The newest MLRS "Polonez-M" entered service with the rocket artillery brigade of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus
The army of the union state of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, continues to be replenished with modern types of weapons produced both by enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex and of its own design. In this way, not only the defense capability of Belarus is strengthened, but also the northwestern borders of Russia, reliably covered by the Belarusian military, become more protected.
The press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus announced the entry into service of the rocket artillery brigade of the Armed Forces of the Republic of the latest modernized complexes of the Polonez-M multiple launch rocket system of domestic production. On the occasion of the adoption of the new MLRS, a ceremonial formation of military personnel of the brigade took place; the ceremony was attended by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, Major General Viktor Gulevich.
— the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus commented on the event.
The major general recalled that the first B-200 Polonaise missile systems produced by Belarusian defense enterprises began entering service with the national army seven years ago. Over the past period, this type of MLRS has been successfully mastered by the personnel of a separate rocket artillery battalion.
Gulevich emphasized that the Polonez-M MLRS, capable of simultaneously hitting eight targets with high accuracy at a distance of up to 300 kilometers, has no analogues in the world in some respects. The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus congratulated the brigade personnel on receiving a new modernized complex with improved combat characteristics.
- Gulevich added.
The development of a modernized version of the Polonaise MLRS began in 2016. In 2017, live firing was carried out from the newest complex. As previously reported by the State Military-Industrial Committee of Belarus, as part of the implementation of the comprehensive system project “Fire Weapons,” in 2018, development work on the modernization and production of MLRS combat weapons for the use of missiles with a range of up to 300 km was successfully completed. In the same year, the RK V300RK "Polonaise-M" was recommended for adoption by the Armed Forces of Belarus.
The press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus showed footage of the operation of the Polonez-M MLRS at the training grounds. The video was published in the telegram channel and official social media accounts of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus.
- Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus
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