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Ukraine’s Rare Bastion-02 MLRS System Combat Use (Video)

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Bastion-02 / Illustrative photo from open sources
Bastion-02 / Illustrative photo from open sources

The main feature of this Ukraine-modified multiple launch rocket system is automatic shell reloading, which allows you to open fire in 120 seconds

The Armed Forces of Ukraine jet artillery significantly contributes to the victory over the enemy. However, there’s not much information regarding Ukraine’s latest model of MLRS in open sources.

For example, in early March 2022, it was reported that the Vilkha MLRS manufactured by the Luch Design Bureau had successfully completed more than 50 launches to annihilate russian occupiers.

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And now, for the first time, we see the combat work of Bastion-02 MLRS, the video was taken from open sources.

The Bastion-02 system is something like a rare modernization of the Soviet BM-21 system.

The main elements which have been changed are the KRAZ chassis and the installation of automatic rockets reloading system, which allows you to open fire in a maximum of 120 seconds after recharging (7 minutes in manual mode).

Ukraine’s Rare Bastion-02 MLRS System Combat Use (Video), Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
BM-21 Grad / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine press service

According to open source information, production and supplying of this system for the Armed Forces of Ukraine began in 2014. However, there isn’t any evidence that such systems were supplied to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in large quantities. That's why Defense Express calls it a rare modernization of the BM-21 Grad MLRS.

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