Syria is interested in buying the latest Belarusian MLRS instead of Russian learned GDC quoting Russian newspaper Avia.Pro.
Syrian military experts are actively discussing the possibility of acquiring a large batch of Belarusian flute multiple launch rocket systems “Flute”, intending to replace the Russian Grad MLRS with them.
According to a number of sources, in comparison with Grad, Belarusian Flutes have a much larger defeat zone, are capable of simultaneously firing up to 80 rockets, are highly mobile and have a much lower cost.
Of particular interest to Syrian military experts is the fact that the Belarusian MLRS Flute use the widespread Soviet 80-mm unguided missiles C-8 series.
Belarusian MLRS can launch 80 missiles at a target in a minute, covering a huge area. To fight jihadists, this weapon is simply indispensable – compared to them, Grad seems like a joke.
However, the key disadvantage of these MLRSs is also important – their short range, and therefore, Belarusian Flute-80 and Flute-122 can only effectively hit targets at ranges of about 3 kilometers, and 40 km respectively.
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