The first multiple rocket launcher system Polonez will go into service in Belarus. The weapon was solemnly given to the 332nd Missile Brigade of Osipovichi on August 22.
The domestic development is significantly superior to its predecessors in terms of many characteristics. The destruction range is 200 kilometers.
It can shoot at eight goals simultaneously. The deviation from the target at the maximum distance does not exceed 1 meter.
Maxim Slizh, CTV:
This is the heart of Polonez, also the domestic development, which allows you to hit the target with an accuracy of less than one meter. Foreign analogues aren't capable of this.
The rocket passes the maximum distance the within a few minutes, gaining a height of 42 kilometers. It makes it a very dangerous weapon, but his main goal is actually peace.
Oleg Belokonev, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus:
The adoption of new weapons is one of the elements of strategic deterrence. The adoption of this system into service of the Belarusian Armed Forces is, of course, the most effective element at this stage. The radius of destruction of the shell is 275 meters.
During tests the rockets proved their worth.
Alexander Tishkevich, commander of the 332nd Missile Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus:
Rockets really crossed the borders of 9 districts of three regions. And, in spite of these difficult conditions, the task was fulfilled perfectly. Performance characteristics were confirmed and the high training of personnel and reliable equipment leveled all possible risks.