Army Belarus has tested for first time Tor-M2 air defense missile system in live fire exercise 01031

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Defence & Security News - Belarus

 
 
Saturday, March 1, 2014 04:05 AM
 
Army of Belarus has tested for the first time Tor-M2 air defense missile system in live fire exercise.
The Belarusian Armed Forces tested its air defense missile system Tor-M2. It was the first time that a Tor-M2 system has been tested in Belarus, Belarusian Defense Ministry said. During a tactical exercise involving units of the 120th Air Defense Missile Brigade of the Western Tactical Command of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense in Gomel Oblast, the third air defense missile battery Tor-M2 performed live firing.
     
The Belarusian Armed Forces tested its air defense missile system Tor-M2. It was the first time that a Tor-M2 system has been tested in Belarus, Belarusian Defense Ministry said. During a tactical exercise involving units of the 120th Air Defense Missile Brigade of the Western Tactical Command of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense in Gomel Oblast, the third air defense missile battery Tor-M2 performed live firing.
A Tor-M2 surface-to-air defense missile system of Belarus Army during live fire exercise.
     

Belarusian Defense Minister Yuri Zhadobin said the military exercise also tested the readiness of the troops to carry out training missions and autonomous highly-maneuverable actions.

The Belarusian Defense Minister explained that new weapons had been received, mastered by the personnel, and tested by firing live missiles during the tactical exercise. “All the four targets were shot down with four missiles. It was confirmed in real time by objective control instruments.

The 120th Air Defense Missile Brigade received the third air defense missile battery Tor-M2 only in December 2013. It was the first time a Tor-M2 system had been tested in Belarus. Previous tests of the hardware and skills of the personnel took place at Russia’s firing range Ashuluk.

The exercise was the final phase of the field deployment of the 120th Air Defense Missile Brigade. During the deployment the personnel also practiced collaboration, damage control, and passed live firing readiness tests.

     
The Belarusian Armed Forces tested its air defense missile system Tor-M2. It was the first time that a Tor-M2 system has been tested in Belarus, Belarusian Defense Ministry said. During a tactical exercise involving units of the 120th Air Defense Missile Brigade of the Western Tactical Command of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense in Gomel Oblast, the third air defense missile battery Tor-M2 performed live firing.
     
The Tor-M2 is a short range air defense missile system, designed by the Russian Company Almaz-Antey. The TOR-M2 / M2E is designed to attack aircraft, helicopters, aerodynamic UAVs, guided missiles and other components of high precision weapons flying at medium, low and extremely low altitudes i adverse air and jamming environment.

The Tor-M2 doubles the number of targets that can be engaged simultaneously by a single combat vehicle to four. The TOR-M2 is able to engage 48 targets and can track 12 targets. The missile system can hit any aerial targets to a maximum range of 12 km at altitudes from 10 to 10,000 m.
 

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