MINSK, 9 July (BelTA) – The State Authority for Military Industry of Belarus denies that the multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) Fleita is being field tested in Ukraine's east, BelTA learned from the agency's website.
A Russian website reported on 6 July that the Belarusian weapon system had been deployed in Ukraine. The State Authority for Military Industry of Belarus officially states that speculations about tests of the MLRS Fleita in a combat situation in Ukraine's east are based on unverified, incompetent, and unreal information. They are groundless, biased, and have nothing in common with reality, the Belarusian agency's website reads.
Belarus has thoroughly analyzed results of deployment of similar weapon systems in various parts of the planet and started R&D work to create the MLRS Fleita. The work is supposed to be finished by the end of the year. All the development stages and preliminary trials are conducted only in Belarus' territory. The weapon system has never left the country, the website reads.
Preparations are in progress for the first field trials of the MLRS Fleita. They will take place in an exercise area of the Belarusian army.