Unexpectedly, Syria might buy the Belarusian MLRS instead the Russian Grad

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Syrian military experts are actively discussing the possibility of acquiring a large batch of Belarusian flute multiple launch rocket systems “Flute”, intending to replace the Russian Grad MLRS with them, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency Aviapro.

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According to a number of sources, in comparison with Grad, Belarusian flute multiple launch rocket systems “Flute” have a much larger defeat zone, are capable of simultaneously firing up to 80 rockets, and also are highly mobile and have a much lower cost.

Of particular interest to Syrian military experts is the fact that the Belarusian MLRS Flute use the widespread Soviet 80-mm unguided S-8 missiles.

“Belarusian MLRS can launch 80 missiles at a target in a minute, covering a huge area. To combat jihadists, this weapon is simply indispensable – in comparison with them, the Grad seems to be a joke,” the publication says.

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However, the key disadvantage of these MLRSs is also important – their short range, and therefore, Belarusian complexes can only effectively hit targets at ranges of about 3-5 kilometers, and apparently they are unlikely to replace Grad MLRSs with range defeat up to 30 kilometers.


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