poltorak, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov and General Director of the SC "Ukroboronprom" Roman Romanov got acquainted with modern weapons systems and military equipment at the training ground near the village of Devichki, Kiev region .
SE "KMDB" demonstrated a modernized system of launch rocket system BM-21U "Verba" together with a transporter loader-launcher. Such a complex provides automated horizontization on the ground, calculation of firing data depending on topographic and meteorological conditions, guidance of the combat unit on the target.
The transporter loader-launcher carries 80 missiles on board and is capable of replenishing the ammunition in a short period of time or completely recharging the combat vehicle.
According to Chief Designer Gennady Graschenkov, the use of modern technologies and microprocessor control systems allows to increase not only the fire capabilities of the complex, but potentially reduce the combat calculation for two people.
Now the enterprise is completing the work on presenting the complex for state tests. Forecasting, the serial upgrade of the "Grad" system in the interests of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry may be launched in the second half of 2018.