Time to forget of Soviet past: Ukraine presents brand new MLRS "Verba"
A brand new multiple rocket launcher branded “Verba” [Williow] has been developed for the Ukrainian army by Kharkiv Design Bureau, which is part of Ukroboronprom concern, according to its press service.
The designers say the new weapon is a new generation of widely known MLRS Grad.
It is reported that the system rests on a KrAZ chassis and is equipped with five cabin seats.
"Control of fire, targeting and even recharging is automatized and is performed from from the cabin, without direct intervention of crew in the system’s operation," the statement notes.
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"The time has come when we have to stop using the [equipment from the] Soviet past and start looking into the future. Verba is the kind of weapon that should be going to the Ukrainian on an industrial scale," said Ukroboronprom chief Roman Romanov.
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