In Ukraine released a video of the test of operational-tactical missile complex “Thunder-2”. The complex order and on the money of Saudi Arabia, are developing at the Pavlograd chemical plant together with the designers of KB “southern”. Abroad will be sent to the less powerful setup than the one that will receive the Ukrainian army. The Ukrainian experts argue that the characteristics of the complex will allow you to change the alignment of forces in Donbass.
Now the system can hit targets at a distance of 280 km. However, it was alleged that the developers can easily increase this distance to 450 km in the updated version.
“Thunder-2” can carry and launch two ballistic missiles of the type “earth-earth” with a mass warhead of 480 kg.
The complex will have different navigation systems and guidance, both radar and optical-electronic.
According to the Ukrainian magazine “Apostrophe”, Saudi Arabia has invested in the development of a set of 40 million U.S. dollars. The head of information and consulting company defense Express Serhiy Zgurets told the newspaper that in his opinion the accuracy of target destruction PTRC “Thunder” comparable to its closest competitor — the Russian “Iskander”.
But to serial production is still far away. The complex must go through many tests and modifications.