Algeria is seemingly a buyer for the 220mm TOS-1A multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS).
Video footage uploaded in early August of the previous month’s Majd 2017 military exercises showed a TOS-1A on a military display, indicating that the MLRS had either been purchased by Algeria or was undergoing testing by the country’s military.
Algeria operates TOS-1?
TOS spotted on one of the screens during exercise.http://t.co/mAYxIce8wV pic.twitter.com/baZqNyaLHp
— monitoring (@warsmonitoring) August 5, 2017
DefenceWeb reported that the manufacturer, Omsktransmash, confirmed the delivery during Russia’s Army-2017 military exhibition. The purchase reportedly occurred several years ago but had not been previously acknowledged.
A source at NPO Splav also reportedly confirmed the delivery to Algeria.
It is not known how many systems Algeria purchased.
The TOS-1A fires up to 24 220mm rockets, to a range of up to six kilometers.