Russia's defence minister said on Wednesday that the armed forces should use new advanced weapons systems in the conflict in Ukraine.
"It is necessary to continue the modernisation and creation of promising systems with their subsequent use during the special military operation," Sergei Shoigu said at a defence ministry meeting of senior generals.
Shoigu, one of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies, did not specify which advanced weapons should be used, though he said he wanted to discuss with the generals new ways of improving artillery and missile attacks.
"New ways of using them in combat are being tested," Shoigu said, without giving specifics.
Russia will have 1,000 MLRS rocket launchers on the frontline in January. They can fire 12,000 rocket artillery projectiles in 12 seconds. It takes 20 minutes to reload and program in targets so they can fire again.
Range 200 to 300 KM. 120 to 180 miles. Warhead: 248 to 255 KGs. Can be armor piercing or smaller for anti-personnel. Older versions fire up to 40 smaller rockets.