Russian paratroopers get unmatched 'flamethrowers' for war in Ukraine
Russian Defense receives the TOS-1A "Solntsepyok," which is developed based on the TOS-1 "Buratino".
Based on the foundation of the TOS-1 "Buratino," the TOS-1A "Solntsepyok" (Scorching Sun) heavy "flamethrower" system was created in 2001. This kind of firepower system is intended to disable an enemy's lightly armored cars, buildings, fortifications, and personnel at a distance of up to six kilometers.
The Defense Ministry revealed that for the first time in history, Russian airborne troops received the TOS-1A "Solntsepyok" heavy flamethrower systems, and they will be used in the special operation zone in Ukraine.
The Head of the Airborne NBC Protection Troops, Colonel Alexei Goncharov, noted that these systems "have no equal in the collective West's arsenals," so they "induce panic among our enemies."
The Defense Ministry revealed that during the war in Ukraine, the "Solntsepyok" systems proved to be incredibly successful at destroying heavily fortified enemy strongholds.
The most recent topographic and geodetic software systems are used to release its firepower. Even in the trenches, the minister continued, there is nowhere to flee from the TOS-1A.
Russia expands production of high-precision weapons
On a similar note, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced on April 1 that Russia has multiplied the production of conventional and high-precision weapons to be sent to Russian troops participating in the war in Ukraine.
During a meeting held earlier in the day, Shoigu said, "Thanks to the expanded production capacities and increased labor productivity, the number of products to support the troops has increased multiple times. These are both conventional and high-precision types of weapons," adding "All of the above allows to deliver the objectives set by Supreme Commander-in-Chief [President Vladimir Putin] in accordance with the plan for conducting the special military operation."
Moreover, the Defense Minister stated that "the supply volumes of the most demanded ammunition has been determined, and the necessary measures are being taken to increase them."