Russian Eastern MD to carry out first firing tests with Tor-M2U air defence systems 32503161

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Russian Eastern MD to carry out first firing tests with Tor-M2U air defence systems
Air defence units of the Eastern MD motorized rifle formations carried out first firing with Tor-M2U air defence missile systems at the Telemba specialized range (Buryatia). In the course of a tactic exercise with combat firing, Tor-M2U air defence missile systems detected, tracked and identified small-sized aerial target simulators of Saman type. The crews successfully engaged the targets at night.
Russian Eastern MD to carry out first firing tests with Tor M2U air defence systems 640 001Tor-M2U air defence missile systems (Picture: Russian MoD)
The servicemen improved their skills in loading the combat hardware, met qualification standards in putting the combat vehicles combat mode, and performed electronic (training) missile launches.

The Tor-M2U is an upgraded version of the Tor-M2 short-range air defense missile system. The Tor-M2U is equipped with a new battlefield missile system with better algorithms to recognize, classify and prioritize targets and able to engage four threats simultaneously. The Tor-M2U is especially designed to protect the most important military and civil objects from air strikes carried out using aircraft, helicopters, cruising missiles, guided missiles, aerial guided and non-guided bombs, UAVs, etc. under any lighting and weather conditions.

The Russian army has take delivery of the first Tor-M2U missile systems at the end of 2014 with the system expected to achieve initial operational capability by late 2015 after completing the state's testing phase. The Tor-M2U newest anti-aircraft missile systems will be for the first time shown on May 9, 2014, in the Victory Parade in Moscow.

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