Military equipment

Grad systems were put in service with the Special Operations Forces

June 27, 2024 3 minutes to read

Now completely.

Additional training of drivers from among the new recruits was completed in the 38th Air Assault Brigade. The final stage of the training was a 50-kilometer march in a convoy.

The published photos show the Grad MLRS. We wrote about the preparation of the Special Operations Forces for the adoption of Grad systems in July 2023. And in May 2024, Grad systems were seen at the parade of troops of the Brest garrison and at the exhibition of equipment of the 103rd Airborne Brigade in Vitsiebsk.

The additional training of drivers to drive Grad MLRS is the final confirmation of their entry into service with the combined artillery divizions of the 38th Air Assault Brigade and the 103rd Airborne Brigade. Most likely, reactive artillery batteries were formed in each of the divizions (6 combat vehicles in each).

Once again, it should be noted that the Special Operations Forces received the old Grad systems (on the Ural-375D chassis), and not the more modernized versions produced by the Belarusian military-industrial complex (for example, the Shkval MLRS or the BelGrad-2 MLRS).

The combined artillery divizions of brigades of the Special Operations Forces (in addition to the Grad MLRS) are also armed with the 122-mm D-30 towed howitzers, 120-mm 2B23 Nona-M1 towed mortars, and anti-tank missile systems.