Techmash plans to deliver the first batch of TOS-2 systems for Victory Day
The first batch of the latest TOS-2 heavy flamethrower systems is planned to be put into trial operation for the 75th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War.
This was reported by TASS with reference to the General Director of the concern “Techmash” (part of “Rostec”) Vladimir Lepin.
“The first batch of new flamethrower systems is planned to be put into pilot military operation in 2020 by the specified date,” said Lepin.
He said that “the decision on mass production will be made after the completion of state tests and based on the results of experimental military operation.”
Lepin said that TOS-2 state tests “are being held in accordance with the approved plan.”
In November, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, the head of the Chemical, Biological, and Radiation Protection Troops of the Russian Armed Forces, announced that TOS-2 should be delivered to military units in May 2020.