Media sources reported that the Syrian Army’s missile units have been using the Russia-made Uragan (Tornado) missile launcher in the war on terrorist groups, adding that the missile launcher stands second in area of power compared to other systems across the world.
The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that the Syrian army has 36 Russia-made heavy missile launchers BM-27 Uragan (Tornado) that stands second to another Russian missile launcher, BM-30 Smerch, in the world.
The Uragan missile launcher’s main mission is destroying enemy formation, including armored vehicles and ground forces within the range of 35km.
The missile launcher is capable of destroying enemy bases and fortified positions.
Field sources said in early March the Syrian Army was using Russian T-72 tanks in Eastern Ghouta battles that were similar to the battles in Stalingrad in the World War II.
The sources said that the army troops were utilizing Russian T-72 tanks in their operation against terrorist groups in al-Qaboun district, adding that the al-Qaboun operation was similar to Stalingrad operation of the Russian army against the Germen occupiers that was one of the longest and most important battles in the World War II.
In the meantime, a large number of images were released in social networks showing a number of Russian commandoes in one of the Syrian Army operations.
Meantime, some reports said the Russian commandoes formerly operated in Central Asia and the Caucuses set up an anti-terrorism battalion known as Touran in Syria.
In the meantime, media reports disclosed that the Syrian army optimized its T-72 battlefield tanks to resist against an anti-tank missiles.
According to the Arabic-language al-Hadath news website, an optimized T-72 tank was hit by an anti-tank missile in a test field in Damascus province, but the tank remained unharmed and continued operations.
Diyana Mikhailov, a military expert, said that the T-72 tank merely sustained some small damage during the test, adding that the optimization process was successful.
The Syrian army had deployed the Russian T-90 tanks against the terrorists in Aleppo Front in Northern Syria in February 2016 after the T-72 tanks failed to resist against the terrorists’ anti-tank missiles.
The T-90 and its outstanding capability to destroy incoming TOW and M79 missiles appears to be perfect for a theater of war like the one in Syria.
In 4 and a half years of conflict, more than 9,000 BGM-71E3B TOW and M79 anti-tank systems have been introduced in the country. Their capability to easily penetrate T-55 and T-72 tanks was the main reason why the Syrian Arab Army has had so many problems gaining ground in Aleppo province prior to using T-90 tanks.
Now, after optimization process, the Syrian army troops will be able to use the T-72 tanks again.