Russia began to supply Iraq with heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A “Solntsepek” (blaze of the sun) – “Vedomosti”

TSAMTO, July 30. At the airport of Baghdad on July 28   Antonov 124-100 “Ruslan”  of airline “Volga-Dnepr”  arrived   having on board  the party of heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A “Solntrepek”, “Vedomosti” informs  referring to the posted photos on Facebook .

According to the newspaper, earlier information about Iraq’s procurement system TOS-1A in the public domain was absent.

As confirmed by “Vedomosti” Sources in the defense industry, during a visit to Moscow last week the Iraqi delegation headed by the Minister of Defense Saadoun al-Duleymi  it was signed a contracts worth more than $ 1 billion for the delivery of a large consignment of arms to Iraq, including four combat machines TOS-1A “Solntsepek”, artillery, mortar weapons and ammunition.

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TOS-1A – a heavy flamethrower system at an arms fair in Nizhny Tagil

TOS-1A - a heavy flamethrower system at an arms fair in Nizhny Tagil

23.07.2013 Arms-expo
Machines, falling in heavy flamethrower system (TOS-1A) will be presented at the IX International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition – Russia Arms EXPO 2013 by JSC “Design Bureau of Transport Machinery” (Omsk). The press service of the exhibition informs.
Heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A is designed to provide fire support to infantry and tanks, the defeat of the enemy, open and closed firing positions in a variety of offensive and defensive combat. As well as the decommissioning of light armored vehicles and vehicles.
As ammunition BM-1 uses unguided missiles (NURS). The machine is equipped with a rotating platform with a swinging part, which includes a package of 24 of guide tubes for rockets.
An important feature of the BM-1 – High accuracy and automated testing of angles of sight. Depending on the situation, fire at targets can be produced by single and paired shots from both barrels.
Duration of Full salvo launches in pair – 6 seconds, and the range of fire of up to 6 kilometers. Time ready to open fire on the apparent purpose from the point at BM-1 – 90 sec,