MLRS POLONEZ NOW IN BELARUSIAN ARMY'S ARSENAL
The multiple-launch rocket system (MRLS) Polonez is now part of the arsenal of the 336th missile artillery brigade of the Belarusian army.
“The Polonez system is meant to augment the missile battalion of the brigade. The Polonez system will greatly improve the combat ability of missile and artillery units as well as the defensive capability of Belarus as a whole,” said Major-General Oleg Belokonev, Chief of the General Staff of the Belarusian army, First Deputy Defense Minister.
The main tactical and technical parameters of the Polonez system are on par with the best foreign competitors. “Many technical solutions implemented by Belarusian designers are unparalleled in the world. The adoption of new armaments is part of the strategic deterrence measures. Multiple-launch rocket systems represent the most powerful means to provide fire support to ground troops,” noted Oleg Belokonev.
Unique capabilities of this system were confirmed during a live fire test in Gomel Oblast. The live fire test was performed by the 336th missile artillery brigade of the Belarusian army. “Two firing sessions were staged. The targets were hit. The test confirmed the effectiveness and reliability of the system. The crews that serviced the MLRS unit demonstrated a high level of training. They had been trained for over two months by the manufacturing company,” said Colonel Alexander Tishkevich, commander of the 336th missile artillery brigade.
MRLS Polonez is designed to deliver strikes against enemy personnel in the open and in shelters as well as unarmored and armored fighting vehicles and special vehicles, artillery units, missile systems and air defense missile systems, aircraft at airfields. MRLS Polonez can deliver strikes as far as 50-200km with a high degree of precision.