sábado, 4 de enero de 2014

Third Tor-M2 battery in service of Belarusian air defense

The third battery of air defense missile systems Tor-M2 was put into service today by the 120th air defense missile brigade of the Western Operative and Tactical Command of the Air Defense and Air Force of BelarusThe keys to the new systems were presented by Major-General Igor Golub, Deputy Chief of the Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus. He underlined: “With the acquisition of the third battery we have formed a full-fledged air defense missile division, which wields the latest armaments”.

One Tor-M2 battery comprises four vehicles. Thus, the Belarusian army has received 12 Tor-M2 vehicles so far. The vehicles were made in Russia using Belarusian chassis (MZKT). The chassis has earned a good reputation: “We have already tested it in sands of Ashuluk. We have no complaints about the Belarusian chassis,” noted Igor Golub. He also explained that one combat system can fire at four airborne targets simultaneously. 

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  1. Tor is an all-weather low-to-medium altitude missile system, designed to efficiently engage and destroy aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, precision guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and short range ballistic targets. Few months’ back Russia has successfully test fired the Tor-M2 short-range surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile system. It’s been leant that the new 9M338 missiles equipped variant features enhanced precision, an extended firing range, increased ammunition-carrying capacity. This will strengthens Russian Air Defence ....